"They better fix Jermaine Dye's attitude because he's the bad apple on the Royals right now. He's been telling everybody that he's out of here and that he's going to be like Johnny Damon and go somewhere else and make a lot of money. He's playing like his heart's not in it." -- Dave Stewart, KQRC 98.9
"Jermaine is one of my close friends, and that is absolutely not true. But the Royals have not presented him with anything to make him feel secure. If this team loses Jermaine Dye, we've got some issues. Are the Royals going to be able to sign him? I don't know." -- Joe Randa, on accusations that Dye is looking to bolt from KC, WHB 810
"At this level the manager has very little to do with the outcome of the games. At this level it's not the manager." -- Jim Rose, to callers who want Tony Muser fired, KMBZ 980
"The easiest thing in the world to say is 'Fire the manager.'" -- Don Fortune, to a caller wanting to fire Muser, 980
GH: Unless you work at KMBZ.
"Tony Muser doesn't deserve to be fired. He deserves to be arrested." -- Rany Jazayerli, Major League Baseball columnist, Robneyer.com
"The real problem [with baseball] is the ideal number of teams is 24. They need to get rid of six. And that is tough. Montreal can go, the two Florida teams can go. If you want to be really ruthless, Oakland can go.... You'd basically have to say to Kansas City and Minnesota, 'We will now make you the victim of baseball's economic injustice' because Kansas City and Minnesota were both excellent franchises, both in attendance and on the field, for years and years before the financial inequities overran them." -- Bob Costas, when asked what he would do if he were MLB commissioner, St. Petersburg Times
"I'll show him who the real heat in this town is." -- Jason Whitlock, after Scott Traylor, WHB's car-racing show host, called Whitlock's morning show "shock journalism," 810
GH: Whitlock has concentrated his "heat" on the likes of UMKC, Traylor and a talk show caller who goes by the nickname "Fast Eddie." Otherwise, Whitlock isn't even lukewarm anymore.