baseball en NBC World Series Awaits Wichita To Appoint Board Of Directors <p>Wichita officials are working to appoint a board of directors to operate the National Baseball Congress World Series.</p><p>The city announced earlier this month they will take their tournament back from current operators, the Wingnuts independent league baseball team.</p><p>The city bought the tournament from Bob and Mindy Rich in 2007 to keep it in Wichita.</p><p>City Manager Robert Layton says profits generated by the tournament will go toward youth baseball programs.</p><p>Layton told the Wichita Eagle that the board appointments could be on a May council meeting agenda.</p> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 15:59:51 +0000 Associated Press 33308 at Richard Crowson: A Diamond In The Rough <p></p><p>With apologies to Voltaire, let me just say: If sports did not exist, man would have to invent them. Fri, 10 May 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Richard Crowson 16969 at Richard Crowson: A Diamond In The Rough