The Kansas City Royals are going to the playoffs! We'll ignore for now that they've only earned a spot in the Wild Card play-in and that the Tigers lead the division by a game. Either way, the Royals will be playing more than 162 games for the first time since Ronald Reagan was president.
Kansas City clinched with a win over division rival Chicago on Friday. The organization made a shift before last season, forfeiting prospects to enter more of a win-now mode. In 2013, the Royals were competing for a spot into September before fading down the stretch. This season, Kansas City will have a chance to recreate their 1985 run that culminated in a World Series win over St. Louis.
Here's an idea of how long the Royals' drought has been:
And here's the video of the Royals' celebration the night they clinched: