July 9, 2012 6:50 AM

Frank White blasts the Royals in national press

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 festivities. In a column in today's USA Today, White really brings his criticism of the Royals. "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

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