KANSAS CITY, Mo. - It’s been said many times over that baseball is all about memories,
Like many of you, I'll hang on to these All-Star moments and certainly cherish them.
The Home Run Derby was by far the most exciting event. It was loud, and it was electric.
I've never seen anything like it at a sporting event. The Cano and Billy Butler flap was priceless.
The All-Star Game itself was a complete bore, even for National League fans, but the overall celebration was a resounding success.
It made me really proud to be a Kansas Citian.
But now, I do have a pet peeve.
During batting practice the day of the game, I was chatting with a Royals official about how well everything had gone the past week.
It was nothing but small talk.
I brought up the owner’s name and immediately he told me, with a tinge of anger in his voice, "This event would not be happening, if not for David Glass."
I thought to myself, “Boy, you're dead wrong on this one, mister.”
I could sense this conversation had a chance of becoming somewhat heated, so I chose to bite my lip on this one.
I realized standing on the field during batting practice only hours before an All-Star Game might not be the proper time for that discussion.
But you see, even Royals officials become defensive when the owner’s name pops up.
You'll never convince me David Glass is the reason we got this game.
Taxpayers ponied up $250 million – that’s why we got the game. The only reason we got the game.
David Glass has been involved with this team for nearly 20 years, and it's been the worst 20 years in franchise history.
As an owner, he's been taking our money for over a decade and given us absolutely nothing in return but bad baseball teams.
This is not piling on -- he is the reason the Royals are the laughing stock of baseball.
KC fans need to take a bow, really.
You're responsible for bringing us the All-Star Game.
Despite this owner (who by the way has retreated back to his bunker in Arkansas), we still love our Royals and always will.
That’s Jack’s Smack.
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