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Sports Rush: Pig Out at The Ballgame

Rush Olson
This is not your father’s ballpark brat, although you may want to bring Pops along to help you eat it. We refer to a new food item set to make its debut at Globe Life Park in Arlington this season. They call it the Wicked Pig...


World Series

World Series: Duh

Rush Olson
I have a theory about baseball that goes like this: A Major League team’s goal is to win the World Series. That’s some groundbreaking ideating, eh? You’re thinking, “This guy must really know his baseball to come up...



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Attendance Just Reflects the Way Baseball Go

Rush Olson
A local team in a pennant race plus a lovely ballpark should equal big attendance numbers, right? It’s not quite that simple, actually. Recent articles from the Star-Telegram, the Dallas Morning News, D Magazine, and Texas Mo...


Nobody’s home at LaGrave Field these days, and sports teams are looking for new quarters — or new owners for the property.

Needing a Forever Home

Without a field, the Fort Worth Cats could miss next season.
JEFF PRINCE
Few writers have resisted the temptation to make “nine lives” jokes when writing about the Fort Worth Cats in recent years. Other bad cat puns have involved hairballs, de-clawing, and being strays. The minor league baseball...



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Texas Rangers Draft Russell Wilson

Kristian Lin
Major League Baseball’s Rule 5 draft usually goes off without any news, but this year the Rangers made waves by drafting Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson. Apparently the NFL star was a second baseman in high sc...


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A Trip to the Park

A hero’s welcome greets a World Series champ in Texas.
CHRISTIAN MCPHATE
Edgar Regalado peers through the chain-link fence surrounding the new Bowie High School football stadium, hoping to catch a glimpse of his baseball hero. He’d been watching him all season, pitching for the Boston Red Sox as t...



A called third strike on José Canseco led to a Cats employee’s demotion. Globe Photos/ZUMAPRESS.com

Bad Call

Cats official’s demand that umpires go easy on Canseco gets no support.
JEFF PRINCE
A called third strike on José Canseco earlier this summer prompted a Fort Worth Cats official to charge onto LaGrave Field, argue the call, and — according to the umpire — demand that Canseco be shown favoritism in future ...


JOSE CANSECO

Fort Worth Cats Lie Down With Jose Canseco, Everyone Gets Fleas

Jeff Prince
Jose Canseco was supposed to be the carnival sideshow whose wackiness might overshadow the ominous stank coming from the Fort Worth Cats recently. Money woes, grumbling vendors, and employees walking off the job don’t exa...



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More Hairballs At LaGrave Field

Jeff Prince
Fort Worth Cats owner John Bryant has insisted the team is doing fine and the 2013 season is good to go. But things are amiss. Director of Baseball Operations Steve Maddock posted a succinct message on the team’s Facebook pag...


Chadwick Boseman receives his numbered Brooklyn Dodgers jersey in "42."

42: Mister Robinson

A sports hero gets a much blander biopic than he deserves.
KRISTIAN LIN
Jackie Robinson’s story was already made into a rather amateurish movie in 1950, with the Dodgers’ infielder and civil rights pioneer portraying himself. It needed a new treatment, an epic canvas befitting a chapter of base...