The KC Royals have thrilled their fans by forcing their way back into the American League playoff picture. Their post-season chances have gone from remote to significant in the last three weeks in which they’ve reeled off 18 wins in 22 games. I now believe they will make the playoffs.
Yes, I’ve become a full-fledged believer. I’ve guzzled down the Kool-Aid and I’m All In on the belief that the Kansas City Royals will play in the post-season for their third consecutive season. That would be the first time since 1976-79 that the KC Royals have pulled off the feat.
The hope that the Royals will seize their second World Series title hangs on the fuzzy edge of my daydreams.
Have I gone insane? Am I just in full fan-boy mode? Would I be wise to lock up my bank accounts and avoid sports betting venues? Probably. But, I’d like to think that my burgeoning belief is based on at least a modicum of rational analysis.
Of course, man is a rationalizing animal capable of producing a myriad of factual reasons to justify decisions based on emotion or gut instinct. Those of us who like to think we are reason-driven individuals are even more prone to such ex-post facto rationalizations.
So, I’m going to list my reasons and I’ll let my readers decide. Am I rational? Or have I lost myself in the joy of watching the KC Royals latest winning streak?
Next: Reason No. 5