Wednesday, November 04, 2015
A Memorable Night
This photo was taken in the bottom of the 14th inning of the opening game of the 2015 World Series. I had the awesome opportunity to attend this series opener with my son Jonathan and we were treated to an epic battle between the Royals and the Mets. Eric Hosmer hit a sacrifice fly during this at bat to score Alcides Escobar from 3rd. It was an incredible moment to conclude a game that lasted more than 5 hours. Very few fans left as the picture can attest.
Unless you've been living on a remote island in the Pacific the past couple of weeks, you know that the Royals went on to win the series 4-1. These comeback, cardiac kids never gave up, even when trailing in 7 of the postseason games and often very late in those contests. The city celebrated in grand fashion yesterday with a parade and rally at the Liberty Memorial/Union Station. An estimated 800,000 people turned out to cheer our hometown heroes and did so in an incredibly orderly fashion.
Those of us who closely followed the Royals all season will undoubtedly be experiencing withdrawal symptoms from baseball until next spring, but for now, we get to bask in the glory of a world championship during this off-season. Well done, guys!