Reasons Kansas City Royals fans have to be thankful this Thanksgiving
5.) 2015 World Series is still fresh in our minds
If none of that previous stuff makes you feel any better about the current state of the Kansas City Royals, there’s always the past success of the franchise to reflect upon. That includes, first and foremost, the 2015 world championship. Close your eyes and you can probably still picture the key moments of the organization’s second World Series title-winning run.
There’s the leadoff home run by Alcides Escobar, the game-tying home run by Alex Gordon and the walk-off sacrifice fly by Hosmer. That’s just in Game 1. Johnny Cueto pitched lights out in Game 2, and then there was another rally in Game 4. Finally came Game 5 and the end of 30 years of frustration.
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It all starts with the incredible performance by Edinson Volquez, pitching just days after his father’s funeral. His outing would have been in vain had Cain and Hosmer not combined to overcome a 2-0 ninth-inning deficit. Regardless of what uniform he’s wearing next year, fans will forever remember Hosmer’s mad dash home to tie the game.
What followed was the stuff of legends. Christian Colon came up for his first postseason at-bat since his game-tying hit in the 2014 American League Wild Card Game, which kicked off another pennant-winning streak. All he did this time around was drive in the go-ahead run in the 12th inning. Cain cleared the bases for more than enough insurance, and Davis closed things out.
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So when things seem too hard to handle, always remember fondly the 2015 World Series. It will brighten a lot of bleak days. Nobody knows when the Kansas City Royals will win their next title. But these memories will sustain us until that day.