The All-Star game is in the rear-view mirror, and baseball fans in Kansas City are back to rooting for the Royals again.
That hasn't been an easy chore the past couple decades, and this season hasn't been a whole lot better.
Despite their promises about "Our Time," the team finished the first half of the season in a slump, and sits nearly 10 games back in the AL Central. Guys such as Luke Hochevar and Jonathan Sanchez that were the subject of so much promise have been flops.
Still, there are many in the organization who see a future full of potential, and they are quick to ask fans weary of losing for patience just one more time.