The Kansas City Royals are playing meaningful August baseball for the first time in a decade and, let’s best honest about it, the baseball wasn’t THAT meaningful a decade ago. That was 2003, when the Royals got off to a ridiculously good start (16-3 after 19 games) and held a share of first place as late as August 29. It was fun, absolutely it was fun, but it was make-believe. That team was clearly made up of pixie dust and luck. Nobody, not even the Royals themselves, understood how they kept winning.