KANSAS CITY, Mo. Former Royals slugger Mike Sweeney says that while he loved his 13 years with the team, he believes he ultimately failed during his time in Kansas City.
He failed the fans, the organization and team owner David Glass, he said.
"The ultimate goal each year is to get to the playoffs and win the World Series," Sweeney told FOXSportsKasnasCity.com. "And we didn't do that while I was in Kansas City.
"So, in that regard, I failed at my job. My obligation as a player was to get us to the post-season and I failed at that. That's why I feel my time with the Royals was unfulfilled."
Sweeney, who recently was inducted into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame, said, however, that he doesn't know what more he could have done.
"I busted my butt all the time," he said. "I gave 100 percent. I know I got injured a lot but I couldn't do anything to change that unfortunately. I wish I could have. But I have no regrets about my effort.
"I just wish somehow the results would have be...