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World Series champion Kansas City Royals show it's not all about the money

World Series champion Kansas City Royals show it's not all about the money

The Kansas City Royals will cap their victory parade Tuesday with a rally outside Union Station, a majestic hall that dates to 1914. Time and commerce marched on, and by the middle of the 1990s, the station was abandoned, neglected and very nearly demolished.

Not too long ago, the Royals were in pretty bad shape themselves. Futility was becoming ingrained — 17 losing seasons in 18 years — and the Royals kept trotting out George Brett.

Union Station has been revived beautifully, and so have the Royals. Brett will ride in the parade Tuesday, proudly and happily, passing the baton of glory to Mike Moustakas and Eric Hosmer and Salvador Perez. No longer will the good...

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