I was working from home during That Game in Houston between the Astros and the Kansas City Royals in 2015. I distinctly remember poking my head out of my office as That Inning happened. When Carlos Correa fumbled Kendrys Morales’ grounder...I covered my mouth in shock and dropped to a crouch by the sofa.
Every time the Royals come to Houston, I remember two things: that, and the time when Brayan Pena hit a game winning home run in like 2010 or something and we all started thinking that maybe he could be something for a hot minute. The brain is weird.
Here’s your Kansas City Royals starting lineup:
And your Houston Astros starting lineup:
All’s well that ends well, I suppose. Both the Royals and Astros won a World Series within the last five years. Now, however, the teams are not exactly similar. We’ll probably see that tonight. Or maybe not. It’s baseball, after all.