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Royals fans are clearly more excited about their team than other fans

The Royals celebrated after advancing to the World Series last October.
The Royals celebrated after advancing to the World Series last October. The Kansas City Star

You don’t want to kick a guy when he’s down, but Royals fans are clearly more excited for their team than Houston Astros supporters.

I know this because of Twitter.

On Tuesday, the Royals tweeted this:

The response is what you’d hope for:

This is noteworthy, because I recall the Astros doing a similar giveaway last month:

As you can see, Astros fans didn’t come anywhere close to the 1,000 retweets. That led to this sad tweet:

The good news for Houston fans is the Astros tried again, and did in fact reach their goal.

Winning the American League Championship Series undoubtedly helped energize Royals fans, but times are tough in Houston.

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