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No Runs, No Hits, No Arrests

The Midwest-nice burghers of Kansas City have been celebrating their team’s World Series victory since early Monday morning when a Wade Davis fastball nailed down the Royals’ first world championship since 1985. But while joy has been unconfined in KC, celebrations have been peaceful if noisy.

Things may return to what passes for normal after today’s downtown parade. Schools are closed for the occasion and 200K are expected to show up to honor this very talented, very young, and very entertaining team.

Celebrating to this point has including some fireworks, lots of driving around and whooping, as well as some dancing in the streets. Surely a fair amount of adult beverage has been consumed. I wouldn’t be shocked to learn of a hangover or two. See some Kansas City Star photos here of Royals boosters making a joyful noise.

Doubtless alert TAS readers following the news out of KC and looking at these photos have noticed what is missing. While there has been a great deal of mirth, there has been no mayhem, as there too often has been in more progressive, with-it cities (they know who they are) after sports championships.

So far in KC there have been no reports of arrests, no injuries, no property damage, no torched automobiles, no gun-shots, no looting, no police officers assaulted (or anyone else, come to that). Many locals have been greeting each other with the “We’re #1 sign,” but always with the fore-finger, not the middle one.

Geez, what a bunch of hicks. Don’t they know how to celebrate?

The seemly celebrations in Kansas City this week give us yet another reason to pull for teams representing fly-over cities. Places where folks have respect for person and property and still know how to behave. We have more than one reason to congratulate Kansas City this week. Go Royals. And thanks to Royals fans for their fine example.

Larry Thornberry
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Larry Thornberry is a writer in Tampa.
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