After being kicked out of their ballpark and seeing the league they play in fold, one would think this off-season couldn’t get any worse for the Fort Worth Cats. They’d be wrong.
According to WFFA, former Fort Worth Cats owner Carl Bell was sued by a businessman named Mike Wagner earlier this week. For many years, Extreme Pyrotechnics, the company Wagner owns, was in charge of putting on fireworks shows at LaGrave Field following Fort Worth Cats games. Unfortunately, Wagner has yet to receive payments from the 2010 and 2011 seasons — Bell’s final two years as the Cats’ owner.
According to the lawsuit, Wagner never received payments for nearly $60,000-worth of fireworks shows — $57,527.79 to be precise.
This news only adds to the list of obstacles the Fort Worth Cats have faced this off-season. The club was kicked out of LaGrave Field last November and United League Baseball ceased operations this past January. With the club without a ballpark to play in as well as a league to compete in, the chances of the Fort Worth Cats playing this upcoming season seem extremely slim.
Anton Joe is an Independent League Baseball Writer for Baseball Essential. You can follow him on Twitter @AntonJoe_BBE.