Fort Worth Cats

  • News

    January 23, 2014

    Mike Bacsik's Radio Rebirth

    After Tweeting his way into infamy, former pitcher and sports-talker Mike Bacsik is getting a second chance. Does he deserve one?

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2013

    Tarrant County's Two Pro Hockey Clubs are Battling for the Right to Be Called the Brahmas

    The Texas Brahmas, Fort Worth's 16-year-old minor league hockey team, no longer exists, at least not in any meaningful sense. Over the summer, the Central Hockey League announced that the club would not play in the 2013-14 season and declared its entire roster unrestricted free agents while it searc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2013

    The Fort Worth Cats Can't Even Afford Porta Potties

    The Fort Worth Cats, Cowtown's minor league baseball club, was supposed to make good on its debts on January 15, 2013. That's at least what the team's owner, former Congressman John Bryant, told us last December, explaining that the team was experiencing an acute but temporary cash shortage after th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2013

    If Jose Canseco Misses His Fort Worth Cats Debut, it May Be Due to Rape Charges

    Jose Canseco is apparently having second thoughts about his decision this morning to publicly announce that he's being accused of rape. He took down the above tweet not long after he posted it, but not before we got a screenshot (and blacked out his alleged accuser's name). We have a call into Las ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2013

    Jose Canseco Is Joining the Fort Worth Cats

    Jose Canseco has been busy since his two-year stint with the Rangers almost two decades ago. He became an author. He danced with the stars. He admitted using steroids and accused a laundry list of former teammates of doing the same. He tried to become mayor of Toronto which, in retrospect, wasn't su ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2013

    While Players and Suppliers Wait to be Paid, Dallas-Based United League Baseball Eyes Expansion

    The Fort Worth Cats were rescued from the brink of insolvency 13 months ago when former Congressman John Bryant led a group of investors in purchasing the minor league ball club. And things were going swimmingly for about six months ago until, in the middle of the 2012 season, vendors stopped being ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2012

    The Fort Worth Cats Haven't Paid for Their Uniforms or 20,000 Baseballs, But Their Owner Says They're Doing Just Fine

    This time a year ago, the Fort Worth Cats, the city's minor league baseball team, was on death's doorstep. Team owner Carl Bell had racked up considerable debt that come the economic downturn, he was unable to repay, prompting the American Association to boot the Cats from the league and Amergy Bank ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2011

    Former Rangers Prez Mike Stone Talks About Helping to Save the Fort Worth Cats

    You can buy this 1953 Cats-Oilers game program for a mere $38.​Longtime Friends of Unfair Park will recall: In early 2009, United League Baseball co-founders John Bryant (yes, that John Bryant) and Byron Pierce said that come time for first pitch 2010, they would have a minor-league ballclub on th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2011

    Yet Again, The Question Is Asked: Is This the End of Fort Worth Cats' LaGrave Field?

    ​Speaking of the Texas League, or, at least, teams once affiliated with the mighty Texas League ...The Star-Telegram notes today that come January 3, LaGrave Field and the land around the Fort Worth Cats' ballpark -- valuable land too, as it sits between downtown and the Fort Worth Stockyards -- w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2011

    Why We Love Sports in America: 2011

    ​Since I'm out on vacation next week let me get to this Fourth of July tradition a little early: Happy Birthday, America. Our country turns the ripe old age of 235 on Monday. Between burgers and beers and bikinis, I'll make time this weekend remembering how friggin' fortunate we are to have a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2011

    Pittsburgh Label Reissues Early Releases From Legendary '70s Dallas Punks The Nervebreakers

    David "Nicke Blitz" Mitchell​Truly one of the seminal bands in Dallas history, The Nervebreakers' heyday came way back in 1977 when the band got the chance to open up for a Dallas date with Ramones. Then, in 1978, they did the same for the Sex Pistols -- and even got a mention in Rolling Stone in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2011

    Kincaid's Rescues Cats Fans From Diet of Peanuts and Cracker Jack

    Kincaid's Hamburgers, a Fort Worth institution that perennially appears on lists of the nation's best hamburger joints, is planning to reopen its concession at LaGrave Field during this year's minor league baseball season. ​Kincaid's sold its burgers at Fort Worth Cats games from 2005-2008, b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2011

    Good Friday: True Widow Album Release, Descender, Destroyer, DEVO, Arlo Guthrie, Salt-N-Pepa, Murs, Nervebreakers, REO Speedwagon, Dashboard Confessional & More!

    True Widow​This weekend is a pretty big one -- if anything because of the True Widow show at Double Wide on Saturday night. That's right, they'll be celebrating the release of their sophomore album As High As The Highest Heavens and From The Center To The Circumference Of The Earth. Get there earl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2010

    Why We Love Sports in America

    ​Happy Birthday, America.   Like tonight's July 5th fireworks show in Dallas, it's better late than never. Right?   Our country turned the ripe old age of 234 on Sunday. Between burgers and beers and bikinis, I tried to spend some time remembering how friggin' fortunate we are to ha ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 24, 2010
  • Blogs

    March 16, 2010

    Healthy Local Runner Drops Dead at 32. Um, Time to take Physical Inventory?

    ​Mark Austry was healthy. Not an obsessed fitness nut, but healthy. Played baseball at Texas Tech and with the Fort Worth Cats. Was a superb golfer. And, when he found time from being a devoted family man to wife and two kids, he got out and ran. Sunday he dropped dead. At age 32. Literally s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2010

    A Poignant Farewell to Bobby Bragan

    Bobby Bragan, during his brief tenure as Pittsburgh Pirates manager in the mid-1950s​Anyone who loves baseball 'round these parts knows the name Bobby Bragan -- his association with the Fort Worth Cats alone (in the late '40s and early '50s, then again in '05) was enough to make him legend, not to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2009

    Who Wants Free Baseball?!

    Two words sure to get the month off to a yip-uh-dee-doo-dah start: Free. Tickets. I have in my slimy lil' hands four (4) tickets to any Grand Prairie AirHogs game this week. They host the hated Fort Worth Cats Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and, if I'm not mistaken, Saturday is Fireworks ni ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2009

    After Years of Trying to Bring Minor-League Ball to Dallas, Confidence ... and Property

    A couple of weeks back we learned that United League Baseball would be setting up shop on the shores of the Trinity River, in the very same 60-acre spot where Irving-based JPI abandoned its own ambitious plans. So happens that at 3:30 p.m. today, ULB co-founders John Bryant and Byron Pierce are meet ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2009

    Whitt's End: 4.24.09

    Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Barring a trade, the Cowboys won't make their first pick (51st overall) in tomorrow's NFL Draft until around 9:30 p.m., a good six hours after the thing kicks off. But it's worth it to tune in early.  ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2009

    Echoes and Reverberations: "Snapshots From The Spectacle of Sickness"

    The original Nervebreakers lineup.Defining moment: For a suburban teenage kid from North Dallas in 1977, a delirious new underground movement called punk rock inspired a profound and urgent departure from the regular routine of cruising Forest Lane or hanging out at the Gemini Drive-In movie theate ... More >>

  • News

    August 21, 2008

    Pitch Perfect

    The Grand Prairie AirHogs are willing to do whatever it takes to make you a fan. And that includes win.

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2008

    God Bless America. And Sports.

    Happy Birthday! Our country turns the ripe old age of 232 tomorrow. Between burgers and beers and bikinis, let us not forget how fortunate we are to have a variety of sports and the freedom to choose which ones we love and loathe. In honor of the Fourth of July I started jotting down reasons ... More >>

  • Music

    June 28, 2007

    Wild 'n' Out

    The latest on summer fests, a CD release and a Party party

  • Calendar

    July 27, 2006
  • Blogs

    May 9, 2006

    Small Ball, Big Balls

    The woman's voice on the other end of the line is strong and perky: "You've reached the national headquarters of the Continental Baseball League," she says, as though you've just dialed a proud, tradition-rich enterprise. But at the moment, the Continental Baseball League doesn't exist apart from it ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 13, 2003
  • News

    July 5, 2001


    Just Plain Mean, Blaming the Music, Field of Dreams

  • Culture

    July 22, 1999

    Born again

    The Texas-Louisiana league claims it's about to resurrect the Fort Worth Cats

  • Culture

    July 8, 1999

    The Goal Line

    If Blackie Sherrod's just another writer, then Wilt Chamberlain was just another center

  • News

    June 25, 1998

    The good fight

    Thirty years ago, Curtis Cokes was the world-champion welterweight. Now, he trains young boxers and just wants to be recognized in his hometown.

  • News

    May 21, 1998

    A bush league of their own

    Long before the Texas Rangers, major-league baseball was played in Dallas by a minor-league team called the Dallas Eagles

  • Music

    May 16, 1996

    Out with the new wave

    VVV Records closes its doors after 17 years

  • Music

    July 6, 1995

    Mekons, you Rhett

    A rock great lends his support to the Old 97's