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Royals, Brewers swapping leagues?

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06:52 AM ET 02.21 | It is a rumor that pops up every few years, and it is once again the buzz in many baseball forums on the Internet right now: That the Royals want to switch to the National League and the Brewers want to return to the American League. The latest rumor may have started on an East Coast talk show. The Royals, for now, are dismissing the talk as pure speculation. The suggestion of a switch is hardly far-fetched, though, because the Royals entertained the notion quite seriously in 1997. At the time, acting commissioner and Brewers owner Bud Selig wanted Milwaukee to return to its National League roots. But Selig gave the Royals first crack at the move. The Royals surveyed their fans back then and while a slight majority favored a move to the NL, a vocal minority of fans insisted that Kansas City was and forever should be an American League town. The Royals respectfully declined the offer to move.

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