American Association Exhibition Game In Joplin, MO

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Joplin, Missouri has long been discussed by independent baseball industry professionals as a possible market which could support a pro team.  This Sunday, the American Association will run an exhibition game between the Kansas City T-Bones and Wichita Wingnuts.  Situations like this are usually “test cases” to determine if the local market is worth considering the next steps to secure ownership and stadium rights in the area.

Here is an article from the Joplin area promoting the game:

One drawback is that the game is a 2:00 game on a Sunday which is Mother’s Day.  Should the 2 teams draw a good crowd then it may be a healthy barometer that the market is viable.


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  1. Nothing wrong with a Mother’s Day outing at the ballpark. It’s been a proven staple in the majors and minors for years! A LOT of moms love baseball, or the whole environment of it.

    Plus NOBODY in the family has to do dishes or cook that day if they plan it well! I’m always for that as a single guy, and I know MY mother did as well, even when the Phils lost.

    You are right, however, in saying whether this is an estimate of pro baseball being wanted in Joplin or not. Hope it flies!

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