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The day before the event, the Kansas City Royals released a statement.
“Frank White holds a special place in Royals history and with our fans -- evidenced by his statue at Kauffman Stadium, his retired jersey and the many years he was employed by the franchise.
“Following his retirement as a player, the Royals arranged for him to hold a number of positions with the team. While Frank’s role evolved over time based on his own requests as well as the needs of the organization, we were disappointed when he made the decision to leave his position as a community ambassador.
“We continue to respect what Frank has done for our city and the role he played in Royals history, and he always will be a part of the Royals tradition.”
One man in the hallway wanders up from behind and taps me on the shoulder. He asks if I am the sportswriter. I nod.
"Write this," he says. "Frank White is the greatest baseball player ever to play in Kansas City. You hear me? The greatest to ever play here.”
I nod again.
“And write this,” he says. “The Royals are a disgrace.”