The Kansas City Royals are the 2015 World Series champions after beating the Mets in extra innings on Sunday night. The sequence of events that led to the outcome was both heartbreaking and familiar for Mets fans. More from their perspective to come. For now, check out my CBS Local recap of the decisive Game 5.
While Mets fans are repeating “Ya Gotta Believe,” Royals fans might be asking the rest of the country, “You didn’t believe?” After two games, Kansas City’s strengths—a lineup without holes that puts the ball in the play and a dominant bullpen—have outshined the Mets’ starting pitching. As I write in my CBS Local recap, this series is not over, but the Mets bats need to wake up Friday, when the series moves to New York.
Many believed this would be an evenly matched, thrilling World Series, and Game 1 certainly delivered. Fans at Kaufman Stadium stretched twice before watching the Royals prevail in the 14th inning. Here are my “5 Things” from the opener, which I’ll be writing for CBS Local after every World Series game.