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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...


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...



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Stray Cats Doing Well After Rescue

Fort Worth’s baseball team has used up another life, but new owners and a new league are drawing fans again.
Story and photos BY JEFF PRINCE
The clock — that damned clock atop the LaGrave Field scoreboard — is the unwitting symbol for every disappointment the Fort Worth Cats have suffered in recent years. Sunlight bleached its face a chalky white. The numbers fa...


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Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ▪ 27 Weren’t the Detroit Tigers supposed to have the best offense in the majors by now? Injuries have reduced last year’s AL Central champions to a .500 team, but they’re still dangerous, and they’ll be thinking a...



Moneyball: A’s for Effort

This baseball movie for brainiacs is unflashy and productive.
KRISTIAN LIN
The Oakland A’s are currently a distant third in the American League West behind Anaheim and our own Texas Rangers. Though they made the playoffs several times in the early ’00s, the team never won a World Series and has be...


Nolan Ryan Noogies Chuck Greenberg

Jeff Prince
Hey, you, Texas Rangers former CEO Chuck Greenberg…say hello to my leetle friend: