The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

Opinion

January 17, 2014

Your View: Great family appeal

WEBB CITY, Mo. — Editor’s note: Seventh-grade students at Webb City Junior High School have been discussing the proposal to bring the El Paso Diablos to Joplin. Their teacher, Phyllis Dolence, sent us several letters. This is one of them:

I have read the Globe’s articles about the El Paso Diablos possibly moving to Joplin. As a junior-high student and baseball fan, I think this is a great idea.

If the Diablos come to town, I know many students and their families will go to games. With cheap ticket prices and a family atmosphere, it would be popular. It would not only be a great way to create new jobs, it would also add more family appeal to Joplin.

My family would enjoy spending a summer evening at a baseball game.

I am excited by the prospect of the Diablos moving to Joplin.

Olivia Jackson

Webb City

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