Maybe you are a Royals fan who remembers the first World Series title or were too young to even know what baseball was about? Maybe you weren’t even born yet in 1985? One thing is sure. The more and more you hear from fans at Tuesday’s historic World Series parade and celebration in downtown Kansas City, the better sense you’ll get of what this title means to this city as a whole.
Some people walked four miles, some further to get to the celebration. Families were split up, friend separated because of the mass crowds. It didn’t matter, they made new friends. College kids skipped classes. Many instructors were Royals fans themselves and canceled their own classes.
“The city is shutdown, schools are closed, businesses are closed, this is what Kansas City has been waiting,” said one fan.
This World Series, while it means different thing to different people, brought Kansas City together. It showed the true spirit of people. Pure celebration among 500,000 of your closest friends.
After the parade, there was the rally at Union Station…listen to the highlights from George Brett, Ned Yost, Hosmer, Esky, Salvy, Moose, Edinson, Alex and Lorenzo.
“I was at one of the games in 1985,” said one woman who was with two of her daughters, while the rest of her family was somewhere in the crowd. “I thought this might be something I’ll never see again. I want to see the crowd. Proud of our city. Proud of our team.”
Shawn Kober shows you the spirit of Kansas City fans