Thanks to former Texarkana Gunslingers player Brendan Rubenstein for sending us his photos of the front and back of most of the 2008 team’s baseball card set. Those images are now on the Memorabilia 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 added several random articles about the 2009 and 2010 Big Bend Cowboys. Some include fan reviews of the stadium, a brief bio on the team’s last manager – Ryan Stevens, review of the logo and uniform when they were made public and more.
All have been added to the Big Bend Cowboys page here: