Despite being a hated Yankees fan, I have always rooted for the Royals do to the KC connection. On top of that I always really liked the look of the K, especially when I was next to it at Arrowhead.
That season a few years ago when you guys had the great start, I felt like a lot of the country was rooting for you. The Royals being good, just for the league in general, would be fun. I always feel like a young team, especially one without recent success, breathes life into the league.
Its such a shame. If baseball had a fair stystem for all teams, it would be such a blast to watch. As much love as the NFL gets, it seems on average baseball has a much more unpredictable playoffs year after year than the NFL(although this year the NFL has had such). On that subject, its also a shame that with the weather and long season that such a small amount of teams make it in.
With your division combined by the effort your team seems to be making and your talent, you guys seem to be well timed to make a run. Hell, even the East has teams like BOS and NY that have their own issues. TOR seems like they will be tougher, but its not like playing the East is going to be the murder it has been in other years. If you get into the playoffs, who knows what happens.