Wichita officials are working to appoint a board of directors to operate the National Baseball Congress World Series.
The city announced earlier this month they will take their tournament back from current operators, the Wingnuts independent league baseball team.
The city bought the tournament from Bob and Mindy Rich in 2007 to keep it in Wichita.
City Manager Robert Layton says profits generated by the tournament will go toward youth baseball programs.
Layton told the Wichita Eagle that the board appointments could be on a May council meeting agenda.
With apologies to Voltaire, let me just say: If sports did not exist, man would have to invent them.