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Kansas City Officials To Change Baltimore Avenue To 'Royals Avenue'

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Baltimore Avenue in Kansas City has a new name ... for now.

Mayor Sly James explained the temporary blue and white street signs to his fellow council members during Thursday's business session.

As his colleagues chuckled, James declared, “There are a number of people who live on Baltimore Avenue that do not want to live on Baltimore during the playoffs and they have asked that we try to rename it – so we will be introducing a resolution temporarily renaming Baltimore Avenue to "Royals Avenue.”

The "renaming" is just one of many symptoms of pennant fever – a malady Royals fans haven't had the opportunity to experience for 29 years.

Of course the council unanimously passed the resolution changing the name of Baltimore temporarily to Royals Avenue.

The Royals start their series with the Baltimore Orioles Friday night at 7:07 in Baltimore.

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