The dream of another I-70 series is gone, and other people did the writeups already on the perils of Mathenaging. Sure, the outcome wasn't ebola bad, but it stings. Then again the great psychological value in emotionally investing into a sports team is that allows one to suffer the psychic injury of defeat without the external costs of going through an actual defeat. It's a sort of tempering for the soul. You just have to be careful about overdoing it or you end up like Chicago, the Liberia of the Middle West.
Three days of constant denial of service attacks on Qntra sucked, but they sucked less than they would have if poorly Mathenaged. Grasping defeat from the jaws of victory is easier than the alternative, but... Just because that one time you tried it and it worked doesn't mean you should base your entire reaction to adversity off of it. Instead you let a team from California compete in the World Series. At least Kansas City will have homefield advantage. Kaufmann Stadium is a nice place to see on a television screen, when you don't have the smells from the rest of Kansas City wafting in.
For everyone going to Kansas City their first time for this event. It isn't your vision messing with you, Kansas City is just that brown. The buildings, the sky, the water... Everything just develops this patina of brown. Other cities have similar phenomena, but Kansas City doesn't have a crayon named after it yet.