The Kansas City Royals Fandom was included in the FanSided 250 for 2019, and beat out some other MLB teams, despite another down season.
The Kansas City Royals have never had to question their fanbase, even during trying times. It does get difficult for fans at times, though, especially when the last two seasons have provided more than 100 losses each.
According to the FanSided 250, while the 100 loss seasons have been difficult to sit through, fans have continued to stick by the Royals and made them one of the top Fandoms of 2019.
The FanSided 250, as the name suggests, is a list put out by FanSided, where a group of experts evaluate and rank the top 250 fandoms across all categories from sports, to celebrities, to gaming.
For 2019, the Kansas City Royals’ Fandom was ranked 193 overall, and number 12 in Major League Baseball. Now, at first glance, 193 doesn’t sound all that high but when seeing it across all categories that were included, the 103 loss team might want to take what it can get.
To break it down a little further, let’s just isolate the MLB teams that made the list. From 1st to 16th, the teams are; the Yankees, Cubs, Astros, Nationals, Cardinals, Red Sox, Dodgers, Indians, Braves, Giants, White Sox, Royals, Blue Jays, Twins, Mets, and Brewers.
While it’s no surprise that a team like the Yankees or the Nationals are high up on the list, it may come as a surprise to some that Kansas City made the list, and above the Brewers, Mets, Twins and Blue Jays at that. The Royals were one of the few teams in 2019 who lost 100 games, and the only 100 game loss team to make the list.
To Kansas City Royals fans, though, there is no surprise. While there is consistent frustration at the usual reclamation free agents that are signed every year, and a burning desire to get back to the postseason, Royals fans know that the time is coming.
Royals fans have been through the down years and understand that you can’t leave your team out dry, even if the losses continue to add up. This is what makes the Kansas City Royals such an amazing organization.
So, to fans everywhere, don’t let the rebuilding seasons keep you down or away. Stick with the team and they will be sure to reward you for your loyalty. Remember the 2015 World Series, the difficult years it took to make it to that point, and the players who have come and gone. Keep in your mind all of the things that continue to keep Kansas City fans across the world, Forever Royal.
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Be sure to check out the FanSided 250 to see if any other Fandoms you may be a part of made the list.