The defunct Continental Baseball League’s Big Bend (Alpine, TX) Cowboys will apparently not be part of the burgeoning Pecos League. This is unfortunate, as the CBL Cowboys have the only non-amateurish branding in the Continental or the new Pecos. The franchise will be replaced by the non-profit Alpine 06 Cowboys, which are named after the regionally infamous Kokernot 06 Ranch.
The Cowboys reportedly ran into financial trouble, which isn’t surprising. Despite having “The Best Little Ballpark in Texas” in Kokernot Field, you simply can’t place a professional team in a community of under 7,000 people and expect to survive without subsidy or charity.