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Royals fire GM Baird; Moore hired

Updated: May 31, 2006, 8:01 PM ET
Associated Press

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Had he been willing to wait, Dayton Moore might one day have headed one of the most admired organizations in baseball.

Instead, he chose to leave Atlanta and become general manager of the woeful Kansas City Royals, a team that hasn't sniffed the postseason in 21 years.

The fast-rising Moore accepted a challenging job Wednesday, taking the reins in Kansas City after the club fired GM Allard Baird.

"If I didn't think we would win a world championship in Kansas City, ...

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