Kansas City and San Francisco are two very different cities. KC enjoys barbecue, has anthems recorded by The Beatles and was the setting for UPN's "Malcom and Eddie." SF chows down on burritos, lets Tony Bennett sing its praises and played host to one of the more iconic TV shows of our time.
But what do they have in common (besides Elvis Grbac)?
Yup, you guessed it. Walt Disney.
Disney's family moved to Kansas City when Walt was about 10. It was here that Walt first became interested in the motion picture industry and began taking classes at the Kansas City Art Institute. Five years later, he opened up KC's Laugh-O-Gram studio -- an animation center that's responsible for sparking Alice in Wonderland. Walt also kept a pet mouse in that office, which eventually became the inspiration for, well, you know:
Walt would later take his talents to the Giants' home state of California -- making movies, winning Oscars and building Disneyland. The Walt Disney Family Museum is located in San Francisco, where visitors can learn about the late animator's life and accomplishments.
Disney also had a swing reminiscent of Hunter Pence.
And his famous How to Play Baseball movie featured World Series teams whose colors looked strikingly similar to the Royals and Giants.
So, what does all this mean? It means Walt Disney's life and work predicted a 2014 Giants-Royals Fall Classic. It means that Game 7 will end in a tie after a bizarre, bases-sticking, baseball-busting ninth inning. It means absolutely everything and nothing at the same time.