While most of Kansas City was at home or at Kauffman Stadium cheering the Royals on at their first playoff game in 24 years, the city's police were stuck patrolling the streets to keep them safe. But then they had an idea on how they could also watch the game: ask everyone to stop breaking the law.
The police jumped on their official Twitter feed to ask the denizens of Kansas City to cool it on the crimes just until the Royals were able to put the game away, which ended up taking 12 innings.
Once the team completed its rally to win 9-8 over the Oakland Athletics, the cops let everyone know they deserved to celebrate, within reason.
Maybe the Royals playoff run will continue for a long enough time to completely rid the city of all wrongdoing, like a baseball Batman. Kansas City's next home game is scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 5.
- Brendan Maloy