: Target creature doesn't untap during its controller's next untap step.
10/4/2004 Does not prevent a creature from untapping at other times. It just stops the “normal” untap during the untap step.
10/1/2009 You may target any creature with this ability. It doesn’t have to be tapped.
10/1/2009 If the targeted creature is untapped at the time its controller’s next untap step begins, this ability has no effect. It won’t apply at some later time when the targeted creature is tapped.
10/1/2009 Barl’s Cage doesn’t track the creature’s controller. If the affected creature changes controllers before its old controller’s next untap step, this ability will prevent it from being untapped during its new controller’s next untap step.