Party Like It’s 1985

Today something is occurring that hasn’t occurred in 29 years.

My beloved Royals are in the Playoffs.

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The Royals have not been to the playoffs since 1985, which is the longest playoff drought in the MLB. Not exactly the greatest title to hold…

When they went the last time, I was 4 months old. So I have never fully experienced a Royals post season. Although I am sure I gurgled and cooed as any loyal fan would.

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My dad always says that I was their good luck charm since their 1985 World Series win was the year I was born. Tom was also born that year too. So we are convinced that we produced the miracle child in George to help the Royals once again. Nothing like putting the pressure on our kid from the day he was born. They did win the night he was born just saying…

Baseball is the sport of superstitions. You can thank us later Royals fans for procreating. This little bundle of goodness got us to the post season right?

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It has not been easy being a Royals fan over the past 29 years. There have been many ups and downs (unfortunately a lot of downs) over the years.

But we made it, and it is so sweet to be here.

It may be hard to be a Kansas City fan, but we are not fair weather fans. We have believed and hoped for this since we clinched that World Series title in 1985. We have waited patiently…ok maybe not so patiently. But we have still flocked to buy hot dogs and get into the royal spirit to support America’s favorite past time in the 816 area code.

So to all the cynics and other teams who didn’t see us coming, we are going to enjoy today. We are going to #beroyal and #takethecrown how we do.

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And who doesn’t love a good underdog story and sporting events that are not predictable? And this season, game to game, was anything but predictable. This season has just been fun to watch! In all honestly though, there were some games that I had to watch through my fingers because it was too intense to see. We were ever hopeful.

Through it all, Kansas City fans have always come out for our boys in blue. (We also come out for our boys in red. During Monday Night Football last night, Kansas City made Arrowhead the loudest stadium in the World! Get it Chiefs!)

Let’s Celebrate Kansas City.

No matter what the end result is today, this has been a fantastic season to witness. I have enjoyed watching/reading through every game. (KY/TN don’t seem to be fans of KC so we haven’t been able to watch every game live.)

One day at a time. Enjoy every win, and move past every loss.

(Rest assured though, I would love a win today.)

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George says, “Don’t worry. Party like it’s 1985 Mom.”

I do as the infant says.

So here’s to hoping for the best today! Soak it up while we can! Can we get a Blue October?

I wish I could be in Kansas City today to take part in all the festivities that are going on in my hometown, but we will be watching and cheering anxiously from KY.

We believe! Come on Royals! Take those A’s!

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Do you love baseball? Who are you rooting for in the post season?

17 thoughts on “Party Like It’s 1985

    • I root for the Twins when they aren’t playing my Royals, so I hope that they can get their stuff together too. They did help us out a lot this year with their wins over Detroit.

  1. I’m rooting for you passionately today – down with the A’s!
    But then I can’t root for you anymore because you’ll be playing my team… 🙂 I kept trying to convince my husband that I needed tickets to see the Angels play but he kept saying things that included “pregnant” and “travel restrictions” and all that nonsense!

    • Looks like we are playing each other! It was such a great wild card game! Travel restrictions are such a bore. I say go for it! I am trying to convince Tom the same…

  2. Post-season is fun in any sport. It’s great to see how a town comes together, rolls out merchandise, and everyone catches the fever!

    I’m a hometown girl, so I root for all the Dallas teams. In each major sport (football, basketball, baseball, hockey), we’ve had good years and not so good years. It’s been tough to be a Cowboys fan since the hayday of the mid-90’s, but I root for them anyway. And the Rangers, sigh, the Rangers. We had two phenomenal seasons in a row. This was not one of them.

    • Kansas City has been going nuts the past week! I just wish I could witness the town turning blue…literally all the fountains in the city have been dyed blue. They have had rallies several times too. It is really exciting to see everyone unite! And I feel your pain for rooting for not so stellar teams. Hopefully they will have their day! (Unless they are playing my teams of course!)

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