It is natural for former players to continue being involved, in some capacity, with the game they love after their days of grinding it out on the field are over. In most cases, that particular sport is all they have ever known, making it that much more difficult to pry themselves away.
Baseball, while no different than any other sport in this regard, actually lends itself for players to make a smooth post-career transition into roles close with the game.
From the broadcast booth down to the lowest level of rookie ball, there are more positions within a Major League Baseball organization that need to be filled than in the NFL, NBA, NHL or any other professional sport.
The Kansas City Royals employ a number of former players throughout various roles. They have done it for years. And while not all tenures have ended harmoniously, it hasn’t been for lack of trying.
Here are three former Royals who should be considered for roles within the organization.