Couple’s baby bet hinging on a Royals World Series crown is an Internet sensation

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OVERLAND PARK, Kan. -- A Royals win in the World Series could mean a baby for one Overland Park couple. One tweet sent during game 1 was all it took for a couple's friendly bet to go viral on social media.

"It just went crazy," said Brandan Davies.

His wife, Courtney, chimed in, "It did. It went crazy. Who would've thought, seriously, that it would've gone that far?"

Together for eight years and married for two, the Davies were looking for a sign – something that told them the timing was right for a baby.

"We were just watching the game and I was like, 'Well if the Royals win the World Series, that would be a heck of a good sign,'" Brandan said. "They haven't done that in a long time."

They shook on their bet before the Royals even made the playoffs.

"And then, uh, they started winning!" Brandan said with a laugh.

Courtney spelled out their bet on a sign they brought to the final American League Championship Series game at The K.

"I just thought, 'Oh, maybe I will get on the big Jumbotron," she said.

Courtney never made it on the Jumbotron, but when Brandan posted it to Twitter a week later during game 1 of the World Series, she got much more exposure than that.

"I'm getting all these retweets," Brandan recalled. "And people are sending it out like crazy and I'm like, 'Oh man!' And then I saw that Bleacher Report had picked up and I'm like 'Oh my gosh! Bleacher Report is huge!' And then people started messaging me saying dude you're on SB Nation. You're all over the place!"

It blew up on social media, with everyone wanting to know if the Royals baby bet was legit. So now that the World Series is here, what happens if the Royals lose?

"Yeah we're still going to have kids," Brandan said.

"Yeah we're planning on it right now," Courtney added. "We're ready."

And if the Royals win?

"Well what are we going to name it?" Brandan chuckled. "I was like, 'Well obviously we should name it after whoever wins the MVP of the World Series.' And then people were like, 'Well what if it's Nori or Lorenzo Cain, or the people who have funny names?'"

Lucky for them, they've got a few more games to figure it out.

"We'll just, we'll see," Courtney said with a smile.

Game 3 of the World Series is on Friday night in San Francisco. You can watch the game on FOX 4, first pitch is at 7:07 p.m. local time.

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