Oct 29, 2014; Kansas City, MO, USA; San Francisco Giants fans celebrate on the field after defeating the Kansas City Royals during game seven of the 2014 World Series at Kauffman Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports
Sure the 2014 World Series had five games with scores of at least deficits of five runs, but all of that made a Game 7 possible, and that’s where the true beauty of baseball and the Fall Classic shined.
Last night’s 3-2 win by the San Francisco Giants over the Kansas City Royals in Game 7 of the World Series was full of dramatic moments. The game even came down to where there was a runner on third base that could have tied the score in the bottom of the ninth inning, possibly sending it to extra innings.
But the extra baseball didn’t happen, and the Giants behind their ace Madison Bumgarner (who pitched five innings of relief) won their third World Series in five years, making them a dynasty so to speak.
But we can’t forget the American League champion Kansas City either as they scrapped, clawed and battled their way through the regular season, and especially the postseason.
KC went from the one-game Wild Card matchup where they defeated the Oakland Athletics, to defeating the Los Angeles Angeles of Anaheim in three straight games, to sweeping the Baltimore Orioles in the ALCS in four consecutive games.
All good things come to end, but the Royals should be proud of how they played this postseason, and for the way they represented the AL Central and the entire AL throughout the postseason.
The Royals should make the AL Central exciting in 2015, and with the Tigers and Indians playing pretty well, and hopefully an improved Chicago White Sox team, the AL Central could be the division to watch next season.
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