Monday, November 2, 2015

Battle Royal

Early this morning (November 2, 2015), the Kansas City Royals bested the New York Mets by exploding for five runs in the 12th inning.  When I was a kid, the Royals were the enemy for beating my beloved Toronto Blue Jays in 1985, denying my home team its first opportunity to win a World Series championship.  When the Jays won not one, but two, World Series back to back, in 1992 and 1993, forgiveness began to take root.  This year, I found myself cheering both the Jays and the Royals.  In the end, I was delighted to watch the Royals win their second World Series championship, showing more grit, determination, and sheer joy than I remember seeing in any professional baseball team.  My Royal pain transformed into Royal treatment.  Congratulations, Kansas City Royals, on being 2015 World Series champions!