Economy Costs Guys Like Coco Their Jobs

Justice HillCorrespondent INovember 7, 2009

KANSAS CITY - MAY 14: Coco Crisp #2 Kansas City Royals celebrates with teammates during the game between the Baltimore Orioles on May 14, 2009 at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by: Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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The news itself hardly amounted to a footnote. The Royals announced it quietly a day or two after the World Series ended, the buzz that surrounded the Yankees-Phillies series still fresh in the baseball air.

But it wasn’t news I could ignore, because it centered on one of the most refreshing personalities baseball has had in recent years, a player with perhaps the catchiest name in the game's history: Coco Crisp

The news: The Royals declined to pick up an $8 million option on Crisp for 2010, a decision that leaves him few days away from free agency.

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