Heat is part of the proud tradition of the National Baseball Congress World Series and baseball itself, so the recent record highs need not be a deterrent to attending the 2010 tournament at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium through Aug. 13, including the fabled Baseball ’Round the Clock action today through Sunday. But sometimes it seems as if the NBC World Series is better appreciated outside its host city. “For two weeks every August, some of the nation’s best college and amateur players come to compete in front of equally dedicated, knowledgeable and rabid spectators,” wrote ESPN’s Daniel Dodd in an ode to the “quirky” tournament’s 17 games in 56 hours. The games put Wichita in sports headlines from North Carolina to Alaska. As they do, it would be nice to see more locals in the stadium seats.
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