Giants send Royals staff pizza after World Series victory
Nov 11 2015
"My job is to pretty much make sure the players are on board with everything we're doing", Collins said during the World Series. "If you can't love Kansas City today you never will".
In the Royals home market of Kansas City, which has not seen its team win a title since 1985, 60% of all TV homes were tuned into the game. There's no doubt, nor has there ever been, about the feats and accomplishments that this KC Royals team would be able to achieve. "That's grown throughout the whole entire world, I think, as the fans have watched us compete throughout this postseason".
The 2006 season was the third straight 100-loss season for the Royals and despite promising prospects, no progress was being made.
"It's technically a blue snow day, but I would call it an 80-degree snow day maybe", Hinson said with a laugh. The Mets won 90 games, a division title and the National League. That is a few rotation they have over there in Flushing.
A championship team many of them have waited a lifetime for.
That resiliency was evident throughout their October ride.
Eric Hosmer, from South Miami, is another prototypical Royals' type, as he shrugged off a critical error to later drive home the game-winning run with a walk-off sacrifice fly in the series opener.
In the World Series, Murphy batted.
Rachel Bryant, of Kansas City, brought her 7-year-old son, Jayden, to the parade. He had just one year and a team option remaining on his contract. Now, the team will get to celebrate the second championship in franchise history with a parade and victory rally after.
A parade and rally are scheduled for Tuesday afternoon, starting at the downtown Power & Light District and winding 2.3 miles before ending at Union Station, where a rally will be held. "He hasn't played in I don't know how long".
The Royals are better.
Collins was second-guessed after letting starter Matt Harvey take the mound for the ninth inning with a 2-0 lead on Sunday night.
An infielder, Collins spent 10 years in the minors and made it to Triple-A without playing in the majors. He, along with Johnny Cueto and Ben Zobrist, becomes a free agent.
People weren't necessarily thrilled about sending Finnegan to Cincinnati, but if the Royals won the World Series, then this trade could be considered a success.
Brett said he expected the talented core of the Royals to improve.