Though that may not sound like a good thing, Maddon apparently meant well, and Wichita gets a great plug in the story.
Much like Peyton Manning used the word “Omaha” to signal certain plays in football, the article says Maddon is now using “Wichita” as a “code word to signal that a call should be challenged as part of Major League Baseball’s expanded replay.”
“Omaha and Wichita, kind of almost in a perverse way, rhyme,” Maddon said.
The article says the Wichita code is “a tip of the cap to his past.”
The article says baseball has a “soft spot throughout Wichita’s history,” in part due to the NBC. It quotes a few Wichitans about the code connection.