Monthly Archives: February 2006

Baseball

Spring training starts soon!

Many college teams have already started playing games.

I am fortunate to live in a decent baseball town. Wichita State has a good baseball program and we also have the Wranglers (AA affiliate of the Kansas City Royals). Wichita State's Eck Stadium is a very nice facility. WSU usually hosts the Missouri Valley tournament and is also home to the occasional NCAA Super Regional. It will be interesting to see how the community responds to the Gene Stephenson leaving and then returning fiasco.

The Wranglers play at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium. It's an older stadium with some history and a nice place to catch a game. The Royals sometimes send players down on rehab assignments.

The best thing about baseball in Wichita is the National Baseball Congress World Series. Teams from all over the country come to Wichita every year to play in the tournament. It is, perhaps, baseball in it's purest form and truly a joy to watch.

I'm also hoping to catch some games in Kansas City. Hopefully, they'll be Twins games. Someday, I'll take Abe to the Metrodome.