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    The Fort Worth Cats, currently playing in the independent North American League, played their final game of the regular season tonight. The Cats have fallen on difficult times of late, losing their membership in the more established American Association because of credit issues. They've had a change of ownership since then, but over this past winter, there was a lot of uncertainty over whether the Cats would even field a team this year. I went to tonight's game, and I was sad to see such a low turnout. Since nothing is certain, I wanted to get a few shots of the ballpark before this season ended.

    The current LaGrave Field opened in 2002 and is one of the few ballparks that features four dugouts. During excavation of the site of the original LaGrave Field (1926-1965), the original dugouts were found and preserved as "dugout suites" for LaGrave's reincarnation, which can be rented for a game.

    LaGrave1.jpg

    LaGrave does offer a nice view of downtown Fort Worth.LaGrave3.jpg

    Here's a couple of views of the sparse crowd.LaGrave4.jpg

    LaGrave6.jpg

    At least the scoreboard operator is well-fed.LaGrave7.jpg
    Last edited by Danielh41; 09-03-2012, 08:42 PM. Reason: grammar
    Rockies fan living in Texas

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    Great pics mate! Sad to see the state of independent baseball nowadays...

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    • #3
      Here's a nighttime shot:

      LaGrave8.jpg

      Fort Worth Cats baseball has a long history. For most of the early part of the 20th century, the Cats were a farm team for the Brooklyn Dodgers...LaGrave9.jpg
      Rockies fan living in Texas

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      • #4
        This looks like a very nice park to see a game in. Thanks for the addition!

        Originally posted by Capital City Goofball View Post
        Great pics mate! Sad to see the state of independent baseball nowadays...
        Yeah, I agree. Surprising to see so few people. I think, in some ways, independent ball can be even more interesting than pro ball. For one, the parks tend to be more intimate.
        Put it in the books.

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        • #5
          I saw this article in our local paper today, and it reminded me of this post from 2012...

          http://www.star-telegram.com/news/lo...140685063.html

          Makes me sad.
          Last edited by Danielh41; 03-26-2017, 05:53 AM.
          Rockies fan living in Texas

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Danielh41 View Post
            I saw this article in our local paper today, and it reminded me of this post from 2012...

            http://www.star-telegram.com/news/lo...140685063.html

            Makes me sad.
            Shame. But the park lives on, in the thread you've created.

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