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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Royals fans spend $5,100 on newspaper letter telling owner to sell the team

The Royals have had one winning season in the past 18 years. They have not been to the postseason since 1985 when they won the World Series. Since that title, it has been nothing but frustration for the brave baseball fans remaining in Kansas City. In a recent letter to the Kansas City Star, a group of fans decided to air their grievances with team owner David Glass.

As Bottom Line Communications pointed out, fed up Royals fan Joe Accurso recently launched a website called No-More-Glass.com. The original goal of the site was to raise enough money to publish the following ad (click to enlarge):

A full version of the letter can be seen here. The letter actually thanks Glass more than once for keeping the team in Kansas City, but it urges him that it is time to move on and let someone else take the reins.

This is an organization that has gone from playing for Division Championships, Pennants and World Championships almost every year for the better part of a 10 to 12 year span, to a team on a proverbial “youth movement” for the better part of 15 years. As this continues, an entire generation of children will not even be able to say that the Royals were once good “back when I was a child,” which is the only thing I can say at this point in time. An entire generation has been lost during your tenure. Mr. Glass, with all due respect, you have permeated a culture of losing in the Kansas City Royals organization and it cannot be overcome without new ownership.

As Robinson Cano could tell you, Royals fans are not shy about voicing their displeasure when something is on their mind. The letter also referred to 2003’s winning season as a “fluke,” which seems pretty accurate given the years that have surrounded it. A lot of things aren’t working in Kansas City at the moment. Changes obviously need to be made, and I’m not sure ownership would be a bad place to start.

H/T Deadspin



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