"Why send any positive vibes to Kansas City?" KFOG's program director Jim Richards told NBC Bay Area. "Why not give the song a rest? No one is going to get hurt over it."
Richards said the powers that be decided to remove the song from KFOG's rotation "as the [Giants] players were chugging beers" Thursday night, following their win against the St. Louis Cardinals to win the Major League Baseball National League pennant.
Lorde Meets Her 'Royals' Muse: Baseball Legend George Brett
Who knows what kind of baseball fan the 17-year-old New Zealand-born Lorde is, but she has at least somewhat sided with the Royals in her success. Earlier this year she was glad to receive a George Brett jersey from the team after revealing a photograph of the team's Hall of Fame third baseman signing autographs was at least a partial inspiration for her song.