Why it Doesn’t Matter
The whole point of this post isn’t to say that there is only one way to win a World Series. Either the Astros or the Dodgers will be crowned champions this season, and the victor will be in stark contrast to the 2015 World Series winner. It’s one thing that makes sports great. If a blueprint existed with the exact formula for a championship, every team would follow it.
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Baseball has been much different in 2017, perhaps because the baseballs themselves have been different. Regardless, hitting a bunch of home runs and focusing too much on starting pitching to realize the need for bullpen depth will never earn the Kansas City Royals a World Series.
If anything, the team’s downfall this year stemmed from trying to become too much like everyone else. The team lost its identity when it changed its offensive philosophy to focus more on the home run. The front office made matters worse by decimating the bullpen.
There’s more than one way to win a World Series. But for the Kansas City Royals, there might be just one.
What do you think about this year’s World Series? Is it more entertaining than the ones involving the Kansas City Royals? Let us know in the comments and on social media.