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Kansas City Royals' Response To Pandemic Has First-Year Owner 'Impressed And Inspired'

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"We got hit early on" with a number of coronavirus infections, said Kansas City Royals owner John Sherman, "but we're returning to health."

If weeks of negotiations weren't sign enough, Kansas City Royals owner John Sherman has confirmed that conducting a professional baseball season during a pandemic is a complicated affair.

We heard updates from John Sherman on the team's new stakeholder, on-the-field results so far, and planning around the pandemic. "Our players recognize this is about mutual trust and accountability," he said, "this is about taking care of your teammates and your families."

  • John Sherman, entrepreneur, owner of the Kansas City Royals and financial supporter of KCUR
Steve Kraske is the host of KCUR's Up To Date. Follow him on Twitter @stevekraske.
Danie Alexander is the senior producer of Up To Date.
Luke X. Martin is a reporter focusing on race, culture and ethnicity for KCUR 89.3. Contact him at or on Twitter, @lukexmartin.