Wichita, Kansas, is the home of a professional, independent league baseball team known as the Wichita Wingnuts (Go Nuts!). The team has been quite successful, winning multiple division titles and and a league championship in its short nine-year existence. Locally, many are quite proud of their team. And for good reason. They are a solid baseball team, filled with players with big dreams who all have much more talent and guts than I’ll ever have.
The New York Yankees is a household name across the United States. Like them or not, there is no dispute as to their historic success, with 27 World Series titles to their name. In today’s time, you can watch every single game (all 162 ), if you should choose. With the Yankee’s pedigree and financial strength, the world can rightfully expect much from the Yankees, year in and year out.
The two teams are in totally different leagues, pun intended. While a head-to-head competition would never occur, there is no doubt on who would prevail and it would not be as close as this article’s title would suggest. If you were to judge quality of play, a Wichitan would never leave their house and would simply tune in on TV or online to watch the Yankees over heading out to a Wingnuts game.
With all that, why do people follow local baseball?
Scott is a co-founder of Flight Club and a frequent writer and reviewer on the Club’s blog.