Sam Mellinger: Royals eager to include their fans in this long-awaited moment

KANSAS CITY -- By now, you have probably heard about Eric Hosmer and a bunch of his teammates using social media to invite friends to a bar downtown. You probably heard about the champagne being sprayed and that Hosmer -- how cool is this? -- bought drinks for everyone there.

But in the middle of that epic party after making the American League Championship Series, there was something else that tells a small but awesome story about a team and a town. The Royals star grabbed a bottle of champagne and handed it to a new friend of his, a salesman for a construction company. Hosmer told his friend to spray the crowd.

“You’re a part of this as much as we are,” Hosmer told him.

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