The bad-news story circulating nationally during the All-Star Game
feel-good week involves Frank White and the Royals.
A primer: The Royals' best-ever second baseman quit his job as a
community relations person after a pay cut a few years ago, Then he
was basically fired as a broadcast analyst.
The national media are paying attention, because White infamously has
said he won't step foot inside Kauffman Stadium during the All-Star
In a column in today's USA Today, White really brings his criticism of
"I'm done with the Royals. I just can't do it." And this: "I called my
wife (Teresa) into the bathroom and told her, 'I can't take their crap
anymore. I have to get away. If we have to sell everything we got,
we've got to leave here, because I can't put up with these people.'
Royals general manager Dayton Moore said he basically didn't
understand why White felt the way he did, but also said everyone needs
to move in the same direction in the organization.
White didn't, it appears, and now he's on the outside looking in
during All-Star week.
Yael T. Abouhalkah