Posts Tagged ‘baseball’
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.
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...


Snarls In Cat Land?

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...


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...


Night & Day

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.
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:

Hicks’ Reign Has Been a Loser for Texas Rangers.

There’s a sucker born every minute; Tom calls ’em “fans.”
This was supposed to be a decent year for the Texas Rangers. Team president Nolan Ryan said during spring training that they would win 92 games and probably get into the playoffs. Pitching seemed to be fairly good — a big cha...

Mark McGwire Apology As Lame As His Lies

Jeff Prince
Steroids must shrink a dude’s brain even smaller than his nuts. That’s how it seemed while watching Mark McGwire sniveling an apology on TV last night. He lied for years — lied by omission, stonewalling, passive-aggre...

For Love of the (New) Game

Mike Matthews nailed a line drive into right center field and made it to second base. His teammate followed that with a high fly to center, which the fielder caught for an out. When Matthews tagged up and raced for third, the c...


As the audience files in before the start of Amphibian Stage Production’s Gutenberg! The Musical!, the bellow of Broadway legend Ethel Merman charges out from the sound system.