RUSH: Welcome back, folks. Rush Limbaugh, the EIB Network. I’m a little hoarse today from screaming last night during the World Series. What a heartbreaker. What a heartbreaking loss for the Kansas City Royals and their fans, and then to have the tying run in the bottom of the ninth just 90 feet away. But then the problem: Madison Bumgarner.
I tell you, if you want to talk dynasties, what the San Francisco Giants have done is just not done in professional sports anywhere. The last time something like this happened — three world championships in five seasons — you’d have to go back to the 1970s and the Pittsburgh Steelers where they had four Super Bowl championships in six years or seven, something like that, just incredible.
What a great story for baseball the Kansas City Royals were this year. But, man, that’s a heartbreaking loss. I worked there. I was involved with the Royals from 1976 to 1983. In 1976, ’77, ’78, every year we got to the playoffs. Every year we lost in Game 5 to the New York Yankees. Every year. It was the most heartbreaking thing. In 1979, we didn’t make it. In 1980, we finally beat the Yankees and got to the World Series against Phillies and lost it.
I was having flashbacks of what those three years — ’76, ’77, ’78 — were like. Game 5 every year, making the playoffs and losing to the New York Yankees in the ALCS. It’s just such… It’s the first time in 29 years. It’s such a stark turnaround, such an ultimate upper and a positive. But a real sad disappointment for last night.