The Royals made the "playoffs" for the first time in 29 years, and the game is in Kansas City. Yes, we have Jon Lester on the mound. But as John Fogerty once presciently noted:
I see a bad moon arisin'
I see trouble on the way
I see earthquakes and lightnin'
I see bad times today
Is there a reset button?
Will home teams be mayflies or soar once more?, by Scott Ostler (SFGate)
... The A’s and Giants both staggered and stumbled into the playoffs, qualifying for the mayfly round, in which one team in each league will live for exactly one day, then die, forgotten, dust in the wind.
The question for the Giants and A’s is: Does that reset button really exist, or is it a hopeful Santa Claus-type myth?