Hey Royals, you know that saying, “Act like you’ve been there before”? Yeah, you’re not acting like you’ve been there before.
Who does this shit? TWO ceremonies? I mean, I wouldn’t even like that if I were a Royals fan. I’ve seen my team win three World Series titles, and I’ve gone to Opening Day following a World Series championship. The ring and banner ceremony is one of the greatest memories that I will ever experience as a baseball fan. If the Red Sox tried to pull some shit like that, I would be pissed. You’re not paying triple the amount of face value to only see one half of a championship ceremony.
I know this is going to sound biased, but the only team that ever deserved to spread it out and rub their nuts in the other team’s face was when the Red Sox opened their 2005 home schedule against the New York Yankees, after completing the greatest comeback in professional sports, and then capping it off with their first World Series title in 86 years. They could’ve had a World Series ceremony before every single game that season, and I would’ve been just fine with that. But doing cartwheels in front of the Mets when the Mets had the lead for pretty much 85% of the entire series? Come on, man. Be better.
And the other factor here is, if I were a player, I would hate this, too. Baseball players are creatures of habit, and they don’t like when their routines get disrupted. I’m sure the Royals players want to enjoy their moment in the sun, and then move right along to focus on 2016 — not drag this thing out over two games just to sell more tickets.