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Royals manager Bell to resign at end of season

Updated: August 2, 2007, 8:49 AM ET
Associated Press

MINNEAPOLIS -- Buddy Bell chose family over baseball on Wednesday, resigning as manager of the last-place Kansas City Royals effective at the end of the season.

An emotional Bell, who will turn 56 on Aug. 27, announced the decision before Kansas City's game against the Minnesota Twins. He will join the Royals' front office in 2008 as a senior adviser to general manager Dayton Moore.

"I had to make a choice between managing and my family, and to me that's a no-brainer," said ...

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