The Kings have done their job.
Now let's see the city fathers do theirs, here in MB.
Two years ago, when the nearly all-local Manhattan/Hermosa Kings won the Cup, who hosted the big public celebration?
And who hosted the private, invite-only, off-the-radar celebration locked inside city facilities, where Kings fans lucky enough to happen by were told, "No, this is a closed event?"
Manhattan Beach. Ugh. (Dave snuck in so you wouldn't have to. See our post from 2012, "The Cup's HB/MB Tour.")
This tony, above-it-all, VIP-only attitude does not have to prevail in 2014.
The Cup needs a little drink of Pacific Ocean water at the MB Pier (which is festooned for the occasion), a little waft of the breeze in Downtown MB, a Cup Moment at Pancho's in……