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If you build it, will they come?

If you build it, will they come?
By: Wes Wallace

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. - With talk of the possibility of bringing a second minor league team to the Heartland, you have to wonder how much baseball is too much?

"Oh I think it's a great thing,"  said Sandy Hitchings. "I think a lot of people would want to see it."

Others enjoying a stroll around Cape Girardeau's riverfront seemed to agree.

"It would be a wonderful family activity,"  said Bill Seachrist. "I would love to see something like that in the area."

With Cards fans flying around and a few Cubs supporters coming out of hibernation, there's plenty of baseball buffs, but does that translate into filling seats at a minor league game?

"Absolutely, the Midwest is a hotbed for baseball,"  said Chuck Martin, Executive Director of Cape Girardeau's Convention and Visitors Bureau. "It would be a wonderful addition to Cape Girardeau's tourism portfolio."

While there's nothing set in stone yet, Martin said a lot of people will be watching the Marion Miners growth and progress, if and when there's a team in southeast Missouri.

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