KANSAS CITY — Eric Hosmer was asked how it feels to force Game 7 of the World Series, and what that feels like, and could he describe how it feels and explain his feelings, and nobody seemed to notice the bucket. It was at the Royals’ first baseman’s feet. It is silver. It sits between Hosmer’s locker and Terrance Gore’s. It holds three bottles of champagne and a bottle of Johnnie Walker. People have been sending liquor throughout this postseason. Hosmer has been saving it for the end.

The end is hours away.

Giants-Royals, Game 7 of the 2014 World Series, Wednesday night. If this doesn’t make you tingle, at least a little, then you have no use for baseball and probably shouldn’t be allowed to vote next week.

The anticipation began earlier than usual; in a sense, Game 7 of the 2014 World Series started before…

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