The city should know by Thursday whether its pitch to secure the 2010 American Legion World Series won over decision-makers in Indiana.
Mayor Art Ward said the presentation to the Legion’s national baseball committee on Sunday afternoon went well, but whether it proved convincing isn’t clear yet.
“Now it’s the sit back and wait,” Ward said.
Ward and five other city and Legion officials flew to Indianapolis over the weekend to put forward the case for holding the annual baseball tournament at Muzzy Field.
At least two other cities – Spokane, Washington and Bartlesville, Oklahoma – are also seeking the tournament. There may be others as well, Ward said.
Ward said that members of the national baseball committee will make a recommendation on the site to the Americanism committee. Ultimately, the Legion’s national committee will decide, probably on Wednesday.
Ward said he thought the most compelling arguments for Bristol were its easy access to Bradley Airport, its history of volunteerism through the Legion post on Hooker Court, the help of ESPN and the fact that there hasn’t been a World Series on the East Coast in more than a decade.
“Hopefully, we can bring it home,” Ward said. “That was our theme: bring it home.”
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