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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