Frank White blasts Royals in national media
The Kansas City Star
Anyone else tired of the Frank White vs. Royals feud playing out during the All-Star Game festivities?
Indeed, the best second baseman I ever saw play at Royals/Kauffman Stadium is getting quoted a lot about his spat with the Royals.
It’s kind of a bad-news story circulating during a feel-good week.
The feud started when White quit his job as a community relations person after a pay cut, Then he was basically fired as a broadcast analyst (a job in which I really appreciated his criticisms of the young Royals, while the team obviously did not.)
Here’s today’s column from USA Today in which White really brings his criticism of the Royals.
“I’m done with the Royals. I just can’t do it.”
“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.’
It appears a little more direct than he’s been in the past.
Then again, maybe not.
It’s tough to keep track of all of what White and the Royals have said about each other. It seems to be a popular story in Kansas City, revisited by the media every few months, in different ways.
For his part, Royals general manager Dayton Moore told USA Today: “I don’t know why Frank feels the way he does, but it’s been a complex situation. This isn’t what anybody wanted.”
Moore also said the Royals want everyone pulling in the same direction.
I understand that, and White apparently had not been enough of a team player for the Royals.
So now he’s no longer part of their “team,” which means Kansas Citians have been and will be reading plenty about this feud for a long time to come.