For some reason or another, Nick Wright and I no longer have that warm fuzzy thing going…
He’s got his own posse and is the Johnny Dare of 610 Sports now despite what some of KCC’s geezer readers may think. Who knows why we drifted apart?
However I call them like I see them and Nick did a fantastic job of interviewing Frank White tonight. Huge scoop. Frank was fired from the Royals TV post, as well as everything else. He was on live tonight to say how he felt about, the Royals "going in another direction."
Many of you know Frank White’s Kansas City story.
He’s one of only a couple of born and raised KC guys to make it big in pro sports and play for the home team.
Frank has spent nearly half a century with the Kansas City Royals and is a Royals Hall of Famer and a World Series Hero. He’s one of only a few who has his name on the outfield wall at The K. He’s been a coach and manager for Royals big league and Minor league teams.
Hey, the man is the Royals, save maybe George Brett.
But Brett also has backed away from the Royals front office and the team in general the last couple years.
Frank told Nick the front office felt he was too negative towards the Royals.
HOW COULD HE NOT BE? THEY HAVE BEEN HORRIBLE FOR THREE DECADES!
Frank and George were the last of the great players to exit from the Royals’ World Series Era. Frank was fired and George,well, what does he do for the team now? Not much…
It’s a sad yet common thing that happens to many old sports warriors.
They don’t go away until the new guys – who don’t know, care or remember – dump them.
God were they good, White, Brett and some of those now old Royals. Frank was one of the all-time best second baseman. Many, including me, thought he should have been made the Royals manager. He tried but they said no.
So first they cut his salary. Then they made him fill in for Paul Splitorff (who passed away this past season) and never let him manage the team.
I guess you can say, THE ROYALS ARE CHEAP PRICKS, O.K?
Frank bled Royal Blue for years – too many to count almost. I remember him coming into Stanford’s over the years in Westport to eat lunch. Such a nice, kind man. Everyone enjoyed this Regal Royal. He was such a great PR man for this team and this city.
Dumped, at 61.
Frank asked to be kept on as a community PR man for a few more years until he could retire, but the Royals said NO.
Shame on you David Glass, you did a really bad thing here Mr. Glass.
Good work Mr. Nick. Wright had to hold back tears at the end of the interview as White said he was done with KC and done with baseball. A sign of the times, you get old and who needs you?
In the end happens to everyone, except maybe Clint Eastwood.
So sad, so bad. What’s happened to this franchise? My God. You are a good man, Frank White.
All the best, enjoy your retirement in Arizona.