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 >>
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 >>
So, back to the new fake suspension bridge we're building at enormous cost over the Trinity River, and, in fact, let's go back and review the whole Trinity River project. In fact, let's go back and review everything. Here is my question: Why are huge, obviously stupid projects the best thing that e ... 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 >>
Sure, it goes against everything we learned in elementary school -- cut in line and suffer ridicule and a knuckle to the shoulder -- but it turns out the city of Dallas has every right to allow compressed natural gas-powered taxis to queue-jump at Love Field to improve air quality, U.S. District Jud ... 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 >>
It's been, what, seven months since last we saw John Bryant and Byron Pierce's conceptual rendering for the planned minor-league ballpark on the banks of the Trinity River. Since then, especially recently, several Friends of Unfair Park have wondered in the comments and via e-mail whatever became ... More >>
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 >>
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