10/07/2011 8:47 AM -
As proud members of independent minor league baseball, the Kansas City T-Bones fit the ultimate definition of a small market team. With that focus in mind, the T-Bones staff took a break on Friday, October 7 for a staff viewing of the story of the Oakland Athletics, Moneyball.
Oakland General Manager Billy Beane made an impact in the baseball industry when he began focusing less on scouting and more on the statistical side of the game. As the head of a small-market team, Beane realized that, to be successful, he would need to find areas of the game that had become undervalued to compete with the larger market organizations. While rejected at first, this idea has now been embraced by all markets and has helped shape a new era in the business of baseball.
The concept of finding and utilizing undervalued aspects of business is vital in any industry, and is at the heart of minor league baseball. As the T-Bones enter their 10th anniversary season the focus remains on finding new and imaginative ways to keep the fans excited, and to bring another championship to Kansas City!