A little over a year ago, I was leaving Buffalo Wild Wings utterly crushed after they had lost the seventh game in the 2014 Series. I had needed to see them win. Last year was rough to say the least. A lot of things had happened in my personal life, and on top of all of that, my boys in blue lost the World Series. But a year later, there was an entirely different feeling in our family room as Wade Davis finished off the Mets. First World Series win for this team in 30 years, and it was an awesome sight to see.
It’s amazing how something like baseball can bring an entire city together. For the past week, every where I’ve gone, the majority of people have been dressed in blue. You can strike up a conversation with just about anybody and end up high-fiving after discussing the latest game. This city has been brought closer together by our fellas who never gave up.
As I look back at last year and last night, I’m in awe of not just the World Series win, but by the unity of this team and their passion for the game. The Royals are a scrappy, confident, tight knit group that have set a high standard for MLB teams. Their sportsmanship is incredible, and the way that they play the game is amazing to witness. They are a a team that didn’t give up and rallied together to win a huge victory for their home town.
This passion that this baseball team has is the kind of passion I want to have throughout life; the kind of passion that makes you dig even deeper within yourself to win a victory. The attitude that this Midwest team has is a wonderful example for everyone of what it takes to be a champion, and it’s wonderful to see so many of the players giving glory to God through this win. So, thanks Royals, for bringing a lot of things full circle for me. I really appreciate it 🙂 Oh yeah, and getting me out of two tests tomorrow because campus is shut down tomorrow for the celebration. (Still have to take them Thursday, but at least I won’t be doing math while the parade is going on!)
Until Next Time,