For the Kansas City Royals, 2014 was as magical as it gets. From a broken 29-year playoff drought to a stunning walk-off Wild Card win to the AL Pennant to 90 feet from a world championship at Kauffman Stadium, the Royals' season was extraordinarily memorable.
In this weekly series, I will interview a fan, writer, or member of the Kansas City community about their thoughts regarding the Royals' 2014 and their place in it.
Today's interviewee is Rany Jazayerli, aka @jazayerli. Rany runs the blog Rany on the Royals, where he has regularly posted in-depth thoughts about the Royals since 2008. He has been writing about baseball since before that, though; the progenitor of Rany on the Royals was a collaboration called Rob and Rany on the Royals with ESPN writer Rob Neyer (who is now with Fox Sports), and Rany was one of the founding members of Baseball Prospectus. Rany is an accomplished writer whose works have appeared on ESPN, the Kansas City Star, the Wall Street Journal, and Grantland. By day, he protects his identity by working as a dermatologist in the Chicago metropolitan area. By night, he remains one of the most reliable Royals fans on the internet.
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