The #2 team on my countdown, the Kansas City Royals, have made a meteoric rise from the depths of 1985. The Royals would have come in at #25 (out of 26 teams) back then with only the Dodgers lower on my list. I was a big Cardinals fan back then and the Royals "stole" the 1985 World Series from them. They have since slowly worked their way up my favorite teams list. What a difference 27 years makes. The Cardinals are no longer my favorite team and the Royals are #2 which would be a jump from last year when they were probably #6 or #7. Why the jump? Because the closest professional team to me is the single A Lexington Legends. After being affiliated with the Astros since their inception in 2001, the Legends are now a Royals affiliate. Of course, there is also the fact that they are "lovable losers" or the underdog or whatever you want to call it. Let's take a look at the Royals of 2012 and some if I were a Royals fan trivia.
If I were a Royals fan...
Title of the blog - Royal Treatment
Favorite Player (current) - Billy Butler
Favorite Player (all time) - Brandon Berger (another EKU grad)
Least Favorite Player (current) - Felipe Paulino
Least Favorite Player (all time) - George Brett
2012 Kansas City Royals Total Cards = 47
I'll finish up the Royals tomorrow with the final 26 cards. What do you think?
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