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The idea seems preposterous these days. A player builds a Hall of Fame career and never leaves his original, small-market team. In other words, a George Brett career. When Brett stepped down as the Royals interim hitting coach last week, he addressed the notion of longevity and loyalty to a franchise with a question. Where was I going to go?
When George Brett incurred some nuisance back problems in the late stages of his career with the Royals, he sought relief from a chiropractor in Overland Park. It turned out to be the man whose job Brett took in 1973. Paul Schaal laughs as he remembers what he said back then: You took my job from me at third base, remember that? Heres what Im going to do to get even.
Here's a scouting report on new Royals outfielder Norichika Aoki from Milwaukee.
You often hear about the travails of minor-league baseball: the long bus rides, the low pay, etc. But Royals prospect Jason Adams time in the minor leagues includes dating a beauty queen. Thats because Adams girlfriend, Kelsey Miller, was crowned Miss Delaware USA last week.