Royals go wild after locking up World Series title
The Kansas City Royals persevered in Game 5 of the World Series on Sunday night, locking up their first championship since 1985 with a dramatic 7-2, 12-inning win over the New York Mets at Citi Field.
After the game, the relentless, resilient, tireless Royals exhaled after a hard-fought postseason run with a raucous clubhouse celebration, and much of it was shared on social media. First off, manager Ned Yost was the (eventually) willing recipient of World Series MVP Salvador Perez's celebratory bath:
Even actor and noted longtime Royals supporter Paul Rudd was in the clubhouse for the revelry (as Mike Oz of Big League Stew documented):
Paul Rudd, a huge KC fan, celebrating with the Royals pic.twitter.com/fw4MskkvUf— Mike Oz (@mikeoz) November 2, 2015
Royals legend George Brett, naturally in the stands to witness the fun, was pumped up by that final out:
The smattering of Royals fans in attendance at Citi Field were also honored when Jarrod Dyson emerged to thank them personally on top of the dugout. As if that wasn't enough, the World Series trophy made its way out to the fans as wel l...
Jarrod Dyson celebrates with Royals fans at Citi Field. pic.twitter.com/PDf6Jr4GDe— Mike Oz (@mikeoz) November 2, 2015
For Edinson Volquez, of course, this was especially meaningful. He took the mound for the Game 5 start and threw six innings of two-hit baseball just days after the unfortunate passing of his father. After the Royals wrapped up the win, he spoke with "Baseball Tonight" about his experience:
Edinson Volquez pitched his heart out for his family. https://t.co/WRIZzyZ8g8— Baseball Tonight (@BBTN) November 2, 2015
Below, enjoy another series of Tweets, .GIFs and photos shared by the Royals' official Twitter feed after their October journey was finally realized.