Nuns keep the faith that a Royals World Series triumph is in order

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LEAVENWORTH, Kan. -- Some of the Royals most devoted fans don't get to see games in person. FOX 4's Meryl Lin McKean found some in Leavenworth who are truly in the habit of supporting their team.

An unmistakable tune comes from the Mother House. The Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth are singing "Take Me Out to the Ball Game." They can't stop singing and talking about their Royals.

"Their spirit is gorgeous. Wonderful," said Sister Margaret Marie Mitchell.

"Nun" is more devoted than Sister Margaret Marie who has been a Kansas City baseball fan for 85 years, going back to the Blues. Her scooter is a "Royals Racer." A Royals pin sits close to her crucifix season after season.

"When we were losing everything, I was pretty much on my own," said Sister Margaret Marie.

Now, parties are in "order" for the games, complete with screams that can be heard as far as an Alex Gordon home run ball.

"That must have wakened everybody in the building," said Sister Margaret Marie.

Sister Virginia Flanick, who is 97 years young, is being charitable to the Mets. She says the Royals will win in five.

"We'll give 'em one game. That's all," she said.

Sister Mary Kenneth Messina says the Royals must win in four.

"I gotta have my rest at night, so no more. That game the other night nearly put me into eternity. It was that 14 inning game. Woo!" she exclaimed.

Who in heaven's name could think the Royals won't win?

"They are a team," emphasized Sister Margaret Marie.

They are a team with sisters who are full of spirit on their side.



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