The red hot Kansas City Royals have another post season run in their sights, and local hospitals should plan accordingly. Not to treat rally wounds or pre-game alcohol poisoning, but to deliver lots of little “souvenirs” into the world.
Because according to a recent feature in the Kansas City Star, one metropolitan hospital saw a record-breaking number of births–about nine months after the Royals won the AL pennant and were headed to the World Series.
Per the feature:
“It’s too soon to tell whether the excitement surrounding the Royals’ historic postseason run resulted in a local baby boom. Kansas and Missouri birth numbers for July 2015 — the month most 2014 World Series babies were born — won’t be final until next year. North Kansas City Hospital and St. Luke’s hospitals haven’t seen an increase in births.
But in July, Shawnee Mission Birth Center, which delivered more babies last year than any other hospital in the metro area, logged 473 births, breaking the old record of 456 births in a single month.”
The idea that the Royals’ post season success–which ended with a Game 7 loss to Madison Bumgarner and the San Francisco Giants–caused its fan base to get a little extra busy certainly seems very possible. It’s a phenomenon that has hit other successful sports teams in the past.
Now with the Royals sitting pretty atop the American League headed into the final stretch, could there be another baby boom on the horizon?
“Trap Queen” is going to become mood music real quick in KC.
*Featured Photo (above) credit to USA TODAY Sports