ESPN’s wire service has archived the 2010 final scores for all Desert Valley Mountain Lions games including their opponents during that season. The link has been added to the Mountain Lions page here:
We found a blog post recapping the first actual game in Tarrant County Blue Thunder history, a win over the Bay Area Toros by a final score of 2-1. That link was added to the Tarrant County page here:
The first series in Blue Thunder history was a series against the Lewisville Lizards in May 2007, but all of the games were rained out. The players did take the field briefly for pre-game ceremonies at Cross Timbers Park, but the game itself was called on account of rain.
In February 2010 the CBL announced its intended 4-team schedule, which was to include two teams operated by the New York State League — a developmental, pay-to-play league which would promote its players from a developmental league to the CBL. That arrangement fell apart which led to the return of 2009’s Coastal Kingfish to replace the named “West Texas Roadhogs”. The Desert Valley Mountain Lions were kept in the schedule as a travel team, and operated by the league.
Both Ron Baron and Bob Ibach were quoted in the release, and the release mentions previous league championship teams such as the Tarrant County Blue Thunder, Bay Area Toros, and Alexandria Aces. Aspirations of expanding the CBL to Arizona and Colorado for what would have been a 2011 season also were mentioned.
Here is a link to that release:
In 2014, the Pecos League had a mini-series documentary on Fox Sports 1, so FoxSports.com did a recap of the Pecos League. In the article below you will see a mention of the CBL and the two teams which started the Pecos League (Big Bend Cowboys – now Alpine Cowboys, and the Las Cruces Vaqueros):
Clips of the 2014 Pecos League documentary are on YouTube when you search for the Pecos League.
We found a page on the Drexel softball team website which shows former Lewisville Lizards infielder, Ray Hastings, is now an assistant softball coach for the school. The page mentions Ray being on the Lizards and the Texarkana Gunslingers.
The link to his bio is now on the Lizards page here:
We just found the TSRN online radio schedule for the Bay Area Toros for the 2007 and 2008 seasons. Unfortunately, the links on the page do not link then to actual game audio archives. If we find an alternative resource then it will be posted; but for now that resource only serves to list the game schedules for those seasons.
That resource has been added to the Toros page here:
The Alexandria Aces played for only season in the CBL, although the team played in other independent leagues during its existence. The 2009 stats have been added to the Aces page here:
We found the review on Ballparkreviews.com for George Dobson Field, home of the Texarkana Gunslingers. The link to that review has been added to the Gunslingers page here:
Ballparkreviews.com also did a review of Robinson Stadium in Texas City, home of the Bay Area Toros. The link to the review was added to the Toros page here:
Ballparkreviews.com had its author(s) visit minor league ballparks around the country and write about the experiences. We added their review about Gabe Nesbitt Field (at the Ballfields at Craig Ranch) for the McKinney Blue Thunder in 2008.
That link has been added to the McKinney Blue Thunder page at this link: