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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
David "Nicke Blitz" MitchellTruly 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 >>
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 >>
True WidowThis 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Bobby Bragan, during his brief tenure as Pittsburgh Pirates manager in the mid-1950sAnyone 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 >>
Two words sure to get the month off to a yip-uh-dee-doo-dah start:
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 >>
Courtesy Reunion Sports GroupAll things go according to plan, and there just may be baseball on the shores of the Trinity River next summer.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 I ... More >>
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 >>