Kansas City Royals success brings out many new baseball fans

Posted at 2:57 PM, Oct 03, 2014
and last updated 2014-10-03 20:07:59-04

The Kansas City Royals postseason is bringing out a lot of new Royals fans.

Jessica Sewald was never much of a baseball fan. Originally from Colorado, she certainly was not a Royals fan.

Until now.

“Met my fiancée here, and he's been a lifelong Royals fan,” Sewald said. “He was at the ‘85 World Series, and he just got me really hooked. We were at the game Tuesday and just a ton of fun.”

Sewald was at Kansas Sampler in Lenexa, Kan., Friday morning, shopping for her first Royals shirt.

“I'm looking for something to wear to work today, just to show that I'm rooting for the Royals this weekend,” Sewald said.

The new fans said it’s hard not to get caught up in the Royals excitement.

“I'm not a real baseball fan but I think, ‘Who can't be a baseball Royals fan now?’" Cheryl Holm said. “I've got to get in the spirit.”

Holm missed out on Royals day at her job on Thursday. So she was on a mission to find herself a Royals shirt so she won’t be left out next time.

“It's really kind of fun to get in on the spirit,” Holm said.

While some fans are new to the Boys in Blue, others are renewed in their love for their team.

One fan, who was in high school in 1985, told us he hasn’t felt this excited for 30 years.

“We thought they'd be good for a lot of years, but a 30 year drought,” he said. “But we're back in it. We're relevant and that's all that's important right now. Live for the moment!”

Fans all agree that right now the moment belongs to the Kansas City Royals.