Texarkana Gunslingers And Big Bend Cowboys Catcher On MLB.com And ESPN

Ryan Powell played a few games in the CBL, in 2008 with the Texarkana Gunslingers and 2009 with the Big Bend Cowboys. He got injured but returned in 2011 in the Pecos League to be a player-manager with the Carlsbad Bats and then finished his time with the Trinidad Triggers in 2012.

He joined the Baltimore Orioles in 2013 as a scout for the independent leagues, but then was able to honor his ailing mother by playing a spring training game with the Orioles. Here are the links (including from MLB.com) and a video clip of him on ESPN (all rights go to ESPN, the video was uploaded to Ryan’s YouTube channel) about the story. In some of the articles, the Big Bend Cowboys are mentioned:

 

 

Conclusion of 2007 CBL All Star Game Video Clip

Just uploaded a short video clip taken from the 1st base dugout as the 2007 CBL All-Star Game concluded.  It showed players and coaching staff members from the North team after it won the game.  The team was comprised of players and coaches from the Lewisville Lizards and the Tarrant County Blue Thunder.

Tom Goodwin (manager of the Lizards), Curtis Wilkerson (manager of the Blue Thunder) and Kieran Mattison (pitcher and coach for the Lizards) are featured in this clip.

That video clip has been added to the 2007 CBL All-Star Game page here:

2007 CBL Home Run Derby and All-Star Game

May 2008 Game Photos Between Toros And Blue Thunder Added

Just added 20+ photos taken from a May 31, 2008 game between the McKinney Blue Thunder visiting the Bay Area Toros at Robinson Stadium in Texas City. All photo credits go to Flickr user “Stephen” (click here) and this link takes you to that user’s album specific to the Blue Thunder-Toros game (click here).

Those photos have been added to the bottom of the Toros page here:

Bay Area Toros