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DAVID GLASS WON'T BID FOR ROYALS; BOARD WILL SPEED UP SALE

          The Royals' Board of Directors voted Monday to "speed
     up the sale" of the team, though no auction date has been
     set, according to Charles Crumpley of the K.C. STAR.  Royals
     CEO David Glass, the "presumed front-runner to buy the team,
     said he would not bid for it."  Glass: "I have no interest
     in bidding on the team.  I don't think it would be in my
     best interest."  The three "publicly identified potential
     buyers" for the team include local business exec Frank Oddo,
     a group led by K.C. banker Jerry Green and a third group led
     by George Brett (K.C. STAR, 9/30).  In K.C., columnist Jason
     Whitlock writes that although he is a local favorite, "Brett
     shouldn't be allowed to win the ownership war for the Royals
     easily.  No way. ... Before they make that recommendation,
     Brett and his investors should be forced to articulate a
     compelling argument about why they're qualified to lead this
     troubled franchise" (K.C. STAR, 9/30).


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