It is September 8 in the Heartland’s City of Fountains, and do you know where your Kansas City Royals are? They are in a most unfamiliar spot, first place, two games up on Detroit in the standings, a game and a half up in a version closer to reality, 20 full games to go. The Royals enter the gauntlet with small lead, a crazy dominant bullpen, an ace facing an MRI and a lineup that can’t score runs. Hitchcock always said suspense is a ticking bomb under a table and you have no idea when or if it will go off. Those are you 2014 Royals.