Posts Tagged ‘baseball’
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 ...



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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...


The Whirling Darvish and his Rangers teammates are back. AFLO/ZUMAPRESS.com

Welcome Back

BIG TICKET
Remember how the Texas Rangers’ season ended last year? Wow, that was anticlimactic. You probably have another word for it that’s just as good. They went this off-season without acquiring any big-ticket players, but they st...



Fletcher: “It seems to me they’ve bitten off more than they can chew.” Jeff Prince

Cats, Balls, and Clocks

Fans are worried — again — about Fort Worth’s minor league team.
JEFF PRINCE
Nine lives? The Fort Worth Cats must be on 11 or 12 by now, particularly after former owner Carl Bell ran out of money and lost LaGrave Field to bank foreclosure last year. Things seemed to be looking up after new owners John B...


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Snarls In Cat Land?

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Fort Worth Cats fans raised a collective eyebrow after General Manager Chris Hart resigned last week. Hart was considered a sales wunderkind and effective leader when he was recruited from the Texas Rangers earlier this year. H...