A Royal Celebration

Ned_Trophy_3 Royals Manager Ned Yost passes the Jackson County Courthouse with the biggest prize in baseball -- the World Series Championship trophy.

Fireworks are set off over Union Station during the victory rally at the historic landmark.

Approximately 500,000 Fans 'Party Like It's 2015'
For The World Champion Kansas City Royals

Jackson County Executive Mike Sanders and his family congratulate the champs.


It's not unusual this time of the year for a breeze to stir up a lot of color outside the Jackson County Courthouse: red, orange, yellow. But on this historic autumn afternoon the fallen leaves were no match for all the blue and white confetti fluttering in the air all around downtown Kansas City.

Approximately half a million fans "partied like it's 2015" -- the expression "like it's 1985" now retired -- as they lined the parade route and gathered on the hill across from Union Station to celebrate the Kansas City Royals World Series Championship.

"What I really wanted to do was enjoy a nice intimate celebration with about 500,000 of my closest friends," declared Jackson County Executive Mike Sanders at the Union Station rally following the parade. "We are here to honor a team that captured the imagination and spirit of our community."

Then he sparked a chant of "Let's go Royals," when he added, "This isn't over yet. Let's enjoy 2015, but be ready to move on to 2016."

CBS sports reported Monday, less than 24 hours after the Royals claimed their first world title since 1985 with yet another thrilling comeback win against the New York Mets, that the Royals are one of six teams tied for second among the top picks to win the 2016 World Series. The early favorites are the Chicago Cubs.
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