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:
Just added a 2009 article about Joel Hartman, of the Bay Area Toros, making the 2009 CBL All-Star roster. The article includes some of his background in the CBL.
The article was added to the Toros’ page here:
We found an archive of the old Tarrant County Blue Thunder website which has player statistics for the 2007 season:
Found an article which lists the All-Stars in the history of the Alexandria Aces, including the 2009 CBL All-Stars. That link was added to the Aces page here:
Nick Shay won the 2008 CBL home run derby in McKinney, Texas in July 2008. Nick represented the Corpus Christi Beach Dawgs.
A video of his round in the Derby is now added to the page for that event 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:
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:
Just added dozens of new photos from the 2008 McKinney Blue Thunder team. They include players, announcers, mascot and even fans with players.
Here is the link to the McKinney Blue Thunder page: