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Border Cats Return with New Ownership

Bryan Graham, vice-president of the Thunder Bay Border Cats (Summer Collegiate, Northwoods League), on Wednesday said the team’s new ownership group, a 22-member consortium, has signed an agreement with the league to return for a 17th season.  Read more here.

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Will Locals Save BorderCats?

A week ago, Northwoods League (Summer Collegiate) Chairman and Co-Founder Dick Radatz, Jr. blasted the past and current ownership of the Thunder Bay BorderCats as a “malady of incompetency.”  Below is more of what Radatz had to say:

“Very frankly, we’ve had incompetent ownership up there for quite some time, and they have not run the franchise properly.  It’s severely under-performed, and it’s a shame that the people of Canada had to experience this incompetency, truthfully.”

The franchise has clearly been an embarrassment for the powerhouse circuit for years, as it’s attendance has continued to languish at or near the bottom despite operating in a market with a population of over 100,000.  A group of local investors is scrambling to raise funds to save the franchise before the league-decreed deadline and upcoming October league meetings in Madison (WI).  Read more here.

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U-18 Baseball World Cup Begins Friday in Thunder Bay

Thunder Bay’s Port Arthur Stadium, home of the Thunder Bay Border Cats (Summer Collegiate, Northwoods League), is one of the host sites of the 2017 Under-18 Baseball World Cup, which will see national teams from 12 countries compete for the title of world champion.  The tournament runs from Sept. 1-10, with games also happening at Baseball Central.  Read more here.

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Border Cats Announce Five-Year Lease Agreement for Port Arthur Stadium

Thunder Bay Border Cats Logo 1PRESS RELEASE – The Thunder Bay Border Cats are proud to announce the signing of a five year lease for use of the Port Arthur Stadium. This new lease will ensure that the summer collegiate level baseball team will continue to operate within the City of Thunder Bay for the next five seasons. Continue reading

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Thunder Bay Border Cats Sold

Thunder Bay Border Cats Logo 1PRESS RELEASE – The Northwoods League, Inc.’s Board of Directors has unanimously approved the sale of the Thunder Bay Affiliate to Superior Baseball Club, Inc., a Florida Corporation. Continue reading

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Tbaytel Secures Naming Rights for Port Arthur Stadium

Thunder Bay Border Cats Logo 1PRESS RELEASE – The Thunder Bay Border Cats organization is proud to announce that Tbaytel has obtained the exclusive field naming rights for Port Arthur Stadium. Starting with the 2014 baseball season, all home games will now be played at the newly named Tbaytel Park. Continue reading

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