I watched the Kansas City Royals defeat the Houston Astros in a thrilling game this afternoon. The Royals came back to earn a Game Five which keeps their World Series hopes alive. The 2015 Postseason is pretty exciting because there are so many underdogs playing this year. Over the years the Cubs, the Royals, the Astros have all been sympathetic if not laughable names in baseball. The Royals had a Cinderella post season but I’m sure a lot of people dismissed last year’s World Series appearance as a fluke. Now everyone knows that they mean business.
I am absolutely thrilled that we could potentially have a Kansas City Royals vs Chicago Cubs World Series. I would have never guessed that was even possible two years ago. That’s what I love about sports. Sports stories are often metaphors for life. We never know what blessings are around the corner and we never know where we will be two years from now. We could be living out lifelong dreams and accomplishing things we never thought were really possible.
I’ve enjoyed the Kansas City Royals since I moved here in 1998. I didn’t become a fan because they were a very competitive team. For most of the time I’ve lived here they have been at the bottom of the barrel. I became a fan because I enjoy going to the games and I developed a soft spot in my heart for them. The success they had last year really took me by surprise and delighted me at the same time. And here they are again and they are in it to win it. I wish them the very best.
If the Royals don’t win the Series I would be consoled if they lost to the Cubs. I have never followed the Cubs but I know that they are more famous for being perennial losers than anything else. It does my heart to see them performing well. I love an under dog. And if I was a betting woman I would always put my money on the long shot.
Keep chipping away at your hopes and dreams with passion. You never know when your dedication and hard work may pay off. Most of us see ourselves as underdogs in some way. Bet on yourself. They pay out will be greater.