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It is not everyday that a team as truly magical and extraordinary as the 2015 Kansas City Royals comes about. Fresh off of a 2014 World Series loss, the KC Royals had no doubt that the 2015 team would be one for the history books. The team, coaching staff and fans all anxiously awaited the start of the new season after the devastation that resulted from last year’s defeat.
The experience gained during the 2014 season would motivate the team even more to accomplish what they had set out to do in 2014. Returning faces and first-timers alike would look to lead a young team to the end goal, a World Series championship.
As dawn broke on another baseball season and another opportunity, the Kansas City Royals were more than ready. There’s no doubt, nor has there ever been, about the feats and accomplishments that this KC Royals team would be able to achieve. With the personnel and motivation held in the clubhouse, the team’s goals stretched way beyond Opening Day; this team was destined for greatness.
That was certainly evident during Spring Training, when the Royals posted a 20-10 record. While Spring Training is not exactly an indicator of future success, the Royals had a chip on their shoulder from the beginning as they sought to take care of unfinished business. That success from Spring Training would carry over into the first month of the season, as the Royals looked to take care of some unfinished business.
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