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Brothers crowdsource trip from Israel to see beloved Royals clinch World Series berth

True Royals fans have long awaited the team's triumphant return to the Fall Classic, but none more than a pair of brothers keeping tabs on the team from their home in Israel.

Naftali and Yoni Schwartz grew up in Kansas City and developed an affinity for Royals baseball. When their family picked up and moved to Israel in their formative years, they learned that absence really does make the heart grow fonder. 

The brothers have used MLB.TV to watch Royals games since moving abroad. And barely missed a pitch of the AL Wild Card Game. (The games start at 3 a.m. over there and the game ran so long that Naftali had to take his daughter to kindergarten. Don't worry, he made it back for Hosmer's triple.)

MLB.com's Anthony Castrovince has the full story of the Schwartz brothers, who crowdsourced a trip to Kansas City to be on hand at Kauffman Stadium to watch the Royals clinch their first World Series since 1985.

On Tuesday night, they were in Section 208, just down the line from where Mike Moustakas made that amazing, over-the-rail catch. They held a sign that said, "We Traveled 10,620 km to See Our Boys in Blue." When the Game 3 victory was complete, the brothers were in shock. They had been to The K before, but they had never seen it like this.

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