David Brown

  • Kansas City, Mo., police ask for crime to pause while Royals game is on

    David Brown at Big League Stew4 hrs ago

    Cops love baseball too. Just like the rest of the community felt the excitement of the Kansas City Royals being in the playoffs Tuesday night for the first time in 29 years, so did the Kansas City (Mo.) police. One problem, of course: It's hard to depend on criminals also catching Royals Fever so thoroughly that they forget to commit crimes so law enforcement also can enjoy the game.

    But, in case local scofflaws were feeling the least bit civic, the KCPD took to Twitter in the late innings of Kansas City's 9-8 victory against the Oakland Athletics in the American League wild-card game:

     

    We really need everyone to not commit crimes and drive safely right now. We'd like to hear the @Royals clinch this.

     

    One of the greatest tweets of all time. The best part, aside from the half-joking audacity and sass, is the "really." We really need this, you guys. It wasn't an unreasonable request, given:

     

    @mburnshockey @NBCSN Many people on our force were not yet born the last time this happened.

     

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