There's a public input session coming up concerning plans to bring an independent baseball team to Joplin. Matt LaBranche is part of the ownership group in charge of the El Paso Diablos:
"Basically, the public can give their input, it's mostly going to be on the real estate end, not really a baseball-focused thing. The question will be what we should do with the property there at Joe Becker Stadium."
The time and place of the meeting will be announced in the near future. The team is looking at making Joplin their new home in time for the American Association's 2015 season.