Watch the Royals and their fans go nuts after clinching a trip to the World Series
If there were a documentary made about the Kansas City Royals in, say, 2013, it would end with a freeze frame of their victory over the Cardinals in the 1985 World Series before fading to black, white text coming up saying, "They have not returned to the postseason since."
That documentary would need a massive overhaul now. After being eight games out on July 21 with a 48-50 record, the Royals then went on a 41-23 tear, winning 11 of 12 and 17 of 20 in August to vault them into the postseason picture. And in the postseason, the Royals have gone a remarkable 8-0, winning four games in extra innings.
The buildup all led to this when the last out was made:
Oh god, no! It's a zombie horde attacking! And they look hungry for human fles--
Oh, wait. Hold on. It's just the Royals.
George Brett was so excited he had to caress a nearby wall.
The Royals fans were pretty pumped:
But this Royals fan was simply too overwhelmed for witty jokes.
THIS IS HAPPENING. IS THIS REALLY HAPPENING? IS THIS REALITY? AM I JUST A BRAIN IN A JAR DREAMING OF A ROYALS WORLD SERIES? NO, BECAUSE THIS IS REALLY HAPPENING.
And then it was time for the trophies to be handed out. Since this is the American League and nothing says America quite like an eagle, that's what Royals owner David Glass and ALCS MVP Lorenzo Cain got to hold:
George Washington would be proud. And by that I mean the White Sox's George Washington who played for the team in 1935 and '36.
Then it was time to head to the clubhouse:
The American League trophy got pretty thirsty, too:
The Royals will now have a few days to relax and enjoy celebratory barbecue while they wait to see if they'll be playing the Giants or if they'll be reprising their role of "Victor" in a remake of the 1985 World Series against the Cardinals.
And we know the Royals fans will be partying the entire time.