I'm going to look at how the team's cities appear on television. No, not the pretty shots as the network leaves the inning going to commercial, but what television shows have portrayed the cities of San Francisco and Kansas City.
First up, San Francisco. Quick, off the top of your head, name three shows that were based in the City by the Bay. I'll wager that you came up with at least one of these: The Streets of San Francisco, Full House, Monk, Nash Bridges, or maybe even Dharma & Greg. Wikipedia, that wellspring of knowledge, lists 109 shows set there.
I'll just use one of these as an example: The Streets of San Francisco.
How cool and funky is that?
Kansas City, on the other hand, doesn't have quite as robust a list of shows. Name three. Quick. Okay, name one. I'll give you some hints. Kansas City SWAT (a reality show), Malcom & Eddie (on the UPN), The Legend of Jesse James, Apple Pie (late 1970s sitcom with Dabney Coleman and Rue McClanahan that only lasted for eight episodes), Pulse of the City, Switched at Birth, and Married to the Kellys. That's it. Seven shows. And my favorite, Married to the Kellys, wasn't really set in KC, but in semi-rural Kansas.
Jump ahead to 1 minute 24 seconds to catch the show's theme.
As much as I liked this show, and some of the actors in it, it just doesn't stand up to the The Streets of San Francisco.
I'm quietly rooting for the Royals, but I think that with the weight of 109 shows behind them the Giants will win this year's series.
No, I'm not going to torture you with the Full House theme. Look it up on your own.