REO Speedwagon sang the national anthem at today’s Kansas City Royals home opener against the Boston Red Sox. It wasn’t pretty.
And, yes, I still love the Royals, the baseball team of my youth. In fact, I love the Royals enough to listen to the games (even REO Speedwagon-infected games) via the ‘net. It hasn’t been easy loving the Royals since, oh, 1985—when the Royals won the Series. All those really, really, really bad seasons have tested my patience. And my optimism.
But, as always, Opening Day represents a fresh start. Go Royals!
And if the Royals break my heart early on this year, again, I’ll surely still have my adopted team, the Phillies, to keep me going through the summer.