In terms of supporting a sports team, twenty-nine years must feel like an eternity. Heck... I'm bummed that the San Diego Padres haven't made the playoffs the past eight seasons. I can't imagine waiting an additional twenty-one years.
1985 Fleer #199
The last time the Royals made the playoffs, I was in the eighth grade, still watched Saturday morning cartoons, and was still waiting for my first kiss.
Rocky hadn't fought Ivan Drago yet and Mike Tyson was still waiting for his first title shot.
Buster Posey, Madison Bumgarner, Pablo Sandoval, and Kaley Cuoco hadn't been born yet.
Elmo hadn't met Big Bird or Mr. Snuffleupagus.
Eazy-E, Dr. Dre, DJ Yella, Ice Cube, and the Arabian Prince hadn't formed NWA.
Nintendo had just released the NES in North America the day before game one of the World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals.
And believe it or not... MacGyver had just started teaching people how to save the world with gum wrappers just a month earlier.
From where I'm standing... twenty-nine years is a very long time. That's why diehard Kansas City Royals fans who have stayed loyal to their team for all of these years have my utmost respect. I'm definitely pulling for you guys and your team.
Happy Saturday and sayonara!