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Brownback relishes Royals’ World Series victory (+video)

VIDEO: Brownback celebrates Royals winning World Series

Gov. Sam Brownback calls the Royals' victory phenomenal. (Bryan Lowry/The Wichita Eagle)
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Gov. Sam Brownback calls the Royals' victory phenomenal. (Bryan Lowry/The Wichita Eagle)

Gov. Sam Brownback rejoiced Monday that the Kansas City Royals have won their first World Series in 30 years.

“It was phenomenal,” said Brownback sitting in his office with a huge grin on his face. “I loved it. It’s amazing to me the odds against them winning the games that they won.”

The Royals clinched their second world championship in franchise history after midnight in New York City on Monday after tying the New York Mets in the ninth inning and then rallying to score five runs in the 12th inning. Brownback watched the 7-2 victory at a neighbor’s house, noting that his neighbor has a big-screen TV.

While the Royals are based in Missouri, Brownback confirmed that a Kansas resolution to honor the Royals would be forthcoming.

Gov. Sam Brownback calls the Royals' victory phenomenal. (Bryan Lowry/The Wichita Eagle)

Reach Bryan Lowry at 785-296-3006 or blowry@wichitaeagle.com. Follow him on Twitter: @BryanLowry3.

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