There's always next year
Lost in all the buildup to the NFL season and the MLB pennant races, the Royals were officially eliminated this week.
Another season, another "better luck next year." Except this winter, there's actually something to look forward to. Lots of talent in the minors. A GM that actually has a clue. All that's left is for everyone's Buddy to be axed, and the groundwork back to respectability will be there.