We added several new pieces of information to the Desert Valley Mountain Lions’ page on the site, including Lions who made the 2010 CBL All-Star Game roster, the complete roster, images and news about the team which was posted on the team website during the 2010 season. See all of the updates on the team page here: http://www.cblproball.com/teams/desert-valley-mountain-lions/
Robbie Tolan played for the Bay Area Toros and made national news after being shot outside his home in Texas in December 2008. He recently wrote a book, and a video and link to the Amazon page for the book are now on the Toros’ page here:
Just added an article about Tony Rogowski, former McKinney Blue Thunder and Bay Area Toros player, being hired as a strength and conditioning coach for the Washington Nationals organization. The link to that article has been added to the McKinney page here:
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:
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: