Originally created 11/09/99

Lawmakers want Royals ownership resolved



WASHINGTON -- U.S. senators from Missouri and Kansas are pressing baseball commissioner Bud Selig to resolve the Kansas City Royals ownership problem.

Missouri Sen. Christopher Bond asked Monday for a meeting with Selig. Owners voted in September to table the proposed sale of the Royals to Miles Prentice's group.

"We want a commitment from him that the Royals are going to continue to play baseball in Kansas City and we want to know the status of Prentice's bid," Bond said after meeting in his office with baseball lobbyist Alan Sobba. "It's a major concern for our constituents."

Seeking the meeting are Bond and fellow Republican Sens. John Ashcroft of Missouri, Pat Roberts and Sam Brownback of Kansas and Chuck Hagel of Nebraska.