Players for the Kansas City Royals were so excited to sweep the American League Division Series that they took to the streets to celebrate with the fans.
The sweep of the best-of-five series surprised many sports fans and delighted Kansas City sending hometown boosters into the streets until late in the night on Sunday and early the next morning.
In fact, the whole celebration seems to have been a sort of impromptu bash at McFadden’s Bar in Kansas City’s Power & Light District after Eric Hosmer announced the party on Twitter.
— Eric Hosmer (@TheRealHos35) October 6, 2014
Hosner even opened up his own wallet, whipped out his own personal credit card and sponsored an hour-long open bar for the hundreds of fans who came out to the bar that night.
It wasn’t long before players began arriving. They started signing autographs, posing for pictures and celebrated right there with grateful and amazed fans.
Hosmer said it was his way of thanking fans who stuck by the team for all these years.
The Royals are looking at their first ALCS since 1985 when George Brett led the team to the World Series. The team will face the Baltimore Orioles in the first game of the American League Championship Series this coming Friday.
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