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T-Bones host family hopes to continue 15-year tradition despite team's eviction

Credit: 41 Action News
Published on August 22, 2019 - Duration: 02:18s

T-Bones host family hopes to continue 15-year tradition despite team's eviction

After the Unified Government of Wyandotte County evicted the Kansas City T-Bones from their Village West stadium, fans are hopeful the team will stay put.

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T-Bones host family hopes to continue 15-year tradition despite team's eviction

WYANDOTTE COUNTY.BUT FANS HOPE THEYWILL GET ANOTHERCHANCE.41 ACTION NEWSREPORTER MCKENZIENELSON JOINS US LIVEFROM T-BONES STADIUMWHERE THE T-BONES AREIN ACTION TONIGHT.MCKENZIE.THE FIRST GAME OF THET-BONES DOUBLE HEADERAGAINST THE LINCOLNSALTDOGS IS UNDERWAY.RAIN OR SHINE -THERE"S ONE GROUPTHAT"S ALWAYS IN THESTANDS -AND THEY"RE HOPINGTO KEEP THAT TRADITIONALIVE.BILLY GREER - HOST FAMILYSWe"ll be at all ofthem.YOU CAN TELL THEY"RET-BONES FANS " BY THEMEMORABILIA IN THEIRBASEMENT.BILLY GREERSAs you go along, theseare the players who havestayed at our house andplayed.

These are jerseys thatthey"ve worn.45 DIFFERENT BASEBALPLAYERS "WHO HAVE ALL STAYEWITH BILLY AND DONNAGREER.DONNA GREER - HOST FAMILYSI just couldn"t bare tosee guys sleeping on the floorin the locker room or having tostay at hotels, they neededsome place where they couldbe comfortable.FOR THE PAST 15 YEARS -THE GREER"S HAVEBEEN HOUSING PLAYEAND CHEERING THEM ONAT HOME GAMES.DONNA GREERSWe"re I believenumber 3 in attendance in theleague, so that"s prettygood.THIS SEASONS HADIT"S UPS"BILLY GREESRight now we"re ahalf a game behind Sioux Cityfor a wildcard spot in ourdivision.IT"S ALSO HAD IT"SDOWNS.THIS WEEK THE CITY OFK-C-K EVICTED THE TEAMFROM ITS VILLAGE WESTSTADIUM "AFTER THE TEAM AFTER ITDEFAULTED ON MORETHAN 760-THOUSAND-DOLLARS IN PAYMENTS.ALL T-BONES PERSONNELAND PROPERTY MUST BEREMOVED FROM THEBALLPARK BY 5 P.M.

ONSEPTEMBER 13THTHAT"S THE SAMEWEEK THE AMERICANASSOCIATIOCHAMPIONSHIP SERIESWOULD TAKE PLACE.DONNA GREERSI think they"reprofessionals and they knowthey have to set it aside, theyhave to do what they"rehere to do and that"s tomake it to the championshiand do their best.AFTER WINNING THCHAMPIONSHIP LAST YEAR-THE TEAM IS FOCUSEDANOTHER TITLE "AND FANS ARE HOPEFUL ITWON"T BE THE LAST.DONNA GREERSI really think somethingsgoing to come, somethingsgoing to happen and we're stillgoing to be a team, it may notbe called the T-Bones, butwe"re still going to have ateam.THE OWNER OF THE TEAMSAYS HE IS TRYING TOSELL THE T-BONES TOCOVER THE DEBT.HE SAYS THE TEAM WOULDSTAY HERE IN K-C-K "BUT COULD HAVE A NEWNAME UNDER DIFFERENTOWNERSHILIVE FROM THE T-BONESSTADIUM, MCKENZIENELSON, 41 ACTION NEWS.INVESTING HUNDREDS OFTHOUSANDS OF TAXPA

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