Royals social media buzzing before Game 1

Royals fans in Kansas City and beyond are already getting amped for the American League Championship Series, which begins Friday against the Blue Jays at Kauffman Stadium (7:30 p.m. ET on FOX/Sportsnet).

The party started Friday at Country Club Plaza, where the Royals encouraged fans to show their playoff pride by taking part in "Take The Crown Day."

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The Royals' celebrity fans chimed in.

Korean superfan Sungwoo Lee surely wishes he was in Kansas City.

With home-field advantage, the Kansas City fans are confident.

And elsewhere around the country, too.

Eric Hosmer has all the mojo, and he's ready.

And the K.C. faithful are heeding his call.

Cash Kruth is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @cashkruth. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.