Thursday, June 09, 2016

TKC TOLD YOU SO!!! KANSAS CITY ROYALS AND CITY HALL HYPE MACHINE WILDLY EXAGGERATED DOWNTOWN WORLD SERIES CELEBRATION CROWD SIZE!!!



Once again Kansas City comes up short and the only real journalism in town proves to be the readers of our blog community.

To wit . . .

Today's "news" from The Star confirms our reporting from way back:

Analyst: KC Royals’ World Series celebration attended by just 255,000 people

The initial figure was proudly delivered by Mayor Sly James and seems to be just one of his many wild boasts that is short on fact.

Even better . . .

THIS MATH BY A NOTED ANALYSTS CONFIRMS TKC BLOG COMMUNITY REPORTING RIGHT AFTER THE CELEBRATION!!!

The day after the big party we published a historical perspective that offered context for the celebration.

But way better than that . . .

NUMBER CRUNCHES IN OUR TKC BLOG COMMUNITY WERE RIGHT IN LINE WITH THE 225K FIGURE NOW REPORTED!!!

None of this is to say that the crowd wasn't impressive and maybe even historic . . .

BUT AS USUAL KANSAS CITY WAS CAUGHT LYING ABOUT FACTS AND FIGURES IN ORDER TO BRAG AND MAINTAIN LOCAL HYPE!!!

Everybody was in on this falsely reported data . . .

Ironically, both haters and police were at opposite ends of the political spectrum but both lauded the peaceful crowd that didn't engage in rioting. Again, any day without rioting is nice but the scale of the "peace" in Kansas City is much smaller than initially reported.

Even journalists gave up trying to fact check the hype machine . . .

Why We'll Never Really Know How Many People Were At The Royals Parade

The fact is, we do know now and even the newspaper is forced to admit FACTS reported by our blog community LAST YEAR. Natch.

15 Comments:

Natch said...

Well, I guess we're just going to have to make more room when we win the world series AGAIN THIS YEAR!

Anonymous said...

It was a nice day and a great moment in time for our city.

Don't dare try to ruin it.

JoJo said...

Most of the numbers coming out of city hall are fake. Why should these be any different?

Anonymous said...

A crowd of 800,000 on average would have generated 25,000 gallons of urine (disregarding the beer drinking). This would have filled up over 5,000 porta potties.

Anonymous said...

+1 @ JoJo

Anonymous said...

800,000 always seemed way too high, but there's one assumption made int he analysis that I think makes 255,000 still a bit too low.

"Due to the fact, that the parade was held on a working day, I’d estimate that 60 percent of the participants of the parade also joined the show at the Union Station,” Kollaritsch wrote in his analysis.

Because of the extreme difficulty in moving around downtown Kansas City that day, this assumption seems extremely unrealistic. Driving was pretty much completely out of the question, and it took my group nearly an hour to walk four blocks trying to get to the show. I would bet most people picked either parade or show and didn't budge.

Greedo said...

It doesn't make sense that almost half the metro would show up.

It was a great day for Kansas City but the Mayor should realize that he's more than a cheerleader, he's an elected leader and he should show some responsibility with his words.

Anonymous said...

Oh what did other AWESOME TKC BLOG COMMUNITY MEMBERS say that day?

"No grownup in their right mind thinks people are inflating crowd estimates to push their taxpayer subsidized development agenda."

Yeah, you did say that.

Someone also posted a very good question that fine day:

Here's a better question:

In thirty years, what will be remembered about 2015 by more Kansas Citians?

a) The Royals winning the World Series, and the subsequent parade, or

b) Some sixteenth-rate sniping bullshit about nonsense that makes no difference whatsoever from the AWESOME TKC BLOG COMMUNITY?

I'd still have to vote a.

Funny shit.

Go Cards! said...

None of you know Kansas City.

Have you seen the size of the porkers in that town?

There were only two dozen people there but they're so fat that it looked like 200,000.

Goodbye one hit wonders!

Anonymous said...

What's funny is how much you obsessively hate the blog. Grrr!

Hyperblogal said...

Thanks KCUR, you are the only outlet that actually bothered to challenge the numbers. And even you were high... numbers in this town that spring forth from City Hall or its connecteds are suspect.

Anonymous said...

The only reason you'd see a crowd like this in St. Louis is to show up for a homicidal riot. :)

Anonymous said...

I bet if you count all the bureaucrats who were on the clock getting paid while taking in the festivities it was probably closer to five million.

Anonymous said...

Make that "two hit wonders" - Guess Cardguy forgot about the first one. :)

Southlander said...

Lyin sly the glory gorilla