There are very smart and thoughtful people who want to respect the legacy of an iconic baseball team that will grant its name to a local minor league club.
Meanwhile, most people who go to the ballpark merely want to relax, goof off, maybe have a few beers and might not be in the mood for historical research.
This missive and so many civic boosters have clearly forgotten human nature as they attempt to mix a history lesson about the impact of segregation with a Summer pastime that mostly serves as a veiled excuse for consuming junk food and lounging outdoors.
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This spring it will be possible to buy a ticket and witness something not seen in more than 50 years - the Kansas City Monarchs playing a baseball game. That hasn't happened since 1965. By then the Negro Leagues had shut down, with many of its younger stars playing prominent roles on the rosters of Major League Baseball.