There are a lot of things going right for the Kansas City Royals. They’re first in the American League Central, they have the best record in the American League, and they just recently acquired Johnny Cueto. So naturally when things are going right for the team, the players tend to have a little fun with each other. They might be having too much fun though. It’s not everyday that you come on twitter at 4:48 in the morning to find a tweet by Andy McCullough that reads as follows: “KC players are fining each other if they don’t use “1738” in postgame interviews. I have no idea what it means. Success has driven them mad.” That is just hilarious. These players are having a good time, performing well, and quite frankly, they have showed the world that KC is ready to play.
That statement alone shows just how fine KC is doing. Would a team that is struggling ever be allowed the freedom that KC has? Absolutely not. And you know what? KC has earned it. After years and years of being mediocre at best KC finally got over the hump last year and played in one of the best World Series in history. They probably would have won had Madison Bumgarner not come out and channel his inner Sandy Koufax. Now they have gotten better. And it is showing. They’re not just beating their opponents; they’re not giving them a chance. They have a plus 76 run differential, an outrageous 34-18 home record, and are nine games ahead of the second place Minnesota Twins.
They have earned this right to be happy. Although I’m not sure how happy some of the players are if they get fined by their teammates for not using “1738” in a postgame interview. Oh and Mr. McCullough? “1738” is a popular lyric used in the song “trap queen”. They haven’t gone mad. They’re simply enjoying the ride. It has been a real long time since baseball has been relevant in Kansas City. Fans are enjoying the games, they’re winning a whole lot, and everyone is starting to imagine an intercity World Series, as the St. Louis Cardinals currently have the best record in all of baseball. The only possible thing that could derail the team would be facing Madison Bumgarner in October.