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Game CLXII Thread: Diamondbacks at Royals

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This is it. The moment we have all dreaded.

MLB: Arizona Diamondbacks at Kansas City Royals
I’m not crying. YOU’RE crying!
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Today’s gamethread needed some extra featured images.

There’s not a whole lot more to be said, right now. Yesterday’s game was the penultimate game, which means today is the final game. The final game of the season, the final game with this exact roster, quite possibly the final game for each of the players featured above.

It is an emotional time for Royals fans is what I’m trying to say.

In any case, there is still a pitching matchup and a lineup. This lineup will be very familiar for most of you. Fittingly, it even includes a certain pitcher who wasn’t #RaisedRoyal but fit in here as well as any pitcher imaginable. Win or lose, it sure has been a heck of a ride with The Best Farm System in the History of Whatever.

Lineups

Yes Lorenzo Cain is really batting ninth. This is likely a ploy to ensure he keeps his batting average above .300 by limiting his at-bats before he is pulled early for fan applause, anyway.