So what about when the Houston Astros had the Royals on the ropes in the ALDS, five outs away from being eliminated in Game 4? Yost knew that somehow his team would come back:
Downplaying a World Series victory is unusual, but then again Yost marches to beat of his own drum, so to speak. Channeling the frustration of losing the '14 Series with the potential tying run at third base in Game 7 only fueled that desire - and expectation - more.
Yost has a point, too. This past postseason, the Royals definitely looked like a club with a singular goal, the type of efficient unit that wouldn't let up until they hoisted the trophy and celebrated...which is exactly what happened.