Here's the situation: about two months ago I was driving on 495 ("the beltway") here in DC. I saw a car with a personalized Maryland plate of "ROYALS." So naturally, I followed the car for as long as I could, while also mixing in a drive-alongside to get a look at the driver. The car had no other bumperstickers or clues, as far as I could see. The driver was an African-American male, in the late 30s-mid-50s range. So, was he a hardcore Royals fan or could ROYALS possibly be in reference to something else?