I've been reading the Chiefs SB Nation blog quite a bit and just signed on to the Royals blog today, so this may be a topic that has been discussed here a lot. I am a KC native relocated to Los Angeles. I have been reading a lot of people on here talking about how fed up they are with the futility of the Royals organization. I totally concur with that sentiment. In fact, it's hard to not actively hate this team or to root for their demise. I have tried to become a Dodger fan (the uniforms are almost identical after all), but having lived in KC for 30 years makes it hard to turn my back on the Royals. I am, sadly, emotionally invested.
That said, the Royals are a horrendous organization. There is no way around at. The worst part of it all is there is no hope of them turning a corner any time soon. They will not get better any time soon. They are beyond inept at developing talent and have been for years. Small market teams are going to have to be excellent at developing talent if they have any hope of every fielding a competitive team.
The common denominator in all this is David Glass. I ask this as a serious question: is there a worse owner in all professional sports than David Glass? Bill Bidwell was always a good candidate, but he went to the Superbowl last year. I would even expand the circle; is there a worse owner in worldwide professional sports than David Glass? If there is I would like to hear about it. Is there anything about Glass that makes you think he cares about the team. Sure he says he hates losing. But he doesn't go to the games. Jason Whitlock doesn't go to the games either. David Glass should be ashamed of himself for fielding a team that is that terrible and then expecting the fans of Kansas City to actually pay money to watch it. And I think the team plays with no care or passion, and they are just like their boss.
So how can you get rid of the guy who is clearly the problem?
And that, to me, is the key to all this. The fans have got to stop putting money into this team. I am not asking people to be fairweather fans. I am asking them to stop giving the Glass family their money. Cancel your season tickets and tell the Lancers that you won't buy season tickets until Glass is gone. Watch the games on MLB TV. Like well meaning friends who give money to a meth addict, Royals fans are enabling this nonsense. Because as long as Glass is making money, I don't think he gives a damn about what this team does. His behavior backs me up -- not his words, but his behavior. Maybe if he starts to lose money he would consider selling. And I think that is best thing that can happen to baseball in KC.