Sunday, September 11, 2016
Globe editorial blames baseball study, makes no mention of O'Brian, Chamber
The Globe Editorial Board finally criticized the study commissioned by the Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce, which presented a rosy view of professional baseball's prospects in Joplin.
The only problem with that study is it was based on having a minor league team such as those affiliated with major league baseball and not an independent professional team like the Blasters.
The Globe editorial failed to include a single word about the Chamber and Chamber Executive Director Rob O'Brian's role in commissioning the study and let's face it, pretty much guaranteeing that the study would say professional baseball should have no trouble succeeding in Joplin.
And this all comes on the heels of the Globe's absolving O'Brian and CART members of any responsibility in bringing master developer David Wallace and Wallace Bajjali Development Partners to Joplin after the tornado.
David Wallace is long since gone and it appears the Blasters are also history.
The problems, however, still remain even if the Joplin Globe can't see them.