St. Patrick's Day Parade

Matt Hodapp / KCUR

Blue-clad and buzzing with 30 years' worth of pent up anticipation, Royals' fans began gathering in downtown Kansas City hours before the official start of Tuesday's World Series victory parade. 

Though they were here to cheer on the team that brought their city its first World Series title since the Reagan era, they also clearly drew a deeper meaning from the experience.

Andreas F. Borchert / Creative Commons

The Kansas City Atheist Coalition announced Monday afternoon that they had been denied permission to participate in this year’s Kansas City St. Patrick’s Day parade.