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DAVID GLASS WON'T BID FOR ROYALS; BOARD WILL SPEED UP SALE
Published September 30, 1997
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).