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Index of Past Articles
Meet the fan who tried to literally steal second base at Astros-Mets game - New York Post
Alvarez makes Astros history, but is he an MVP candidate? - FanSided
On deck: Astros at Yankees - Houston Chronicle
Yankees-Astros could be preview for October playoff battle - New York Post
Siri posts, deletes profane tweet day after admiring HR, calling it 'error' - Associated Press
Watch 6-year-old Oliver try to 'steal' second base at Astros game - Houston Chronicle
Urquidy stymies red-hot Mets in statement win - Astros.com
Meyers' rehab window set to end - Astros.com
Why next 8 games are big for Astros - Astros.com
Alvarez muscling way into MVP discussion - Astros.com
Alvarez belts two homers as Astros finish sweep of Mets - Associated Press
Gonzalez has found a home with the Yankees - Houston Chronicle
Yordan Mashes Mets In Sweep
- Astros Daily
Chisox Edged Amid Rash Of Injuries
- Astros Daily
Astros face 9-game gauntlet against Mets, Yankees - Houston Chronicle
Matijevic's first home run and the 'best Father's Day ever' - Houston Chronicle
White Sox fans are upset about this weak Astros home run - FanSided
Astros relievers had terrible coffee in the bullpen. So Maton fixed it. - Houston Chronicle
Alvarez day-to-day due to hand injury - ESPN
Berryhill extends on-base streak to 50 - Astros.com
Alvarez (hand) day to day - Astros.com
Matijevic's 1st HR nets unforgettable Father's Day for lucky fan - Astros.com
Correa still hears the boos from Astros sign-stealing scandal - Minneapolis Star-Tribune
Yordan is having a historic month. You’ll never guess which Astro had a better one. - SportsMap
On deck: White Sox at Astros - Houston Chronicle
White Sox face hot Astros with significant momentum - Field Level Media
Whitley, former top Astros pitching prospect, begins rehab assignment - Houston Chronicle
How to watch White Sox-Astros free on Apple TV+ - Astros.com
How to watch Friday night's Astros-White Sox game on Apple TV+ - Houston Chronicle
Bregman’s coolest award recognized on baseball site - Houston Chronicle
Astros pitching goes immaculate twice in same game - Call to the Pen
Astros hurlers make history with two immaculate innings - Associated Press
Amid scrutiny, Maldonado shows his true value to team - Houston Chronicle
Here’s why Astros can (and must) do the thing they’ve never done during the Crane era - SportsMap
Astros make MLB history with pair of immaculate innings - New York Post
‘Not fun.’ Houston Astros remind upstart Arlington Rangers how much more they must improve - Fort Worth Star-Telegram
New dad Stanek brings new perspective to mound - Astros.com
Houston makes history with 2 immaculate innings in same game - Astros.com
How safe is Astros' big lead in AL West? Here's what history tells us. - Houston Chronicle
Garcia, Maton throw immaculate innings in same game - Houston Chronicle
Garcia, Maton Make History
- Astros Daily
Astros claim Thomas off waivers from Angels - Houston Chronicle
Rangers and Astros meet, winner takes 3-game series - Associated Press
Astros, Garcia look for series win over Rangers - Field Level Media
Keeping the faith leads to arguable 'victory of the year' - Houston Chronicle
Tucker’s late homer helps Astros edge Rangers - Field Level Media
Astros turn tables on Rangers - Sports Illustrated
Neris' suspension reduced to three games - Associated Press
Gonzalez drives in nine for Tourists - Astros.com
Astros' 4-run 8th ignites 'victory of the year' - Astros.com
Pena (thumb) placed on IL - Astros.com
New dad Stanek brings new perspective to mound - Astros.com
Pena placed on injured list with hurt thumb - Houston Chronicle
4 important steps to improve Astros 2022 trajectory - SportsMap
Why now's the time for Astros to make lineup changes - SportsMap
Maldonado made a ridiculous tip-drill foul-tip catch and MLB fans were in awe - USA Today
Rangers get 3rd win in row, 5-3 over AL West-leading Astros - Associated Press
Astros week: Offensive struggles and bright spots - Houston Press
Alvarez is carrying Houston's offense - Houston Chronicle
Rangers rally again in final at-bat to beat Astros - Field Level Media
Astros drop series opener to Rangers as bullpen falters - Houston Chronicle
Astros’ baserunning leaves much to be desired - Houston Chronicle
How Astros star slugger single-handedly beat MLB media into submission - SportsMap
Maldonado shows off cat-like reflexes with diving catch - Astros.com
Newly extended Yordan continues torching baseballs - Astros.com
Bregman won fantasy football league that led to Pham slap - Houston Chronicle
Wilbon: White Sox are 'afraid' of Astros - Houston Chronicle
It's actually OK to root for Alvarez - Deadspin
Astros take on Rangers after ending losing streak - Field Level Media
Rangers play the Astros in first of 3-game series - Associated Press
Hot bats support Verlander as Astros avoid sweep vs. Marlins - Houston Chronicle
Odorizzi resumes fielding practice - Astros.com
Astros' bats power up to back Verlander - Astros.com
Verlander strikes out 12 as Astros top Mariners - Associated Press
Astros Avoid Sweep To Marlins
- Astros Daily
Astros Slip To Mariners Again
- Astros Daily
'We need to see more' from Urquidy - Houston Chronicle
Gilbert pitches Mariners to series win over Astros - Field Level Media
Urquidy struggles as Astros fall to Mariners - Houston Chronicle
When will McCullers return to Astros rotation this season? - DraftKings
Baker gets brutally honest on Maddon, Girardi firings - ClutchPoints
Astros look to get Urquidy 'back to being the pitcher he was' - Astros.com
What this big-money deal says about Astros - Astros.com
Valdez homers twice after Triple-A promotion - Astros.com
Stanek treats dads to shopping spree for Father's Day - Houston Chronicle
Angels fire Maddon two months after he said his team was 'very close' to Astros - Houston Chronicle
Verlander strikes out 12 as Astros top Mariners - Associated Press
Pena on Rookie of the Year competitor Rodriguez: 'That's my man' - Houston Chronicle
How Astros' top 7 hitters are performing at home as Mariners head out to Houston - Sports Illustrated
Astros already running away with a familiar feat In 2022 - Yard Barker
Yordan provides fireworks with 3-hit show - Astros.com
Astros sign Yordan to 6-year, $115M extension - Astros.com
Pena locked in a tight ROY race - Houston Chronicle
2017 WS championship banner missing from outside MMP - Houston Chronicle
Alvarez Sizzles, Gains Contract Extension
- Astros Daily
Astros Sweep A's In Dramatic Fashion
- Astros Daily
Struggling Royals hoping to change their tune against Astros - Field Level Media
Brown is ready, but Astros don’t need him yet - Houston Chronicle
Astros looking good as they pass the 50-game mark - KPRC-TV
Altuve remains among most hated MLB players - Houston Press
How Verlander got his slider back - Houston Chronicle
Astros’ late rally stuns A’s, completes series sweep - Houston Chronicle
Alvarez’s three-run double in ninth powers Astros past A’s - Field Level Media
Tucker returns, but in different lineup spot - Houston Chronicle
Meyers, Jones to rehab at Triple-A - Astros.com
How Houston developed plethora of elite arms - Astros.com
Clutch Yordan propels Astros' rally, sweep - Astros.com
Verlander nears another no-hitter, Astros rally past A's - Associated Press
White Sox at Astros June 19 Game Flexed to Sunday Night Baseball - On Tap Sports Net
Astros announce minor league Players of the Month - Astros.com
Tucker day to day with foot injury - Astros.com
McCormick makes most of opportunity vs. A's - Astros.com
McCormick homers late to lift Astros over A's - Associated Press
Just wait until Astros’ slumbering bats get going - Houston Chronicle
Buy or sell: Verlander for AL Cy Young? - Sports Grid
JV is human, Framber's complete game - Houston Press
Alvarez hits 2 long homers to lead Astros past A’s 5-1 - Associated Press
Astros' win is a tale of the tape measure as Alvarez's blasts support Valdez's gem - Houston Chronicle
Valdez's 'inspired' season continues with complete game - Houston Chronicle
Tucker day to day with foot injury - Astros.com
'Bulldog' Valdez twirls 2-hit complete game - Astros.com
Mount Yordan? Slugger bashes 913 ft. of HRs - Astros.com
10 things we learned about Ken Caminiti in new book - Houston Chronicle
Astros Gain Ground While Playing Poorly
- Astros Daily
On deck: Astros at Mariners - Houston Chronicle
Mariners host the Astros to open 3-game series - Associated Press
Mariners, Astros find themselves in familiar positions - Field Level Media
Astros’ bullpen becomes quite the strength - Houston Chronicle
10 things we learned about former Astros star Ken Caminiti in new book - Houston Chronicle
Astros Take Series From Guardians
- Astros Daily
Takeaways from series win over Guardians - Houston Chronicle
Texas school shooting hits 'close to home' for ex-Astros pitcher Brooks Raley - Associated Press
Gurriel helps Astros beat Guardians 2-1 to win series - Associated Press
Guardians come up short, drop series in Houston - Sports Illustrated
Dufon carrying torch for Honduras - Astros.com
Javier thriving with elite fastball-slider combo - Astros.com
Ranking the 10 best rookie seasons in Houston Astros franchise history - Houston Chronicle
Astros and Guardians meet in series rubber match - Associated Press
How Valdez overcame losing a battle, kept his focus - Houston Chronicle
Astros' offense racks up timely hits, looks like old self in win over Guardians - Houston Chronicle
Astros not must-see TV? ESPN’s slight borders on comical - Houston Chronicle
Valdez shakes off 12-pitch AB in 6th straight quality start - Astros.com
Bregman's slump: What the advanced numbers tell us - Houston Chronicle
‘Facing Nolan,’ new film on Nolan Ryan, hits theaters Tuesday for one night only - Houston Chronicle
On deck: Guardians at Astros - Houston Chronicle
Astros start 3-game series with the Guardians - Associated Press
A small step forward for Bregman in series finale vs. Rangers - Houston Chronicle
Astros cool off Rangers in series finale - Sports Illustrated
Here are the Power Rankings at quarter mark - Astros.com
Urquidy (10 K's) extends Astros' streak of stellar pitching - Astros.com
Ranking new Astros commercials featuring Jose Altuve, Alex Bregman, Lance McCullers and Jeremy Pena - Houston Chronicle
Altuve, Urquidy lead Astros to 5-2 win over Rangers - Associated Press
Pitching Dominates Rangers
- Astros Daily
Astros fall to Rangers, waste Javier's bounceback performance - Houston Chronicle
Pence returns to MMP - Houston Chronicle
Dubon cherishes first start for Astros at MMP - Houston Chronicle
Odorizzi plays catch on flat ground - Astros.com
Javier bounces back, cements rotation spot - Astros.com
Rangers spent big money to compete with Astros. It's not working. - Houston Chronicle
Bullpens are rested as Astros, Arlington continue series - Field Level Media
Astros continue home dominance against Arlington with 5-1 win - Associated Press
Altuve leads Astros against Arlington after 4-hit game - ESPN
Maldonado picks up momentum with clutch hit - Houston Chronicle
Seldom used this season, Pressly yearns for work - Houston Chronicle
Astros put end to Arlington's winning streak - Yard Barker
Astros maintain home mastery of Arlington - Field Level Media
Astros topple Arlington in series opener - Houston Chronicle
Valdez picks up weary Astros, beats Arlington - Astros.com
Astros continue home dominance against Arlington with win - Associated Press
On deck: Arlington Rangers at Astros - Houston Chronicle
Otto ready for hometown start vs. Astros - Field Level Media
Takeaways from series loss to Red Sox - Houston Chronicle
The Astros might have replaced Correa with a superstar - Yahoo Sports
Pivetta goes the distance as Red Sox beat Astros - Field Level Media
Flat all-around performance dooms Astros in loss to Red Sox - Houston Chronicle
Odorizzi gets 'best case' scenario on injury - Houston Chronicle
Bregman sits out of lineup in series finale vs. Red Sox - Houston Chronicle
Astros head home after a wild week of ups and downs - Astros.com
Red Sox, Pivetta shut down Astros with two-hitter - Associated Press
Highs And Lows In Beantown
- Astros Daily
Here’s why the Astros are planets apart from the Red Sox this year - Boston Herald
Pena’s ‘awesome moment’ in Fenway debut - Houston Chronicle
Astros trot off with win over Sox by blasting five homers off Eovaldi - Boston Globe
Astros tie MLB home run record in blowout of the Red Sox - Associated Press
Fan catches two Astros home runs in same inning - Sports Illustrated
Record-tying, five-homer inning sends Astros past Red Sox - Field Level Media
Astros launch five home runs off Eovaldi - CBS Sports
Beltran on broadcasting, his future and Cashman’s Astros comments - New York Post
Pena among MLB's hottest rookies - Astros.com
Odorizzi placed on 15-day IL - Astros.com
Astros tee off at Fenway - Astros.com
What Jake Odorizzi injury means for Astros pitching rotation - Houston Chronicle
Odorizzi carted off with injury - Houston Chronicle
Astros’ new vocal leader is not who any of us expected it to be - SportsMap
Pena signs Green Monster, but doesn't start series opener vs. Red Sox - Houston Chronicle
Astros give Verlander extra day of rest, stay with 6-man rotation - Houston Chronicle
The Astros just got even better - FanSided
Why Dubon wasn't surprised by trade from Giants to Astros - NBC Sports
Pena providing spark to Astros - Forbes
Shoe finally drops with Niko Goodrum and Astros - Call to the Pen
On deck: Astros at Red Sox - Houston Chronicle
MLB power rankings: Astros' 11-game winning streak gets Houston into top three - USA Today
Verlander is unburdened, unsatisfied and as sharp as ever - Washington Post
Astros, Red Sox meet in rematch of last year’s ALCS - Field Level Media
Odorizzi carted off field with apparent leg injury - Astros.com
Gurriel stays hot, Verlander solid, Astros blank Nats 8-0 - Houston Chronicle
Mattress Mack makes huge Astros bet, doubles promotion - Houston Chronicle
Astros' Streak Snapped; Starts New One
- Astros Daily
10 In A Row! Astros Return To First
- Astros Daily
8-0 run, JV's near no-no - Houston Press
As Astros continue to thrive, Crane has advice for other cheaters: 'I'd keep my mouth shut' - USA Today
In vintage form, Verlander takes no-no into the 8th - Astros.com
Correa thanks Espada, connects with Pena - Astros.com
Astros-Twins suspended; to be resumed Thursday - Astros.com
Correa on Pena: 'I know talent when I see it' - Houston Chronicle
Crane on Yankees’ Cashman: ‘What are you talking about?’ - Houston Chronicle
Verlander loses no-hitter in 8th, Astros beat Twins - Associated Press
On deck: Astros at Twins - Houston Chronicle
Twins take on the Astros on home winning streak - Associated Press
Grand slam by Diaz lifts Astros in series sweep of Tigers - Associated Press
How this rumor out of Detroit raises major questions about Houston Astros' next manager - SportsMap
Drama alert: all the intriguing backstories, stakes entering Astros-Twins matchup - SportsMap
How the Astros pulled off a 7-0 homestand - Astros.com
Astros moms throw out first pitch to their sons before Mother's Day game - Houston Chronicle
Correa's availability for Astros series still in question - Houston Chronicle
Houston Sweeps Tigers, Homestand
- Astros Daily
Almost A Shutout Sweep
- Astros Daily
Blue Jays Take Series From Astros
- Astros Daily
Tucker, Alvarez Strike Rangers
- Astros Daily
Outfielders strike the right notes on productive night - Houston Chronicle
Javier sharp in win over Rangers - Field Level Media
Javier, Tucker lead Astros past Arlington Rangers - Houston Chronicle
34-year-old from Houston dies in golf cart accident at Houston Astros owner's golf course - KTRK-TV
Matijevic gets to share first big-league stint with family - Houston Chronicle
Astros still uncertain when Pressly will return - Houston Chronicle
Astros lengthen rotation - Astros.com
Updates on Altuve, Pressly - Astros.com
Pitch, hit, defend. Astros do it all in win - Astros.com
Tucker's bases-loaded double pushes Astros past Rangers - Associated Press
Comparing Yankees’ cheating to Red Sox and Astros is juvenile behavior - Yanks Go Yard
Is Pena already better than Correa? - FanSided
Tucker homers, Odorizzi pitches Astros past Rangers 5-1 - Associated Press
Arlington Rangers fall to Astros - Last Word on Baseball
How Jake Odorizzi attacked his way to a bounce-back win - Houston Chronicle
Lumber slumbers as Arlington Rangers lose 5-1 to Houston Astros - Lone Star Ball
Astros designate Baez for assignment - MLB Trade Rumors
McCullers: Perception of Astros unlikely to change in wake of Yankees letter - Houston Chronicle
Brantley gets day off amid concerns over Rangers' playing surface - Houston Chronicle
Yankees aren’t in same cheating category as Astros, Red Sox - NJ.com
Astros aren't MLB's biggest villains, despite Rob Manfred's unequal justice - Houston Chronicle
Injuries & Roster Moves: Baez designated - Astros.com
Odorizzi bounces back: 'Just a matter of time' - Astros.com
Tucker homers, Odorizzi pitches Astros past Arlington Rangers - Houston Chronicle
ow the Astros' penalties for sign stealing compare with Red Sox and Yankees - Houston Chronicle
Yankees stole signs in 2015-16 and were fined $100,000 in 2017, MLB letter confirms - Houston Chronicle
Yankees used replay room to steal signs in 2015-2016, MLB letter confirms - Houston Chronicle
Give Dallas Keuchel another Cy Young for way he dominated cheating 2015 Yankees - Houston Chronicle
Another slow start for Astros? It's the new normal under Baker - Houston Chronicle
Astros temporary solution could be permanent - Call to the Pen
After years of cutting scouts, Astros pivot to hiring them - Baseball America
Improving Rangers chase another win over slumping Astros - Field Level Media
Rangers face the Astros leading series 1-0 - Associated Press
Flailing offense puts pressure on bullpen - Houston Chronicle
Late-game rallies send Rangers past Astros - Field Level Media
Valdez adjusts on the fly to get back on track - Astros.com
Straw to Yankees fans: ‘Hit me motherf-----!’ - Houston Chronicle
On deck: Astros at Arlington Rangers - Houston Chronicle
Takeaways from series against Blue Jays - Houston Chronicle
3 glaring roster holes keeping the Astros from WS contention - FanSided
Rookie blasts tape-measure HR in extras - Astros.com
Pena blasts walk-off homer to lift Astros past Blue Jays - Associated Press
Pena Snaps Losing Skid; Avoids Sweep
- Astros Daily
4 Astros that must step up in Altuve's absence - SportsMap
Why are Astros fans eager to see what’s in the Yankee Letter? - KIAH-TV
Are the Yankees about to become MLB’s new Astros? - FanSided
Astros’ offense aims to get going vs. Blue Jays - Field Level Media
Astros open 3-game series with Blue Jays - Associated Press
On deck: Blue Jays at Astros - Houston Chronicle
What a 6-man rotation for Astros might look like - Houston Chronicle
Why Astros’ World Series hopes ride on Verlander - SportsNaut
Godfather moment now sets the stage for a “New York” finale - SportsMap
Mysterious Yankees Letter from MLB to be released soon - Houston Chronicle
Using advanced stats to get to root of the Astros' offensive woes - Houston Chronicle
Astros Decline Continues
- Astros Daily
Time to panic on Astros? Let’s wait to bring the heat. - Houston Chronicle
As Springer returns, a look at memorable Astros homecomings - Houston Chronicle
Odorizzi’s start has been ‘atrocious’ but he'll stay in rotation - Houston Chronicle
Odorizzi reels as Ohtani deals in Angels' shutout of Astros - Houston Chronicle
First call-up to Astros leaves Matijevic ‘in shock’ - Houston Chronicle
Astros put Altuve on injured list, call up Matijevic from Sugar Land - Houston Chronicle
Heartwarming first pitch to Bregman - Astros.com
'Not enough strikes' for Odorizzi in short outing - Astros.com
Ohtani dominates Astros; Odorizzi continues to struggle - Associated Press
Correa to Houston: ‘I will always love you’ - Houston Chronicle
Valdez, Astros stumble through loss to Angels - Houston Chronicle
Five-run fifth inning carries Angels past Astros - Field Level Media
McCullers attempts to be patient with rehab - Houston Chronicle
Alvarez returns from IL, hits 2 HRs on his bobblehead night - Astros.com
Injuries & Roster Moves: Altuve (hamstring) update - Astros.com
Valdez's roller-coaster outings take a dip in shaky start - Astros.com
Altuve on leg injury: Hopefully 'it's not anything crazy' - Houston Chronicle
How will Astros replace Altuve as he misses games with leg injury? - Houston Chronicle
Altuve will miss at least a couple games with hamstring strain - Houston Chronicle
Why Astros’ ceremonial first pitch was extra special for Bregman - Houston Chronicle
Angels broadcasters get duped by fake Gerrit Cole story during Astros game - Houston Chronicle
On deck: Angels at Astros - Houston Chronicle
Offense remains absent in Astros' loss to Mariners - Houston Chronicle
10 current and former MLB players who stood up for Astros over sign-stealing scandal - Houston Chronicle
Taking stock of Astros' 5-4 trip to open '22 - Astros.com
Gonzales, Mariners shut down Astros in a rout - Associated Press
Why I Don't Buy Nike Products - Astros Daily
Weak Hitting Continues In Seattle
- Astros Daily
Astros place Pressly on injured list with right knee inflammation - Houston Chronicle
Tucker's slow start - Houston Chronicle
Offense falls flat in Astros' blowout loss to Mariners - Houston Chronicle
Astros place Alvarez on injured list - Houston Chronicle
Odorizzi, Maldonado pleased with PitchCom - Astros.com
Gonzales, Mariners shut down Astros in a rout - Associated Press
Astros' gamble on Pena paying off - CBS Sports
Astros baseball is back. Here's what's new at MMP in 2022. - Houston Chronicle
Podcast: Early Astros impressions - Houston Chronicle
On deck: Astros at Mariners - Houston Chronicle
Mariners welcome Astros for home opener - Field Level Media
Mariners host the Astros in first of 3-game series - Associated Press
Berkman leading HBU into town - KIII-TV
Pitching a firm foundation for Astros' early success - Astros.com
Astros' five best giveways for fans in season's first two months, ranked - Houston Chronicle
Center field becomes early debate for Astros - Houston Chronicle
MMP will be home to MLB's first Amazon Just Walk Out store - Houston something
Pressly getting results, albeit with velocity down - Houston Chronicle
MLB fans are loving Astros losing on a walk-off error to Diamondbacks - Who?
'A tough one to lose': Astros can't find timely hits, fall to Diamondbacks - Houston Chronicle
AL West rival says Astros were not only team cheating - Larry Brown Sports
Alvarez out again with illness - Houston Chronicle
Texas youth umpire sent to hospital after being attacked by coach - Houston Chronicle
Beer helps D-Backs rally past Houston in extra innings - Associated Press
Beer Run
- Astros Daily
Abreu showing a promising bullpen arm for Astros - Houston Chronicle
Astros go for sweep of short series with struggling Diamondbacks - Field Level Media
Embrace the Siri experience, it's here to stay - Houston Chronicle
Astros slip by Diamondbacks in the ninth - Field Level Media
Astros strike late to top Diamondbacks in series opener - Houston Chronicle
Martin, part of Greinke deal, looks to carve niche with Diamondbacks - Houston Chronicle
Astros catch Strom on the other side - Houston Chronicle
McCullers plays catch - Houston Chronicle
Alvarez misses opener vs. Diamondbacks with illness - Houston Chronicle
Risk it for the biscuit: Siri's big gamble pays off - Astros.com
Ryan documentary ‘Facing Nolan’ coming to Houston for one night - Houston Chronicle
Brantley's clutch hit in ninth lifts Astros over D-Backs - Associated Press
Mattress Mack offering 5,000 free tickets to Astros' home opener - Houston Chronicle
On deck: Astros at Diamondbacks - Houston Chronicle
Early returns for Astros’ bullpen encouraging - Houston Chronicle
Already in stride, Astros set to face Diamondbacks - WGN Radio
Astros launch space-themed City Connect unis - Astros.com
Bregman named AL Player of the Week - Astros.com
Angels manager Joe Maddon thinks his team and Astros are 'very close' - Houston Chronicle
Souza says more than half the league was cheating - Houston Chronicle
Astros outright Tyler Ivey - MLB Trade Rumors
Angels embrace a defiant mood despite continued struggles against Astros - Los Angeles Times
Astros remind AL West they're team to beat - Houston Chronicle
Bregman, Pena carry Astros past Angels in series finale - Houston Chronicle
Bregman helps Astros dispatch Angels - Field Level Media
Why Tucker remains in the sixth spot - Houston Chronicle
Astros continue managing workload for regulars - Houston Chronicle
3 takeaways from Astros' 1st series win of '22 - Astros.com
Bregman delivers big hit, Astros take 3 of 4 from Angels - Associated Press
Astros Take Series From Halos; Arizona Next
- Astros Daily
Astros unveil new Space City-themed uniforms - Houston Chronicle
Syndergaard bests Verlander in returns, Halos top Astros 2-0 - Associated Press
Angels all in on young outfielders, battle Astros in finale - Field Level Media
'He was great': A look inside Verlander's return after TJ surgery - Houston Chronicle
Verlander sharp in return but Astros have no offense in loss - Houston Chronicle
Syndergaard outpitches Verlander as Angels edge Astros - Field Level Media
Abreu brings the heat in season debut - Houston Chronicle
Baez makes shaky season debut for Astros - Houston Chronicle
'It was a good day': Verlander pleased with first start since '20 - Astros.com
Astros launch space-themed City Connect unis - Astros.com
Syndergaard bests Verlander, Astros in returns - Houston Chronicle
The details behind Astros' City Connect uniforms that salute Space City - Houston Chronicle
Vegas odds project a changing-of-the-guard for Astros - SportsMap
Pena's unforgettable night - Houston Chronicle
Siri captures Astros' early season energy - Houston Chronicle
Astros smash six homers on way to 13-6 victory over Angels - CBS Sports
Astros use 8-run inning to pound Angels, 13-6 - Field Level Media
Astros call up Perez with Gurriel on paternity list - Houston Chronicle
Gurriel, Diaz, Alvarez show support for Cuban major leaguers in WBC - Houston Chronicle
Tap Recap: Astros tee off in Anaheim - Astros.com
Pena's first homer interrupts parents' interview - Astros.com
Altuve's postgame hug tradition continues with rookie Pena replacing Correa - Houston Chronicle
Pena hits first home run as parents are interviewed - Houston Chronicle
Astros smash back-to-back homers off Houston villain Ryan Tepera - Houston Chronicle
Angels confident in young lefty Detmers as he faces Astros - Field Level Media
Astros play the Angels with 1-0 series lead - Associated Press
Ohtani strikes out nine, hitless at plate in loss to Astros - ESPN
Valdez steals Ohtani's thunder in opener win - Astros.com
Altuve's postgame hug tradition continues with rookie Pena replacing Correa - Houston Chronicle
Astros smash back-to-back homers off Tepera - Houston Chronicle
Valdez tops Ohtani, Astros beat Angels for Opening Day record - Houston Chronicle
How to watch Friday night's Astros-Angels game on Apple TV+ [blecch] - Houston Chronicle
Ken Hoffman on the Houston Astros chances and why Opening Day hits different - CultureMap
Astros finalize 2022 opening day roster - Houston Chronicle
Test your Houston Astros knowledge - Houston Chronicle
Why Friday's Astros game isn't on TV and how to watch it [hint, just listen to the radio, 790-AM] - Houston Chronicle
This former Classical High star might make you root for the Astros this season - Boston Globe
With lockout in rearview, it’s time to lock into Astros - Houston Chronicle
When will McCullers pitch this season? - DraftKings
2022 Astros season preview - Last Word on Sports [!]
Why we love Opening Day - Astros.com
Breaking down an Astros' bullpen in need of someone stepping up - Houston Chronicle
What exactly did the Astros lose, gain before Opening Day? - Houston Chronicle
Sorry, haters: Experts say the Astros will be really good again - Houston Chronicle
On deck: Astros at Angels - Houston Chronicle
Angels begin season at home against the Astros - Associated Press
The dream of an All-Texas MLB rivalry remains distant - Texas Monthly
Are Astros fans the cheapest in MLB for buying team gear? - KIAH-TV
Painter helps prep roof at MMP for Astros Opening Day - KHOU-TV
5 exciting Astros notes to keep track of during the 2022 MLB season - SportsMap
AL West preview: Mariners and Angels are (maybe) coming for the Astros' crown - FiveThirtyEight
The Astros are back. Here's what's new and where to eat at MMP. - Eater Houston
Tucker, Alvarez seize 2022 spotlight for Astros - Houston Chronicle
Here's where Astros Top 30 prospects are starting '22 - Astros.com
This 2022 Astros hype video will get you ready for the season - SportsMap
Roommates Dusty, Darren Baker shared an unforgettable month – in different uniforms - USA Today
Pressly agrees to extension with Astros (source) - Astros.com
Opening Day FAQ: Astros vs. Angels - Astros.com
Correa's Twins debut postponed because of snow - Houston Chronicle
El Tiempo opening location inside MMP - Houston Chronicle
Valdez, Ohtani To Open Season Thursday
- Astros Daily
Astros set preliminary Minor League rosters - Astros.com
Lockout experience fuels Baker's unorthodox approach - Associated Press
Astros still the team to beat in drastically improved AL West - Martinez Tribune
Videos finally drop of Beltran discussing Astros, sign-stealing - SportsMap
Astros radio broadcasts available for in-market streaming on the iHeart app - SportsTalk 790
What is PitchCom and how MLB will use it to stop sign-stealing - Houston Chronicle
2022 Astros World Series, win total, pennant and division odds - USA Today
Verlander becomes Tommy John case study - Houston Chronicle
Verlander happy to get through spring training healthy - Associated Press
Beltran admits Astros’ 2017 World Series win is tainted - New York Post
Beltran on sign-stealing with Astros: 'No one stopped it' - Houston Chronicle
Astros' bullpen nearly complete as opening day approaches - Houston Chronicle
Astros' position player group set for opening day - Houston Chronicle
Gurriel serves as hero, inspiration for Astros’ multitude of Cuban prospects - Houston Chronicle
How influential is Michael Brantley to the Astros? - Houston Chronicle
Altuve enters '22 already in Astros' all-time trio - Astros.com
Predicting the Astros' Opening Day roster - Astros.com
Injuries & Moves: Bielak, Martinez optioned - Astros.com
Ready to take over at SS? Pena slugs 2 HRs - Astros.com
Healthy Verlander wraps up spring slate - Astros.com
Astros have what it takes to get back to World Series - Astros.com
Reddick fact-checks Olney on Astros’ cheating scandal - Houston Chronicle
Sale: 'I know for a fact' Astros weren't only team cheating - Houston Chronicle
Astros Win Streak Reaches Seven
- Astros Daily
Cashman blames World Series drought on cheating Astros - NJ.com
Blanco pushing for Astros bullpen spot with impressive spring - Houston Chronicle
Urquidy puts line drive behind him, turns in scoreless outing - Houston Chronicle
Astros option Josh James as bullpen picture starts to clear up - Houston Chronicle
2022 Astros are giving off familiar vibes - SportsMap
Verlander focusing on positive health signs - Astros.com
Castro close to return - Astros.com
Framber set as Astros' Opening Day starter - Astros.com
Ranking the 10 best Houston Astros pitchers of all time - Houston Chronicle
Yankees GM is still blaming 2017 Astros for his team's failures - Houston Chronicle
Javier will open season in Astros' bullpen - Houston Chronicle
Baker weighing options with Astros’ batting order - Houston Chronicle
Garcia sets sights on 2022 with solid spring debut - Houston Chronicle
Confident Garcia ready to step up again - Astros.com
Siri bringing improved approach into 2022 - Houston Chronicle
AL West futures odds and analysis: Astros repeat - SportsGrid
A teenage Carlos Correa 'hit bombs' all over Target Field, and it almost made him a Twin - Minneapolis Star-Tribune
Astros view Correa's replacement Peña as a star - Fox Sports
Injuries & Roster Moves: Whitley optioned - Astros.com
As Astros spring training winds down, three things to watch - Houston Chronicle
Sugar Land welcomes Space Cowboys with a new mural and branded fire truck - Houston Chronicle
Burning questions Astros must answer post-Correa - SportsMap
Predicting the Astros' Opening Day roster - Astros.com
Injuries & Roster Moves: Perez among four sent to Minor League camp - Astros.com
Castro's goal for potential final season: World Series title - Astros.com
Pena will be a good replacement for Correa - Sportskeeda
Astros continuing to work through pitching situation during shortened spring - Houston Chronicle
Here's how Astros, Correa saga could take an unexpected turn - SportsMap
Correa: Leaving the Astros didn’t sound that difficult after all - FanSided
No more pizza or soda for Gurriel -- just HRs - Astros.com
Tucker out to prove 2021 breakout was just the start - Astros.com
2017 Astros: Where are they now? - Houston Chronicle
Houston? Not a problem. Wainwright relishes repeated outings against Astros - St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Verlander aims to get sharper by Opening Day - ESPN.com
Click talks Astros' future, moving on from Correa - Astros.com
Two games, two smooth starts for Verlander - Astros.com
Leon takes veteran ace Wainwright deep - Astros.com
Correa's farewell message to Houston: 'Memories will live on forever' - Houston Chronicle
Astros Drub Cards; Arbitration Cases Settled
- Astros Daily
Correa clears the air about Astros' last-ditch effort to re-sign him - Sports Map
Correa reveals why he already loves the Twins - Clutch Points
How Gonzalez will maneuver new Yankees teammates if 2017 Astros come up - NJ.com
Odorizzi could be keystone in Astros' rotation - Astros.com
Dusty a draw for outfield candidate Brinson - Astros.com
Injuries & Roster Moves: All arb-eligible Astros signed - Astros.com
Crane releases statement praising Correa - Houston Chronicle
Correa barely mentioned time with Astros in his Twins press conference - Houston Chronicle
Why Correa switched to jersey No. 4 with Twins - Houston Chronicle
Even without Correa, gambling odds still favor the Astros - Houston Chronicle
Correa's contract with Twins is official: details of the deal that Astros didn't counter - Houston Chronicle
Astros: 4 bold predictions for the 2022 MLB season - Clutch Points
What is mysterious Yankees Letter from MLB that's being unsealed? - Houston Chronicle
Lee credits water polo for boosting his catching career - Houston Chronicle
With two more lefty relievers, Astros create camp competition - Houston Chronicle
Healthy and motivated, James raring to help Astros - Astros.com
Twins are posting photos of Carlos Correa in Minnesota gear, and it's making us sad - Houston Chronicle
Astros add another lefthanded option in bullpen - Houston Chronicle
Appeals court orders MLB's 2017 sign-stealing letter to Yankees unsealed - Houston Chronicle
Hoffman predicts the Astros' future after Correa's exit - CultureMap
Why Yankees signed Gonzalez even though he was on 2017 cheating Astros - NJ.com
Correa is one of baseball's best - Minneapolis Star Tribune
Astros using gradual approach to workload management for regulars - Houston Chronicle
Notes: Pressly, Paredes pitching updates - Astros.com
McCullers on staying in Houston: 'Bury me in the H' - Houston Chronicle
Correa is gone. It’s the Pena show for Astros. - Houston Chronicle
Yankees signing ex-Astros utilityman Gonzalez - New York Post
Astros never close to deal with Correa, 'did not budge from' original offer - MLB Trade Rumors
Astros should have paid Correa - Houston Chronicle
Astros say goodbye to Correa - Houston Chronicle
How Correa became latest Astros free agent to leave - Houston Chronicle
Altuve on Correa: 'We’re going to miss him' - Astros.com
Dusty exchanges lineup card with ... his son - Astros.com
Correa to Minnesota doesn't make sense - Houston Chronicle
Prized prospect to superstar: Carlos Correa's Astros timeline - Houston Chronicle
Correa, Twins agree to 3-year, $105.3 million deal with opt-outs - ESPN
Verlander sharp in first start since 2020, throws two hitless spring training innings - Associated Press
Altuve fell in love with the long ball. He has a new approach for 2022. - Houston Chronicle
Pettis back coaching third base for Astros - Houston Chronicle
Verlander (0 H, 2 K's) sharp in return from TJ - Astros.com
What's next for Astros after Correa's exit? - Astros.com
Correa leaves Astros for stunning deal with Twins - Houston Chronicle
Correa Chooses Twins; Astros Turn To Story
- Astros Daily
MLB insider weighs in on who can dethrone the Astros in the AL - SportsMap
When does the Astros season start? - Houston Chronicle
Julks' adjustments has prospect on track for big leagues - Astros.com
McCormick locked in CF battle: 'I want that starting role' - Astros.com
Verlander Begins Astros' Spring Season
- Astros Daily
Astros to begin Grapefruit League play with Verlander, minor leaguers in lineup - Houston Chronicle
Latest noise around Correa puts Astros lineup in focus - SportsMap
Q&A: Castro on role in lockout talks, players' 'distrust' of Manfred - Houston Chronicle
Goodrum agrees to $2.1 million, 1-year contract with Astros - Associated Press
As Greinke moves on, he fulfilled his part of Astros' blockbuster deal - Houston Chronicle
Astros continue spring training with postseason standards in place - WPBF-TV
With Correa in flux, Pena is favorite to be Astros shortstop - Houston Chronicle
SS Pena resolved to forge own path, 'play my game' - Astros.com
Greinke headed to Royals, back where it all started - Houston Chronicle
Historical league names to return in 2022 - MiLB.com
Odorizzi plants feet firmly in the present - Houston Chronicle
Correa to get new offer from Astros - AS USA
Correa talking with Astros about potential return - Larry Brown Sports
Astros sign free agent Niko Goodrum - Astros.com
Astros designate Solis for assignment - MLB Trade Rumors
Baker would 'rather not' play Tucker in center field - Houston Chronicle
Astros sign Rosscup to minors deal - MLB Trade Rumors
Astros' winning ways take root down on the farm - Astros.com
Everyone hates baseball's antitrust exemption, but what is it? - Houston Chronicle
Maldonado is having the best time with Astros Twitter - Houston Chronicle
Bregman ready to put two frustrating seasons behind him - Houston Chronicle
McCullers explains arm injury - Houston Chronicle
Astros hope to extend dominance by bringing back Correa - SportsMoney
Astros begin spring training with title hopes after MLB lockout - Houston Business Journal
3 reasons why the Astros must re-sign Correa - Clutch Points
How long can Correa wait for his dream deal in free agency? - Houston Chronicle
Meyers ahead of schedule on return from shoulder surgery - Houston Chronicle
McCullers addresses Astros fans’ concerns about his injury - Houston Chronicle
Baker always has perfect answer for Astros, even if it is ‘I don’t know’ - Houston Chronicle
How long can Correa wait for his dream deal in free agency? - Houston Chronicle
Correa lists $1.6M Houston home as Astros MLB star becomes free agent - New York Post
Astros make last-stand offer to correa amidst Cubs advances - Essentially Sports
Correa rumors: Here’s how Astros pulled him back in - FanSided
Astros making big push to re-sign Correa - Clutch Points
MLB announces revised Spring Training schedule; games to start March 17 - Astros.com
Injuries & Roster Moves: Meyers (shoulder) update - Astros.com
Year after TJ surgery, Whitley feels 'really, really good' - Astros.com
After two years away, Verlander feeling 'invigorated' in return to Astros - Astros.com
McCullers Jr. (flexor) will miss start of '22 - Astros.com
Can Bregman return to '19 form? 'Maybe a little bit better' - Astros.com
What Astros' pitching rotation looks like without injured McCullers - Houston Chronicle
Spring forward: What to know as MLB camps open Sunday - Associated Press
Correa staying with Astros? Encouraging reports point that direction. - Houston Chronicle
Understanding CBA 2022, Part I - Astros Daily
CBA Ratified, Camps Opening
- Astros Daily
MLB, MLBPA agree to new CBA; season to start April 7 - Astros.com
Everything you need to know about '22 season - Astros.com
5 questions facing Astros with new CBA - Astros.com
Baseball is back: Players, owners reach deal to end MLB lockout - Houston Chronicle
What teams are still in the running to sign Carlos Correa? - Houston Chronicle
Winners and losers of MLB CBA: Good news for young players - CBS Sports.com
MLB commissioner Rob Manfred, union chief Tony Clark hail new CBA as lockout ends - ESPN.com
Jim Crane Says The Astros Will Make Another Run At Carlos Correa - SportsTalk 790
More Games Cancelled As Lockout Continues
- Astros Daily
J.C. Correa, Carlos Correa’s younger sibling, is a legitimate Astros prospect - Houston Chronicle
Watch top Draft prospects in Shriners Children's College Classic - Astros.com
Astros Vault: Caminiti dazzles in debut - Astros.com
Astros in sight for Hunter Brown - Astros.com
Astros begin minor-league spring training - Houston Chronicle
The remarkable story of Robin Yount’s brother Larry - Astros.com
10 moments that defined Billy Wagner's career - Astros.com
Leon's dream within reach, but toolsy Cuban has work to do to join Astros - Astros.com
Four Major Leagues? - Astros Daily
Locked out: Astros lose series with Phillies, Yankees as work stoppage continues - Houston Press
The MLB lockout: 6 things to know after first games are canceled - Houston Chronicle
Joe Thon, son of former Astros fan favorite, to manage Class A affiliate - Houston Chronicle
Deadline passes without a CBA deal between MLB, MLBPA - mlb.com
A letter to baseball fans - mlb.com
Baseball owners think fans are dumb, don’t prove them right - Houston Chronicle
Astros-Space Cowboys game is off, but Sugar Land will start season on time - Houston Chronicle
MLB cancels first two series of regular season - Houston Chronicle
McCullers blasts baseball owners as lockout continues - Houston Chronicle
Baseball's 20 best available free agents as soon as lockout is over - Houston Chronicle
NO DEAL! Final Offers Refused; Games Cancelled
- Astros Daily
Space Cowboys announce 2022 coaching staff - cw39.com
Astros announce Woodpeckers coaching staff for 2022 season - milb.com
Astros announce 2022 minor league staff - Astros.com
Why the state of MLB is perceived quite differently by Astros fans - SportsMap
Houston Baptist head coach, Astros great Lance Berkman joins TexAgs Radio - TexAgs
Bregman breaks down his Top 5 favorite hitters in the league - SportsMap
MLB extends deadline to salvage opening day to Tuesday evening - Associated Press
How a grandmother's visit helped Astros prospect CJ Stubbs find himself - Houston Chronicle
Why the Astros audition some minor league prospects at different positions - Houston Chronicle
MLB's Opening Day is reportedly in 'serious jeopardy' - Sports Illustrated
Suggested trade with Astros would send former All-Star pitcher to Tigers - Detroit Sports Nation
How Astros ace jarring injury update puts season in perspective - SportsMap
Correa could turn back on Yankees for Astros in dramatic twist for fans - Essentially Sports
How might Astros replace Correa at shortstop? - Fox Sports
2 players Astros should sign after MLB lockout - Sportsnaut
Astros Vault: Kile K's 9 in club's 9th no-no - Astros.com
Spring Training games to begin no sooner than March 8 - Astros.com
How much money Astros stars could lose per day if baseball lockout continues - Houston Chronicle
MLB Rumors: Yankees have interest in Correa [duh!] - Pro Sports Extra
Bagwell on his MVP season - Astros.com
McCullers joins talks to save MLB season - Associated Press
This season we could be entering a whole new world for Astros, MLB - SportsMap
The best Mets trade with the Astros - Rising Apple
Berkman, Cruz enjoying coaching challenges - Astros.com
Correa's free agency bolstered by new teams being added to the pursuit - Houston Chronicle
Owners Threaten Regular Season Games
- Astros Daily
Explore Asheville's McCormick Field - MLB.com
McCullers unsure if he could be ready by Opening Day - Houston Chronicle
McCullers 'behind' in recovery from forearm injury - Houston Chronicle
Astroline continues tomorrow on SportsTalk 790 - Astros.com
How Astros somehow harvested success where MLB planted a crop of excuses, failure - SportsMap
Astros fans get disappointing news about Lance McCullers Jr. - SportsMap
Another day runs off clock in MLB talks to save opening day - Associated Press
Correa has Astros fans thinking reunion after recent photos with Houston teammates - FanSided
Astros Vault: Kile K's 9 in club's 9th no-no - Astros.com
McCullers unsure if he could be ready by Opening Day - Houston Chronicle
Here are the Top 5 hardest fastballs to hit according to Bregman - SportsMap
Correa's latest family addition could dent Yankees fans' hopes – Astros closing in? - Essentially Sports
Ranking the Astros’ stadiums - Overtime Heroics
Forgotten Astros: Evan Gattis - Overtime Heroics
10 moments that defined Jeff Bagwell's career - Astros.com
Astros get early look at Korey Lee, other prospects - Astros.com
Correa hanging out with teammates has Astros fans hopeful - Houston Chronicle
Correa's free agency decision looming during lockout - Fox Sports
Hatcher homers off future HOF in 18th - Astros.com
MLB Postpones Spring Games; Negotiations Resume
- Astros Daily
The Astros' 1986 Rotation of Ryan, Scott, Knepper, DeShaies - Front Row & Backstage
Where Astros, MLB stand as lockout threatens opening day - Houston Chronicle
Upton, Verlander find buyer for Los Angeles home in a month - Mansion Global
Here’s another instance of MLB putting the screws to Astros fans - SportsMap
Berkman begins task of turning HBU baseball team into a winner - Houston Chronicle
Start of Spring Training games delayed a week - Astros.com
Watch LIVE: Cal vs. Houston in MLB4 - Astros.com
Forgotten Astros: Randy Johnson - Overtime Heroics
Baker holds several notable MLB records - The Cold Wire
AL West Notes: Astros, Rangers, A’s - MLB Trade Rumors
Liberty Panthers welcome retired Astros baseball announcer to annual fundraising banquet - Bluebonnet News
Osuna appears back to form - Call to the Pen
Tucker quietly became one of the league’s premier sluggers - Beyond the Box Score
Alvarez may just be getting started - SportsMoney
MLB's Opening Day in jeopardy after spring training is officially delayed - Houston Chronicle
Bregman, wife Reagan expecting first child this summer - Houston Chronicle
Astros international signings key to recent success - Last Word on Sports
Newest Phillies catcher describes being “stuck” in Houston prior to trade - That Ball's Outta Here
The bad trade that brought the first DH in [Mets] history - Rising Apple
Correa spotted with Astros teammates at UFC 271 amidst MLB lockout - Essentially Sports
Stubbs may prove to be an ideal fit in Philadelphia - Phillies Nation
Astros Vault: Bagwell nabs MMP's first cycle - Astros.com
Correa at UFC 271 in Houston with Astros teammates - Houston Chronicle
Manfred makes Astros-Correa reunion even more unlikely - FanSided
Greinke cements place in history books - Call to the Pen
Labor Talks Resume Saturday
- Astros Daily
Manfred: 'No change' in spring training schedule as lockout talks continue - Houston Chronicle
Meet the Astros' new player development director - KHOU-TV
Goodrum brings new perspective to Astros in role as director of player development - Houston Chronicle
Will Gerrit Cole ever give the Yankees what he gave the Astros? Beat writers breakdown - NJ.com
These 2022 Astros projections should get your attention - SportsMap
Astros to host Winter Invitational at MMP this weekend - Astros.com
Goodrum ready for next step with Astros - Astros.com
Astros to don 60th anniversary patch during 2022 season - Astros.com
Astros adding 60th anniversary patch to caps, jerseys this season - Houston Chronicle
A look at the most talented minor league teams in Astros history - Houston Chronicle
Altuve keeps promise to Belong Kitchen worker — and brings Correa with him - Houston Chronicle
Astros adding 60th anniversary patch to caps, jerseys this season - Houston Chronicle
Altuve and Correa surprise employees at Belong Kitchen - Sunny 99.1
Timeline for Astros prospect Whitley's return to action - Fox San Antonio
Wagner: PED users don't belong on Hall of Fame ballot - Houston Chronicle
Altuve makes up for missed autograph opportunity - Yahoo News
'These 2 stars gave our kitchen memories of a lifetime': Astros surprise restaurant employees - KTRK-TV
Correa rumors: Where things stand as lockout lingers in February - FanSided
Wagner excited about HOF voting increase - Astros.com
Astros to don 60th anniversary patch during 2022 season - Astros.com
A look at the most talented minor league teams in Astros history - Houston Chronicle
Could Freeman Alter Correa's Market?
- Astros Daily
It’s time to retire J.R. Richard’s number - Call to the Pen
Chandler Rome discusses Astros offseason - SportsTalk 790
Former Greeneville Astro's manager to skipper WhistlePigs in 2022 - Bluefield (WV) Daily Telegraph
How keeping Astros championship window open could come down to this - SportsMap
Puhl on joining Astros' HOF - Astros.com
LA reliever buries Astros organization - Sports Illustrated
The unexpected Chiefs-Astros analogy that just makes sense when you hear it - SportsMap
Beltran-YES union could make for perfect mea culpa opportunity - New York Post
Former Astros star names Gurriel, Bregman in 'best hitter' prediction for MLB 2022 season - Essentially Sports
Sugar Land Space Cowboys: Rating the Astros Triple-A affiliate rebrand - Baseball America
Everlasting glove: The Alex Bregman he won't let you see - Behind the Astros Dugout
Astros formally roll out Sugar Land Space Cowboys - Ballpark Digest
Here's what those Sugar Land Space Cowboys jerseys look like - Houston Chronicle
Do Astros fans even want to pay Carlos Correa what he wants? - FanSided
Astros to play exhibition games vs. Triple-A affiliate Space Cowboys - Houston Chronicle
Astros still locked out: How long will it go on? - Houston Press
Beltran joins Yankees’ YES Network as analyst - Houston Chronicle
Melville’s Puhl announced as a 2022 inductee into Houston Astros Hall of Fame - GX94 Radio
Astros had a master architect in Tal Smith - Houston Chronicle
Wagner gains HOF steam; Clemens denied - Astros.com
Smith, Puhl named to Astros' Hall of FAame - Astros.com
People will come: Astros forge 'new path' with Triple-A makeover - Astros.com
Here's what those Sugar Land Space Cowboys jerseys look like - Houston Chronicle
Puhl, Smith elected into the Astros' Hall of Fame - Houston Chronicle
No Progress Yet On Lockout Talks
- Astros Daily
Goldstein on the latest surrounding the CBA and David Ortiz getting into the Hall of Fame. - ESPN
Do you believe the HOF voters will keep Altuve & others Astros out? - SportsTalk 790
2022 Fantasy Baseball: Houston Astros team outlook - Sports Illustrated
Where will free agent shortstop Carlos Correa sign? - ClutchPoints
How Alex Bregman helped change the life of this single mom of four - KHOU-TV
Astros sign-stealing scandal will likely hurt Carlos Beltran's 2023 Hall of Fame chances - Sporting News
Why Wagner belongs in Baseball's Hall of Fame eventually - Houston Chronicle
Wagner gains HOF steam; Clemens denied - Astros.com
Clemens falls short of Hall of Fame in final year on ballot - Houston Chronicle
Astros 2022 shortstop options - Last Word on Sports
Manfred and MLB are too smart to cancel games, right? - Houston Chronicle
3 free agents to make up for Carlos Correa’s production - FanSided
An Astros fan's guide to the 2021 Baseball Hall of Fame ballot - Houston Chronicle
Jose Cruz Sr. is in the hall of very good (and throws a great BP) - FanGraphs
Astros top prospects 2022: Shortstop Jeremy Pena could be Houston's replacement for Carlos Correa - CBS Sports
Correa's net worth - Wealthy Gorilla
Correa's brother begins training in new role for Houston Astros in MLB debut hopes - Essntially Sports
Astros all-time team - Last Word on Baseball
Berkman in 'hog heaven' as coach at HBU - Astros.com
Showtime's 'Billions' season premiere references Astros' cheating scandal - Houston Chronicle
Boras could help Astros retain Correa - FanSided
Could this mystery team be sneaky threat to Astros and Dodgers for Correa? - Dodgers Way
Snub of former Astro shows real world consequences for baseball’s bias - SportsMap
Beltrán could return to baseball via Yankees broadcasts - Sports Illustrated
Berkman in 'hog heaven' as coach at HBU - Astros.com
Scott Boras, Carlos Correa's new agent, complimentary of Astros - Houston Chronicle
Correa Switches Agents
- Astros Daily
10 questions with former Astros and Cardinals pitcher Chuckie Fick - Call to the Pen
Two Astros prospects ranked in Baseball America's top 100 - Houston Chronicle
Soler's World Series home run ball that landed outside MMP now up for auction - Houston Chronicle
New for 2022: Sugar Land Space Cowboys - Ballpark Digest
Correa agent change sign of misread market - Call to the Pen
Astros minor league affiliate blasts off with new spacey name - SportsMap
Astros Vault: Bagwell hits upper-deck HR - Astros.com
Astros set to unveil rebranding of Sugar Land franchise - Fort Bend Star
Skeeters to Space Cowboys? Here's what our readers would've named Astros' Sugar Land affiliate - Houston Chronicle
How the lockout could impact the Astros future at SS - SportsMap
From Skeeters to Space Cowboys: New name revealed for Astros' Sugar Land affiliate - Houston Chronicle
Astros star jumps in to help change Richmond woman's life forever - KRIV-TV
Correa’s latest switch all but confirms Astros exit - Clutch Points
Correa hires Scott Boras as his new agent - Houston Chronicle
Skeeters no more: Astros' Sugar Land affiliate to get new name - Houston Chronicle
Astros announce name change for the Sugar Land Skeeters - SportsTalk 790
Triple-A club set to become Space Cowboys - Astros.com
Why Carlos Correa signing with Scott Boras isn't necessarily bad news for Astros - Houston Chronicle
Space Cowboys? That's what you'll call Astros affiliate in Sugar Land. - Houston Chronicle
How each AL playoff team can address its most pressing needs - Sports Illustrated
Justin Verlander jokes about coordinating outfits with wife Kate Upton - New York Post
Astros insiders’ worries about Carlos Correa hints should open Dodgers’ door - Dodgers Way
After 14 seasons, Liriano hangs up spikes - Astros.com
Baker discusses black representation in baseball on MLB Network special - Houston Chronicle
Astros looking to corner market on Cuban players - Call to the Pen
Elite OF among 15 int'l prospects Astros add - Astros.com
Outfielders highlight Astros' international signing class - Houston Chronicle
Astros sign 15 international free agents - SportsTalk 790
Latest Carlos Correa rumors could have Astros rethinking their bid - SportsMap
The Billy Wagner only Hall of Fame ballot debuts - Call to the Pen
2022 Houston Astros top MLB prospects - Baseball America
Two of the Astros’ international signing interests are likely tied to other major league clubs. - Title Press
Alternatives To Correa
- Astros Daily
2021 roster review: Houston Astros - RotoGraphs
Former Astros pitcher adds to his Ike's Love & Sandwiches lineup - Fast Casual
A Carlos Correa contract that works for everyone - FanSided
Astros lineup prediction if they lose Carlos Correa - FanSided
Bregman sued by Texas resort over canceled wedding - Houston Chronicle
Here's why Carlos Correa could be dropping hints about his future in Houston - SportsMap
Astros hire Scott Powers from Dodgers as Assistant GM - Dodger Blue
Former Astros conditioning coach makes history as the first female manager in Minor League Baseball - KPRC-TV
What Rachel Balkovec said about the Astros in her introductory press conference - Houston Chronicle
Balkovec to be first full-time female manager in affiliated ball - Ballpark Digest
Cubs historical sleuthing: Rick Monday edition - Bleed Cubbie Blue
Do Dodgers fans actually want Carlos Correa if he’s a possibility? - Dodgers Way
Bregman helps make holiday special for Fort Bend woman - Fort Bend Star
Will Astros sign-stealers get into the Hall of Fame? - FanSided
Astros could come to regret Carlos Correa contract, but it’s worth it - FanSided
Cruz Jr. fulfilling longtime dream at Rice - Astros.com
Rachel Balkovec, who will be first female manager in affiliated baseball, has Astros roots - Houston Chronicle
Astros All-Time Top 10 Pitchers Lists - Astros Daily
Astros All-Time Top 10 Hitters Lists - Astros Daily
Astros Name 2022 Coaching Staff
- Astros Daily
Astros Name 2022 Coaching Staff
- Astros Daily
Astros reportedly pilfer front office member from LA org - Dodgers Nation
Bauer is out here still accusing Astros players of cheating - SportsTalk 790
Astros announce coaching staff - MLB Trade Rumors
Astros postpone FanFest, Caravan - Houston Chronicle
Click adds to Astros' to front office - Houston Chronicle
5 thrilling Astros New Year's resolutions to keep an eye on - SportsMap
Trailblazer Goodrum joins Astros' FO; staff set - Astros.com
In Memory Of Jim Corsi - Astros Daily
Correa, Bryant remained unsigned with baseball in lockout - CBS Sports
Correa puts private Astros memorabilia collection up for sale - Essentially Sports
Baseball's most unusual ballpark features - Astros.com
Correa heading to Cubs? Rosenthal pumps brakes on new rumors - Houston Chronicle
Houston sports in 2022: What to expect from Astros, Rockets Texans and more - Houston Chronicle
Variety misspells Astros as 'cheaters' in published TV ranking - Houston Chronicle
Who Wins In A 10-Year Contract?
- Astros Daily
Gurriel is not in the top 5 highest paid Astros - The Goa Spotlight
The Astros are still a problem for the White Sox - Southside Showdown
The rare trade Dodgers fans should be upset with Friedman for - Dodgers Way
Astros star to fulfill long-time promise worth $100,000 made to hometown - Essentially Sports
Five biggest Astros stories of 2021 - Houston Press
Astros will be able to survive Correa's potential departure - Verve Times
Index of Past Columns
Remembering Gene Elston
added // by Bob Hulsey
Bob says farewell to a baseball legend.

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Why I Don't Buy Nike Products
added 04/17/2022 by Bob Hulsey
The new Space City uniforms the Astros will play in this Monday look very appealing. But Bob won't be buying any.

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Understanding CBA 2022, Part I
added 03/13/2022 by Bob Hulsey
So what was all that fuss about? With the dust now settling, here's the framework left for Major League Baseball over the next five years.

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Four Major Leagues?
added 03/03/2022 by Bob Hulsey
The baseball landscape might look quite different today if a couple of things had happened 70-80 years ago.

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Politics, Labor Strife Often Cause MLB Expansion
added 12/09/2021 by Bob Hulsey
Here's a primer how labor disputes and political pressure have been the driving force behind baseball expansion which may soon happen again.

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Astros Settling Old Scores
added 10/25/2021 by Bob Hulsey
Longtime Astros fans recognize 2021 as the year of answering old issues.

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The 1961 NL Expansion Draft Redone
added 08/19/2021 by Bob Hulsey
Relive the beginning of the Colt .45s had Paul Richards been given a crystal ball to work with.

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The Wisdom Of Skipping Garcia's Turn
added 07/04/2021 by Bob Hulsey
Bypassing Luis Garcia's scheduled start would be the smart play for the next homestand.

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The Astros Are On A Mission
added 04/04/2021 by Hector Llorens
Hector explores the motivation behind the Astros' impressive start.

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Is The Astros' Playoff Run Over?
added 01/09/2021 by Hector Llorens
Welcome new columnist Hector Llorens, aka 'Astros Fan Since 1980' who shares his view on the ballclub's future.

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Baseball Returns: Will Anyone Care?
added 07/22/2020 by Bob Hulsey
Despite the odds, MLB appears ready to launch a munchkin-sized 2020 season. Will fans, largely kept out of the stands, bother to care?

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Hate Mail From Jeter Fans
added 02/06/2020 by Bob Hulsey
Childish Yankee fans can't handle that their god wasn't unanimously voted into the Hall of Fame.

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Apologize This!
added 01/30/2020 by Pat Hajovsky
Pat returns to vent about the fallout from the sign-stealing debacle.

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The Vexation Of Houston Sports Fans
added 01/14/2020 by Bob Hulsey
One Houston team wants to be the Patriots. Another Houston team already is.

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GUILTY! (now let's look for evidence)
added 11/18/2019 by Bob Hulsey
Declaring guilt without hard proof is all the rage on the East Coast.

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Three Innings Short Of A Perfect Season
added 11/06/2019 by Bob Hulsey
Houston's run through the regular season was magical. The postseason was nearly so.

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A Man For All Seasons
added 04/29/2019 by Darrell Pittman
The Houston baseball community lost a giant Saturday morning.

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The Forgotten Playoff
added 02/16/2019 by Bob Hulsey
The National League had some storied playoff series before 1969. Somehow, this wasn't one of them.

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Disgruntled Astros Fan Humbly Returns
added 10/05/2018 by Jared Bargas
There's always room for one more on the bandwagon.

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Can The Astros Repeat In 2018?
added 01/13/2018 by Bob Hulsey
The Astros are already better now than the team that dominated last year. Adding more at this point is overkill.

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Congrats, Astros
added 09/22/2017 by Bob Hulsey
Here's an overview of what the Astros accomplished and what lies ahead.

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Astros Needed Shot In The Arm
added 09/01/2017 by Bob Hulsey
Jim Crane and Jeff Luhnow did what they had to do - go out and get the last impact pitcher on the market.

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To Trade Or Not?
added 07/28/2017 by Bob Hulsey
Can Jeff Luhnow find a deadline deal and still respect himself in the morning?

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Houston Fans Cling To History, Doubts
added 07/01/2017 by Bob Hulsey
Anxiety closet? Houston sports fans have anxiety condos.

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Are the Astros really this good?
added 06/01/2017 by Greg Thurston
Could starting pitching be the weak link?

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Welcome to WOOston!
added 05/19/2017 by Bob Hulsey
The Astros have found a flair for expressing their newfound enthusiasm.

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Luhnow's Lefties Lead April Attack
added 04/25/2017 by Bob Hulsey
Jeff Luhnow needed lefty hitters for his lineup and, boy, have they delivered.

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Should Astros go with "closer by committee"?
added 04/13/2017 by Greg Thurston
Rough outings by Giles and Gregerson could have A.J. Hinch considering alternative measures

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Musgrove, Devenski Last Fruits Of Fire Sale
added 03/31/2017 by Bob Hulsey
Remember all those multiple player trades Jeff Luhnow made when he first arrived in Houston? Now the last players from those trades are blossoming before us.

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Few Spots Unclaimed On Astros Roster
added 02/11/2017 by Bob Hulsey
It will be a dark year for spring darkhorses in Astroland. This roster is largely set.

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Astros announce Spring Training non-roster invitees
added 01/13/2017 by Greg Thurston
Keuchel, Marisnick avoid Arbitration

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Quiet Bagwell Will Need Speech Writer
added 12/31/2016 by Bob Hulsey
Not one given much to oratory, Jeff Bagwell will soon have to start making speeches.

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Could Astros, Cards Swing Trade?
added 12/21/2016 by Bob Hulsey
Could two old foes bury the hatchet and help the Astros' quagmire at first base?

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Astros prepare for Rule 5 Draft
added 11/16/2016 by Greg Thurston
Which players might the Astros add to the 40-man roster in anticipation of the Rule 5 Draft?

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The 14 Most Intriguing Developments of the 2016 Astros season
added 11/05/2016 by Greg Thurston
A look back at the ups and downs endured by an exciting 2016 Astros club

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Busy Offseason Ahead For Astros
added 10/21/2016 by Greg Thurston
How will Jeff Luhnow go about upgrading the roster over the winter?

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Saying Goodbye to Tal's Hill
added 10/11/2016 by Greg Thurston
Why now? And what effect will the new configuration have on the team?

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No Playoffs. You Mad, Bro?
added 09/30/2016 by Greg Thurston
A message to Astros fans who are angry about missing the playoffs

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Gauntlet Over; Can Astros Salvage Playoff Spot?
added 09/15/2016 by Bob Hulsey
The worst is over, but do the Astros still have a chance in 2016?

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Are We Watching The 2017 Astros?
added 09/06/2016 by Bob Hulsey
The famed 2017 prediction is just a year away. Are the Astros solid enough to make it happen?

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Revisiting the Scott Feldman signing
added 08/11/2016 by Greg Thurston
Lone trade deadline deal closes the book on a sound business decision

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Astros Collapse Swift, Painful
added 08/08/2016 by Bob Hulsey
A 2-8 tailspin leaves the Astros looking up - again.

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Why The 2016 Astros Can't Win The Pennant
added 07/30/2016 by Bob Hulsey
This trade deadline exposes a plan for this year that simply didn't pan out.

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Astros bullpen approaching critical mass
added 07/07/2016 by Greg Thurston
Failure of starters to go deep into games could ultimately blow up playoff chances

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Astros' Bad Start Behind Them Now
added 07/02/2016 by Bob Hulsey
The Astros are on track for 87 wins and a wild card berth.

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How I spent my Spring Training vacation
added 03/29/2016 by Darrell Pittman
Darrell and Susan took a road trip to Kissimmee with some friends.

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Still plenty of candidates for last roster spots
added 03/24/2016 by Greg Thurston
1B and DH positions up for grabs

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Astros Needed To Subtract First
added 12/13/2015 by Bob Hulsey
Overstocked with major league-ready talent, GM Jeff Luhnow trimmed. Now, he's in position to start adding.

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Arms market heats up as Winter Meetings begin
added 12/06/2015 by Greg Thurston
Luhnow in Nashville looking for relief help

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Marwin Gonzalez: Unsung Hero
added 10/27/2015 by Greg Thurston
Why the Astros need Mr. Versatility

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Is Astros bullpen tired?
added 09/28/2015 by Greg Thurston
Why have Houston relievers struggled in September?

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Can Astros right the ship?
added 09/16/2015 by Greg Thurston
Now looking up at the Rangers in the standings, it's gut check time for ailing Astros

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Remembering Gene Elston
added 09/06/2015 by Bob Hulsey
Bob says farewell to a baseball legend.

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Astros' Hurlers Must Carry The Load
added 08/23/2015 by Bob Hulsey
In case you haven't noticed, one side of the Astro equation has been lethargic this month while the other side is keeping this club in first place.

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Looking Ahead To 2016
added 08/07/2015 by Bob Hulsey
Fans are enjoying the current season but, once it's over, how do the Astros shape up for next year?

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Astros first half report card
added 07/15/2015 by Greg Thurston
I rate the first half performance of the offense, starting pitchers, bullpen, defense, manager, and front office.

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Cardinals should be hit hard for Ground Control break-in
added 06/27/2015 by Greg Thurston
Commissioner Manfred needs to hand down heavy penalties to St. Louis franchise.

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Tough Stretch Will Test Astros' Mettle
added 06/25/2015 by Bob Hulsey
The Best Team Money Can Buy and the American League All-Stars pay the Astros a visit. How will they fare?

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Jeff Luhnow's Big Decision
added 06/07/2015 by Bob Hulsey
What does Luhnow do about that other burning issue in Fresno?

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Farewell To Astros' First Closer
added 05/28/2015 by Bob Hulsey
Too quietly, Fred Gladding passed away last week. Astros Daily remembers an accomplished and colorful pitcher.

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Those Confounding Astros
added 05/21/2015 by Bob Hulsey
How can a team this bad play this good?

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Springer could be headed to D.L.
added 05/06/2015 by Greg Thurston
Astros outfielder being tested for concussion

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The Road Not Taken
added 05/05/2015 by Pat Hajovsky
Should the Astros be trading for the 2015 pennant race?

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Winning Astros Bring Back Memories Of 1979
added 04/28/2015 by Bob Hulsey
While the Astros' current success may be fun, it's a feeling older fans have lived through before.

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How long can Houston stay in the race?
added 04/20/2015 by Greg Thurston
First place Astros take the show on the road.

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Should we be worried about the offense?
added 04/19/2015 by Greg Thurston
Are the slow starts by Gattis, Carter, and Springer reason for concern?

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Presenting Your 2015 Astros
added 04/05/2015 by Bob Hulsey
Are these the ones Houston fans have been waiting for? Eh, not yet.

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Should Jon Singleton start the season at AAA?
added 03/07/2015 by Greg Thurston
Astros have better options at 1B and DH

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Don't forget about Josh Fields
added 02/25/2015 by Greg Thurston
Josh Fields will be an important man in the Astros bullpen.

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Rotation Still Vital For Improvement
added 02/22/2015 by Bob Hulsey
Perhaps the quietest part of Houston's off-season might prove the most important.

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Astros coaches key to success?
added 02/08/2015 by Greg Thurston
How will the Astros new look coaching staff mesh with the roster?

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Don't Call Them Young
added 02/05/2015 by Bob Hulsey
The new-look Astros are an older group than you probably think.

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A Signing Too Far
added 01/22/2015 by Bob Hulsey
Jeff Luhnow was on a roll this off-season until he made the signing he didn't need to make.

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Retooled Bullpen Gives Luhnow Confidence
added 01/19/2015 by Greg Thurston
Things are looking up for the Astros. Will it mean a winning season?

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Will 2015 Turn The Tide?
added 01/01/2015 by Bob Hulsey
A new year brings hope as well as some old issues.

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Lowrie Signing Creates Infield Controversy
added 12/17/2014 by Greg Thurston
The free agent signing of Jed Lowrie may cause more roster shakeups.

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When Will The Agony End?
added 12/04/2014 by Aaron Bell
Guest columnist Aaron Bell finds the rebuilding wait excruciating and disagrees with the way the Astros have done it.

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Burning A Hole
added 11/30/2014 by Bob Hulsey
Jeff Luhnow is showing great restraint with that $20 million payroll increase.

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Astros Linked To Yankee Closer Robertson
added 11/25/2014 by Greg Thurston
Reports have the Astros pursuing the most expensive free agent closer on the market. Should they?

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It Makes Sense For Lowrie To Return
added 11/04/2014 by Bob Hulsey
Perhaps the best free agent addition the Astros could make is a face already familiar to Houston fans.

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Coaching Staff Taking Shape
added 10/26/2014 by Greg Thurston
Transitioning to a team with expectations, the Astros build a new crew of coaches.

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The Gamble
added 10/13/2014 by Mike Tauser
A perennial loser. An outrageous bet. Sound familiar? Farmstros blogger Mike Tauser spins a fictional tale that's close to home.

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Batting Champ Altuve Still Underrated
added 10/08/2014 by Greg Thurston
Defensively and offensively, the diminutive star is still not getting his due.

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Why A.J. Hinch?
added 10/02/2014 by Greg Thurston
New columnist Greg Thurston breaks down the Astros' managerial hiring.

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2017 Roster Far From Set
added 09/28/2014 by Bob Hulsey
Are the building blocks in place for a Worlds Championship team in 2017? Hardly.

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Despite Turmoil, Astros Achieving Goals
added 09/15/2014 by Bob Hulsey
The Astros seem to have climbed out of the basement this year but don't be so quick to credit the #process.

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Finding Luhnow's Manager
added 09/04/2014 by Scott Barzilla
Calmer now, Scott analyzes the Bo Porter firing.

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In Luhnow vs Porter, Only One Choice
added 09/01/2014 by Bob Hulsey
If either Jeff Luhnow or Bo Porter has to go, the result is obvious.

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Manfred Has Chance To Be Houston Hero
added 08/19/2014 by Bob Hulsey
Baseball's incoming commissioner can correct one of Bud Selig's biggest mistakes and save baseball in Houston.

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The Other Side Of Houston's 'Missteps'
added 08/07/2014 by Ben DuBose
A reader takes Bob to task about his most recent column.

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Are Astros Trying To Leave Houston?
added 08/03/2014 by Bob Hulsey
Perhaps there's a bigger plan behind the PR gaffes and television blunders.

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Appel Controversy Questionable One
added 07/29/2014 by Scott Barzilla
Scott feels that when the byline (or tweet) carries the name of Chronicle reporter Jose de Jesus Ortiz, consider the source.

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Aiken Not All To 2014 Draft
added 07/24/2014 by Scott Barzilla
Before the final analysis is done, this year may not be thought of as the Brady Aiken draft in Houston.

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Camelot Is Crumbling
added 07/10/2014 by Scott Barzilla
Scott finds flaws in the facade of perfection exuded by our front office.

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Five Things Astros Have Done Right/Wrong
added 06/15/2014 by Bob Hulsey
The new ownership has certainly changed things in Astrotown. Here are their biggest hits and misses.

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Singleton Contract Proves Luhnow Holding Back Top Prospects
added 06/03/2014 by Bob Hulsey
Want to join the Astros? Easy! Sign a cheap deal.

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Are The Astros Worth Watching?
added 05/15/2014 by Bob Hulsey
With the NBA and NFL no longer locally in action, Houston fans must focus on the Astros if they dare and if they can.

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Prospects May Disappoint
added 05/08/2014 by Scott Barzilla
Seems obvious but Scott reminds us we've seen prospect droughts before.

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Could Crane Be The Next Donald Sterling?
added 05/01/2014 by Bob Hulsey
You bet he could. So says Bryant Gumbel.

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Springer Has Been Sprung
added 04/17/2014 by Bob Hulsey
The player all of Astrodom has waited for finally made it to the majors.

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First Steps Or False Hopes?
added 03/30/2014 by Bob Hulsey
Will the 2014 Astros begin the turnaround or give us more of the same?

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Astros Trusting In Older Arms
added 02/09/2014 by Bob Hulsey
Houston's pitching staff may leap from the league's youngest to among the league's oldest.

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At Least They Tried
added 01/30/2014 by Scott Barzilla
Scott questions the wisdom of claiming you were outbid on the last big free agent.

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Biggio Snub May Be Blessing
added 01/09/2014 by Bob Hulsey
Astro fans were disappointed again but it might turn out better this way.

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Derek Jeter, Steroid Cheater
added 01/01/2014 by Bob Hulsey
While accusations are being thrown around by Northeast sportswriters, Bob is dragging another name into the discussion.

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Yay! The Astros Are Spending Money!
added 12/18/2013 by Bob Hulsey
Welcome to the Houston version of the Home Shopping Channel.

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Caveat Emptor a Astros
added 12/01/2013 by Patrick Hajovsky
How valid is Jim Crane's lawsuit against Drayton McLane, Comcast and NBC Universal?

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Trade Castro? Are They Nuts?
added 11/14/2013 by Bob Hulsey
Ginning the rumor mill for the Hot Stove Season may have left the Astros with some 'splainin' to do.

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Who Killed The Dome?
added 11/07/2013 by Bob Hulsey
Yet another great loss for Houston is lamented.

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Astros Autopsy 2013
added 10/13/2013 by Bob Hulsey
Another year of bad baseball is behind us. So where do the Astros stand?

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Sometimes Bad Is Bad
added 09/27/2013 by Bob Hulsey
The 2013 Astros were indeed a surprise as Jeff Luhnow promised.

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What If Wade Had Stayed?
added 09/17/2013 by Bob Hulsey
What would a less drastically rebuilt Astros have looked like?

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Magazine Flap Another PR Blunder?
added 09/04/2013 by Scott Barzilla
Could the Astros have handled the Forbes story better?

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Suite'N Lo
added 09/01/2013 by Darrell Pittman
Darrell views an Astros game from the CSN Houston suite

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E - Forbes
added 08/31/2013 by Bob Hulsey
You didn't need to be Dikembe Mutombo to swat down a recent Forbes.com article about Astros profits.

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The Fanboy Problem
added 08/26/2013 by Scott Barzilla
Scott finds the logic behind keeping George Springer in the minors difficult to defend.

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Under The Radar Pitchers
added 08/04/2013 by Anton Joe
We all know pitching prospects like Mark Appel, Mike Foltynewicz and Asher Wojciechowski but there are some other hopefuls to keep an eye on.

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Will Dwightmare Be Dream For Astros Fans?
added 07/07/2013 by Bob Hulsey
The Rockets stepped up and did what the Astros haven't - brought a big-budget attraction to their tv lineup.

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Dissecting The Bullpen, Pt I
added 06/30/2013 by Scott Barzilla
Is Hector Ambriz all that bad? Is he all that good? Scott crunches some numbers for us.

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Bo Makes His Mark
added 06/26/2013 by Bob Hulsey
The Astros and their new manager have survived their first crisis.

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Four Special Astros
added 06/19/2013 by Bob Hulsey
Some players overcame long odds to reach Houston which makes them easy to root for.

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An Offense That's Truly Offensive
added 06/13/2013 by Bob Hulsey
Some terrific pitching is being squandered by horrific hitting. Should we care?

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MLB Are The Dopes
added 06/06/2013 by Scott Barzilla
Scott says the majors' approach to illegal drugs is completely backwards.

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Dominguez: Is The Question Answered?
added 06/02/2013 by Scott Barzilla
Have the Astros found their third baseman of the future? Yes, for now.

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Is Castro Our All-Star?
added 05/30/2013 by Scott Barzilla
Besides Jose Altuve, one other Astro has played well enough to get some All-Star consideration.

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Two Views To Altuve
added 05/23/2013 by Scott Barzilla
Should Jose Altuve be signed to a long-term contract? You'll find two different opinions that reach the same conclusion.

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The Crane Mutiny
added 05/20/2013 by Bob Hulsey
Could recent events be a turning point for the Astros and their fans?

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Whenever I Think Of George Postolos
added 05/15/2013 by Scott Barzilla
Scott recalls his face-to-face with the former Astros President and CEO when Jim Crane's sales bid was fresh.

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Astros Should Embrace NL Heritage
added 05/02/2013 by Bob Hulsey
Give Houston fans of National League baseball a chance to honor their past without leaving the state.

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Astros Can Stop The Whining
added 04/25/2013 by Bob Hulsey
We should expect a sweep this week in Boston and New York, at least on paper.

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Thank God We Don't Let Pitchers Hit
added 04/08/2013 by Bob Hulsey
Taking the pitchers out of the lineup hasn't made much difference so far for the Astros' offense.

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Selig Claims There Was No Choice
added 03/28/2013 by Bob Hulsey
Astros fans are hearing a common refrain whenever another wrong is done to them.

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Will Managerial Styles Win Games?
added 02/20/2013 by Bob Hulsey
There's nothing new under the sun, particularly when it comes to Astros managers.

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The Grand Compromise
added 02/14/2013 by Bob Hulsey
Before the American League and the Union force their will on National League fans, this idea might salvage some of their fun.

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The Astros' Smoldering Ember Sale
added 02/07/2013 by Bob Hulsey
The fire sale has ended and now Jeff Luhnow is clearing out what's left.

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Astros Will Need Prolonged Patience
added 01/28/2013 by Bob Hulsey
The patience to wait for future stars to reach the majors will not be enough.

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Reflections On The HOF Non-Election
added 01/14/2013 by Patrick Hajovsky
The BBWAA vote this year for the Hall of Fame reminds Patrick of another farce.

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A Failure In Judgment
added 01/10/2013 by Joey Milillo
Guest columnist Joey Milillo examines the credentials of Craig Biggio and wonders what the Hall of Fame voters were thinking.

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Bye 2012! We Won't Miss You!
added 12/31/2012 by Bob Hulsey
Join us as we review a year that took us over more than one cliff.

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Pena Signing Won't Ease Fans Pain
added 12/17/2012 by Bob Hulsey
The first Astros free agent addition of the winter won't hit a home run with Houston fans.

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You Have Four Players
added 11/26/2012 by Bob Hulsey
Are the Astros cheap or just exceedingly patient?

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Tony D Is Making His Case
added 09/18/2012 by Bob Hulsey
Perhaps the best managerial change is no change at all.

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Astros Full Of Potential, Not Wins
added 09/08/2012 by Bob Hulsey
When I read the optimism coming from the Astros' front office, I'm reminded of a quote.

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Who Have Astros Traded With Most?
added 09/03/2012 by Bob Hulsey
You might be surprised which team has done the most transactions with the Astros since their beginning.

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Colt .45s Look Down On AL Move
added 08/30/2012 by Glynn Ligon
Our guest columnist finds the league switch a hot topic in the hereafter.

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Astros Now For The Byrds
added 08/18/2012 by Bob Hulsey
To everything there is a season but this one is particularly tough to endure.

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Astros Enter Brave-less New World
added 08/06/2012 by Bob Hulsey
The end of traditional National League rivalries is beginning to hit home.

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Phillies Now Where Astros Have Been
added 08/02/2012 by Bob Hulsey
The current Phillies look vaguely familiar.

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Astros Demolition Completed
added 07/25/2012 by Bob Hulsey
With the trade of Wandy Rodriguez, the old Astros have been completely leveled. What did we get?

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Astros, Rockets Need Face
added 07/15/2012 by Bob Hulsey
The Rockets are desperately trying to land a star player. Should the Astros?

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Adios, El Caballo
added 07/06/2012 by Bob Hulsey
So much has been said about Carlos Lee but perhaps not this.

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Attendance Off From Last Year
added 06/29/2012 by Bob Hulsey
Fans aren't coming yet to watch this year's slightly-improved Astros. Why might that be?

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Astros Won't Find Respect In A.L.
added 06/18/2012 by Bob Hulsey
The weekend in Arlington sent a message. Did you miss it?

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How a Gimmick Ruined My Favorite Sport
added 06/12/2012 by Bob Hulsey
Bob laments the encroachment of the designated hitter.

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Genius At Work
added 06/08/2012 by Bob Hulsey
Jeff Luhnow's first draft may start a new era in Houston - and a new attitude.

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Sooner Or Later, This Pick Will Count
added 06/01/2012 by Bob Hulsey
Jeff Luhnow and his scouts have a big decision to make.

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Infield Carries The Offense
added 05/24/2012 by Bob Hulsey
An off-day brings another reassessment of the Astros season to date.

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Should The Astros Pursue Josh Hamilton?
added 05/20/2012 by Bob Hulsey
After cutting payroll to the bone, the Astros may be uniquely positioned to sign the Rangers star.

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Crane's One Year Grade: Passing
added 05/16/2012 by Patrick Hajovsky
A year has passed since the announcement that the Astros would be sold. How is Jim Crane doing?

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Is Chris Johnson All That Bad?
added 05/12/2012 by Bob Hulsey
The Astros' third sacker gets a bad reputation among netizens. Is it fair?

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Draft Day Musings
added 04/26/2012 by Bob Hulsey
A Texans draft plus a day off provides time to reflect.

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The 1966 World Champion Astros
added 04/18/2012 by Bob Hulsey
Computer simulation games can help fans weather bad real-life seasons.

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How Crane Can Be A Houston Hero
added 04/11/2012 by Bob Hulsey
The new Houston owner can turn a public relations nightmare into a public relations triumph.

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A Response To Jared
added 04/08/2012 by Dennis Condu
One Astros fan replies to last week's guest column.

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Leaving Astros Not So Easy
added 04/03/2012 by Jared Bargas
Guest columnist Jared Bargas is done rooting for the Astros but he still can't stop looking in.

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Spring Flings
added 03/26/2012 by Bob Hulsey
Some spring success leads to questions about the upcoming season.

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Trade Opens Roster Spots
added 03/21/2012 by Bob Hulsey
The deal with Kansas City clarifies some roster decisions for the Astros. Or does it?

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How They See the Game (Part 2)
added 03/18/2012 by Darrell Pittman
James Hays Quarles of the Houston Daily Post finishes his contemporary description of the 'fan experience' afforded by the 1896 Houston Buffaloes.

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One Fan Who Made A Difference
added 03/10/2012 by Bob Hulsey
One baseball fan teaches everyone a lesson.

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Myers Joins The Pen
added 03/04/2012 by Bob Hulsey
How much of a gamble is it for the Astros to take one of their top starting pitchers and switch them to the closer role?

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How They See the Game (Part 1)
added 02/19/2012 by Darrell Pittman
As Houston prepares to take in its final season of professional baseball, James Hays Quarles of The Houston Daily Post gives us a contemporary glimpse of one of its earliest: 1896.

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Guns Not Welcome At Minute Maid
added 02/14/2012 by Bob Hulsey
Something will be missing from the 50th anniversary festivities this season - sartorial accuracy.

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Rotation Rotation
added 02/07/2012 by Bob Hulsey
If the Astros want any credibility this year, they should keep their pitchers.

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Dear Jim, Please Kill The Astros
added 01/26/2012 by Bob Hulsey
Should the "Astros" die with their league affiliation?

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The Outfield Jumble
added 01/23/2012 by Bob Hulsey
Who'll be in the Astros outfield on Opening Day? Nobody for certain.

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Bagwell, Biggio and Life's Journey
added 01/16/2012 by Bob Hulsey
Since Bob's on the subject of the two former stars, there's something else he wants to say.

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Can Slide Rules Overcome Slugging?
added 01/09/2012 by Bob Hulsey
The new regime chooses brains over Braun.

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When Will Baggy Get The Hall Call?
added 01/04/2012 by Willie B. Lakey
Willie Lakey tries to make sense out of baseball writers and their eccentric Hall of Fame voting habits.

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Built To Lose
added 12/16/2011 by Bob Hulsey
Was it necessary to blow up the Astros this completely?

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How A Meaningless Game Mattered
added 12/12/2011 by Seth Bracken
Lost in a dreadful season was an important milestone for two Astros rookies.

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Longtime Fans Face Personal Choices
added 12/01/2011 by Bob Hulsey
How angry are you at recent events and what will be your response to it?

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Eulogy Of An Astros Fan
added 11/28/2011 by Dan Honig
Astros fan Dan Honig feels a particular pain from the news his beloved club is switching leagues.

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Blame McLane While You're Kicking Bud
added 11/21/2011 by Willie B. Lakey
Willie Lakey returns to add his view of the Astros' ownership change.

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Well Played, Nolan
added 11/17/2011 by Bob Hulsey
The Texas Rangers are now set to dominate the Astros for decades to come.

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A Moment Of Silence, Please
added 10/25/2011 by Bob Hulsey
To longtime fans, switching to the American League is like a death in the family.

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Where does this latest mess rate in baseball history?
added 10/25/2011 by
For Astros fans, the latest ownership mess rates right up there with the Black Sox and Steroid Era.

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The Colt .45s Were Stars, Too
added 10/03/2011 by Glynn Ligon
Glynn takes umbrage that the original .45s were left off the 50th Anniversary logo.

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Great New Logo, But...
added 09/23/2011 by Bob Hulsey
Celebrating 50 years now is rather bittersweet.

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Jim Crane's Wagon Queen Family Truckster
added 09/09/2011 by Bob Hulsey
Bud Selig is using the old bait-and-switch to sell Jim Crane a lemon.

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The Nucleus
added 08/21/2011 by Bob Hulsey
A lot of this decade's building blocks are now in place. The question is which ones will flourish and which ones will fade.

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The Houston Rays?
added 08/14/2011 by Bob Hulsey
It would be nice to bring Tampa Bay's GM to Houston but why stop there?

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Star Dumping
added 08/08/2011 by Bob Hulsey
If cutting payroll was the goal behind recent trades, the Astros didn't go far enough.

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The Psychology Of Losing
added 07/27/2011 by Dr. Bill McCurdy
Dr. McCurdy takes us step by step through the ritual of losing franchises.

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10 Reasons Not To Switch Leagues
added 07/18/2011 by Bob Hulsey
Excited about joining the Texas Rangers in the American League West? You shouldn't be.

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Are Trade Winds Blowing?
added 07/11/2011 by Bob Hulsey
Whether they are waiting for the sale to go through or not, the Astros must get busy to overhaul baseball's worst team.

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Meet Your 2014 Houston Astros
added 07/05/2011 by Bob Hulsey
Ignore the potholes. Look off into the future if you want to see where the Astros are headed.

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Dividing Baseball
added 06/18/2011 by Bob Hulsey
If the Astros are switching leagues, they should exact a price to do so.

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Is Ed Wade Unlucky?
added 06/14/2011 by Bob Hulsey
How much Astros angst is bad luck and how much is bad management?

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Crane Needs To Win Back Fans
added 06/06/2011 by Bob Hulsey
Lack of enthusiasm in Houston for the Astros is worse than Bob anticipated,

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Time To Jet The Vets
added 05/29/2011 by Bob Hulsey
It's not the young players that are holding back the Astros.

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The Astros At 50
added 05/26/2011 by Patrick Hajovsky
Fifty Years? Not quite, but an off day gives Pat a chance to evaluate the current squad after fifty games.

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A TDIAH Review Of The McLane Era
added 05/21/2011 by Bob Hulsey
A long chapter in Astros history is soon coming to a close. Here's a thumbnail review of Drayton McLane's tenure as Astros owner.

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A Bill Of Particulars
added 05/17/2011 by Patrick Hajovsky
Pat has a list of grievances for the new owner.

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Patience Will Be Needed
added 05/12/2011 by Bob Hulsey
Avoiding temptations will be a key to rebuilding the Astros.

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Assorted Notes
added 05/01/2011 by Bob Hulsey
What might be on the minds of Astros fans after the first month of the season?

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Houston, Hello!
added 04/18/2011 by Bob Hulsey
Bob talks about some recent life changes and expresses his thanks.

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Geographic Realignment
added 04/06/2011 by Patrick Hajovsky
Pat wants to take up Bud Selig's offer to realign the majors.

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2011 NL Central Preview
added 03/29/2011 by Patrick Hajovsky
Pat updates what has gone on in the division since last fall.

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Is This 1991 Redux?
added 03/24/2011 by Bob Hulsey
You may feel you're in a way-back machine as you watch this year's Astros.

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Spring Break
added 03/17/2011 by Bob Hulsey
A day off gives Bob a chance to look over the stat sheet and do some roster speculating.

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Eight Men In: Baseball Movie Managers
added 03/08/2011 by Dr. Bill McCurdy
Houston Buff lists his eight favorite movie baseball managers.

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The Catcher Curse
added 03/06/2011 by Bob Hulsey
Jason Castro's injury is one in a long line of disappointments that have befallen Astro backstops.

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Another Fien Mess...
added 02/28/2011 by Bob Hulsey
If you think Brett Wallace or Nelson Figueroa took the long way to get to Kissimmee, a few longshots have them beat.

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A Dream Job For Insomniacs
added 02/23/2011 by Bob Hulsey
MLB has a job opening. Want it?

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What's In A Batting Order?
added 02/21/2011 by Dr. Bill McCurdy
To everyone but Tony LaRussa, this is how a batting lineup is built.

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New Owners May Find Getting's Good
added 02/17/2011 by Bob Hulsey
Houston fans are ready to be swept off their feet by a new Astros owner.

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Why Baseball Is Great
added 02/09/2011 by Patrick Hajovsky
Pat describes what makes baseball great with an assist from Jackie Robinson.

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They Aren't Like Us, You Know
added 01/29/11 by Bob Hulsey
Do discussions about baseball salaries seem surreal in today's economy?

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2011 Schedule Breakdown
added 01/23 by Bob Hulsey
Here's a handy guide to get you through the season.

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A Crisis Of Credibility
added 01/13 by Bob Hulsey
Bob sees trouble on the horizon for the Baseball Hall Of Fame no matter which way the voters try to resolve the steroid issue.

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Steroid Sanctimony Bleeding On Bagwell
added 01/08 by Dr. Bill McCurdy
Houston Buff believes Jeff Bagwell has been caught in a Hall Of Fame tidal wave of hypocrisy.

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The Bradey Card
added 12/16 by Glynn Ligon
A Colt .45s collector goes the extra mile for one final baseball card. He invents it.

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Bagwell Right For Hall
added 12/02 by Patrick Hajovsky
Now that Jeff Bagwell is on the Hall of Fame ballot, Pat looks at his credentials.

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A First Goodbye To Drayton McLane
added 11/21 by Dr. Bill McCurdy
Houston Buff will be among those sad to see Drayton McLane leave the stage when he sells the Astros.

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The Prodigal Son Returns
added 11/09 by Scott Barzilla
I have returned from my hiatus to comment on the off-season.

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Another Bush Conspiracy
added 11/08 by Bob Hulsey
You may have suspected it for a long time. Now, there's more proof.

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Hats Off To Jimmy Wynn
added 10/18 by Dr. Bill McCurdy
With the release of a new book on Astros legend Jim Wynn, Dr. McCurdy explains why his tale matters.

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A Glorious End
added 10/04 by Dr. Bill McCurdy
Houston Buff takes in the last Astros game of the season and celebrates the day.

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Memo To Ed: Don't Spend This Winter
added 10/01 by Bob Hulsey
Bob hopes Ed Wade resists the temptation to be a big shopper this off-season.

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Can Astros Contend In 2011?
added 09/27 by Pat Hajovsky
Pat scopes out next season's Central Division race.

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Heading For Home
added 09/21 by Bob Hulsey
Many off-season decisions affecting the Astros will center around the desire to spend time at home.

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My Favorite Astros Game
added 09/16 by Michael G. Norris
Astros fan Michael Norris recounts one of his (and our) favorite games.

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End Of Season Farm Report
added 09/13 by Mike Tauser
Mike Tauser of Farmstros recaps the Astros' minor league seasons.

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Could Lance Come Back?
added 09/06 by Bob Hulsey
Could Brett Wallace's struggles open the door for the return of a familiar face?

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Are We Having Fun Yet?
added 08/30 by Bob Hulsey
August is a dreary time for non-contenders. Except the Astros.

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Astros Revisit Rookie Lineup
added 08/23 by Bob Hulsey
The Astros took a step into yesteryear when they put five rookies on the field to play the Marlins.

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Angel In The Infield
added 08/16 by Bob Hulsey
Just like in the movies, some help comes when you least expect it.

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Fandom
added 08/12 by Pat Hajovsky
A new era of Astros means fans must allow time for them to live up to their predecessors.

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Tidbits From History (Pt. 2)
added 08/09 by Gene Elston
Broadcasting legend Gene Elston provides more footnotes from baseball's past.

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July Farm Report
added 08/05 by Mike Tauser
Mike Tauser of Farmstros updates us on a farm system that saw a lot of player movement in July.

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Tidbits From History (Pt. 1)
added 08/02 by Gene Elston
Hall of Fame broadcaster Gene Elston offers footnotes from baseball's past.

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It's A Happ-y New Era
added 08/01 by Bob Hulsey
Don't mourn the loss of Roy Oswalt and Lance Berkman for long. A new era is beginning.

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The Imperfect Storm
added 07/28 by Darrell Pittman
Darrell weighs in on the Roy Oswalt fiasco

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The Trouble With Carlos
added 07/20 by Bob Hulsey
Carlos Lee's poor play might be just an off-year or it might not.

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It's Time To Retire Niekro's #36
added 07/16 by Dr. Bill McCurdy
Dr. McCurdy has another number he'd like to see hanging from the rafters of Minute Maid Park.

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Next Two Weeks Critical For Future
added 07/12 by Bob Hulsey
It's crunch time for Ed Wade and Drayton McLane.

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All-Star Farm Report
added 07/08 by Mike Tauser
Mike Tauser of Farmstros gives us an All-Star edition of his monthly farm report.

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Rating The Oswalt Trade Options
added 07/03 by Bob Hulsey
Here's a quick guide to assess the trade possibilities Ed Wade has with regard to Roy Oswalt.

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In His Best Year, He Lost 20 Games
added 06/30 by Bob Hulsey
Was his first year with the expansion Colt .45s Turk Farrell's best season or his worst?

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Castro Looks Like Real Thing
added 06/27 by Dr. Bill McCurdy
Dr. McCurdy is very impressed with the new catcher in town and hopes more are on their way.

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Is 2010 Re-run Of 1991?
added 06/23 by Pat Hajovsky
There are similarities between this season and the Astros' woeful 1991 campaign - which should bring optimism.

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Reconnecting with history
added 06/20 by Darrell Pittman
The Houston Sports Museum reopened today. Unfortunately, Darrell was there, and inflicts his thoughts on us.

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Forgotten Stories Of 2010
added 06/15 by Bob Hulsey
Some names you may remember from farm reports last year are doing well. Others are not.

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Off To The Bronx
added 06/11 by Will Bonn
Guest columnist Will Bonn previews this weekend's series against the Yankees.

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Winning Shouldn't Deter Rebuilding
added 06/08 by Bob Hulsey
Winning a homestand was nice but the Astros still must focus on their future.

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Astros' May Farm Report
added 06/04 by Mike Tauser
Mike Tauser of Farmstros updates the progress our prospects are making in the minor leagues.

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Getting over the ump
added 06/03 by Darrell Pittman
MLB umpiring has drawn scrutiny in recent days. Darrell takes a look at the issues involved.

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The Consistent Mr. Keppinger
added 05/31 by Bob Hulsey
While others falter, Jeff Keppinger continues to do what he's always done.

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The Trouble With Trading Oswalt
added 05/27 by Dr. Bill McCurdy
Dr. McCurdy looks at the dynamics of Roy Oswalt's recent trade request.

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Lima Time
added 05/23 by Darrell Pittman
I was wrong about him before... I miss him now.

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Retiring Astros' 3-4-5 As Easy As 1-2-3
added 05/20 by Pat Hajovsky
The middle of the order started the season poorly and still aren't intimidating anyone.

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Baseball and Immigration
added 05/15 by Bob Hulsey
Bud Selig refuses to be drawn into the Arizona immigration debate. For now.

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Thesaurus Wanted
added 05/09 by Bob Hulsey
Finding new expressions for "bad baseball" can be a challenge.

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April Farm Recap
added 05/05 by Mike Tauser
Farmstros' Mike Tauser fills us in on the progress of the Astros' minor league system.

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Astros announce surprise move
added 05/04 by Darrell Pittman
In Darrell's world, things are never what one would expect.

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Root For The Bad Guys?? C'mon!!
added 05/01 by Dr. Bill McCurdy
"Garbage in, garbage out," is Dr. McCurdy's reaction to a recent study which ranks fan hatred.

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Astros Winning With Pitching, Small Ball
added 04/26 by Bob Hulsey
How did the Astros turn it around when the heart of the order hit so poorly?

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Collecting Colt .45 Cards And Thoughts
added 04/22 by Glynn Ligon
Thought you knew everything there is to know about Houston Colt .45 baseball cards? Think again.

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It Happens Every Spring
added 04/19 by Bob Hulsey
Every spring, the maddening hunt to find early season Astros broadcasts in Central Texas continues.

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The Optimist's Guide To A Tough Season
added 04/15 by Pat Hajovsky
There's always a rainbow if you look hard enough; even when you start the season at 0-8.

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A View From The Crawfords
added 04/12 by Bob Hulsey
Bob's first visit to the Crawford Boxes leads to an assortment of thoughts, past and present.

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Predictions For Sale
added 04/02 by Bob Hulsey
Everybody makes predictions this time of year. Here are some guaranteed to be worth what you paid for them.

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Tough To Judge
added 03/29 by Bob Hulsey
When studying spring performances, all is not always what they seem.

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Brandon Backe's Bullpen
added 03/25 by Darrell Pittman
Nothing to see here... move along.

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Wading In Deep
added 03/22 by Bob Hulsey
Somebody has to jump in and bring some sanity back to the discussion of Ed Wade. It might as well be me.

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Stat Diving
added 03/18 by Pat Hajovsky
Pat looks at baseball statistics much differently than Scott Barzilla does.

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Grote: One Who Got Away
added 03/15 by Dr. Bill McCurdy
As the Astros witness another catching battle, Houston Buff recalls the franchise's first one and who benefited most from it.

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Who Shot J.R.?
added 03/10 by Bob Hulsey
Houston may have a new star catcher but it isn't who you are probably thinking.

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Vintage Baseball
added 03/06 by Darrell Pittman
You would think 1860s baseball would be idyllic

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Spring Is Budding
added 03/01 by Patrick Hajovsky
New columnist Patrick Hajovsky prepares for the new season by recalling some past ones.

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To DH Or Not To DH?
added 02/25 by Bob Hulsey
That is the question but, perhaps, there are more than two possible answers.

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Trencherman John
added 02/22 by Cot Deal
Cot Deal discusses a Houston prospect with a Ruthian appetite.

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Could Billy Wagner Make The Hall of Fame?
added 02/16 by Bob Hulsey
You could argue this either way and have a compelling argument.

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Signs Of The Times
added 02/12 by Bob Hulsey
Do signs around the ballpark annoy you? Get used to them.

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A Story Of A Story
added 02/08 by Cot Deal
Former coach Cot Deal discusses the injury to Dickie Thon and the story of someone who wanted to meet him.

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Why The Astros Have No Young Stars
added 02/05 by Bob Hulsey
There are reasons why a major leaguer in his teens or early 20s is as rare as ever.

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Where Do We Go From Here?
added 02/01 by Randy Aman
In Part II of his series, Randy Aman discusses the options the Astros have for upgrading the team.

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Cotton Tales
added 01/28 by Cot Deal
Former player and coach Cot Deal has more stories to tell from his long career in baseball.

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The Good, Bad and Ugly Of The Astros Winter
added 01/25 by Randy Aman
Randy Aman critiques what the Astros have done this off-season and how it compares to the big picture.

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The Astros Of 2010 And Beyond
added 01/21 by Dr. Bill McCurdy
Houston Buff weighs in on the Astros' present and future.

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More Stories From Cot Deal
added 01/18 by Cot Deal
Former Colts and Astros coach Cot Deal shares more nuggets from his five decades in baseball.

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Sins Of The Father
added 01/14 by Bob Hulsey
Is Koby Clemens paying a price for his father Roger's fall from grace?

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Getting The Lead Out
added 01/11 by Cot Deal
Former Astros coach Cot Deal tells about one his players from his days managing in the minors.

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What If Beltran Had Signed?
added 01/05 by Bob Hulsey
How would the last five seasons have changed if the Astros had been able to sign Carlos Beltran?

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The Year Of The Tiger
added 12/23 by Bob Hulsey
Sometimes hope in the Astros' coming season can be found in the strangest places.

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The Dreaded R Word
added 12/18 by Scott Barzilla
A conversation with Alyson Footer helped crystalize where this club's mentality is.

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Evaluating Baseball's Managers
added 12/16 by Bob Hulsey
In an upcoming book, an internet analyst turns his SABR focus from players to managers.

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The Magic Of The Home Run
added 12/07 by Gene Elston
Gene gives a quick history of the homer. Just don't call it a "long ball".

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The Houston Sports Museum Mystery
added 11/16 by Dr. Bill McCurdy
Dr. McCurdy gives us an update on the Houston Sports Museum once located inside Finger's Furniture.

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Blood From Turnips
added 11/10 by Bob Hulsey
Can you improve the Astros and cut their budget? That's Ed Wade's daunting challenge.

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New Manager A Blank Page
added 11/02 by Bob Hulsey
Even finding a cool nickname for Brad Mills will be a challenge.

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Who Is Brad Mills?
added 10/29 by Dr. Bill McCurdy
Bill McCurdy zeroes in on what may be the most important issue facing the Astros' new manager.

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Experience Or Youth?
added 10/25 by Bob Hulsey
Who wins the managerial derby may say something about the future direction of the ballclub.

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How We Got Here
added 10/13 by Bob Hulsey
In four short years, the Astros went from a World Series team to a club in disarray. See how it happened.

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Aaron Pointer - A Man For All Seasons
added 09/24 by Dr. Bill McCurdy
Being a Houston Colt .45 was just the beginning for this athletic career.

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I Come Not To Bury Cecil...
added 09/21 by Bob Hulsey
Dismissing Cecil Cooper had to happen, even if the timing is a bit curious.

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Astros Limp To Finish Line
added 09/18 by Bob Hulsey
The season can't end soon enough except to see who might stick for 2010.

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A night with SABR
added 09/15 by Scott Barzilla
Another plug for a great organization

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Those Miraculously Aging Dominicans
added 09/11 by Bob Hulsey
Once again, there's controversy about the correct age of a Dominican player.

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Union Reps Make Bad SABR Members
added 09/07 by Bob Hulsey
A questionable theory is used to try to explain our bad luck.

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What's Left To Root For
added 09/04 by Bob Hulsey
Need some reasons to still be interested in this year's Astros? Here's some.

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Astros Have Gone To The Dogs
added 09/01 by Bob Hulsey
Bob has some ideas on how the Astros can get out of the doghouse.

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Time for Change?
added 08/30 by Scott Barzilla
A sweep of the Astros has the local weather vane talking loco.

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Is It Time To Trade Oswalt?
added 08/28 by Bob Hulsey
Could trading their ace be the best thing the Astros could do?

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Astros All-Decade Team
added 08/24 by Bob Hulsey
The Astros have drummed to death the 10th Anniversary of Minute Maid Park but there's one aspect still to explore.

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Sampson Shows Right Attitude
added 08/19 by Bob Hulsey
Chris Sampson didn't get to the majors the usual way and it is the main reason he'll be coming back.

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Calculating The 2010 Payroll
added 08/18 by Bob Hulsey
Giving up on this year? Bob thinks 2010 will offer more of the same.

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The Kids Are Alright
added 08/14 by Bob Hulsey
With the season slipping away, the Astros should let their youngsters play.

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Not So Fast, Fans
added 08/10 by Bob Hulsey
The Astros need to make their run now if they want any chance of making the playoffs.

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Wade and Coop
added 08/08 by Bob Hulsey
One loves to build bullpens; the other loves to abuse them.

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Express To The Majors
added 08/05 by David Coleman
David tells us more on two recent addition to the Astros' roster and speculates on who else might join them.

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Injury Bug Forces Youth Movement
added 08/04 by Bob Hulsey
There may be a silver lining to the Astros' recent spate of injuries.

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Don't Blame Ed Wade
added 08/01 by Scott Barzilla
Scott asks fans to hold their criticism of Ed Wade before they know what the limitations were.

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Neither Hot Nor Cold
added 07/30 by Bob Hulsey
The Astros continue to be a difficult team to gauge.

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Wade Sits At Deadline
added 07/25 by Bob Hulsey
Hoping the Astros will deal this week? Check the bullpen.

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Astros Uniform Re-Design
added 07/20 by Jim Ransdell
A graphics designer takes a back-to-the-future approach in anticipating the Astros' next uniform style.

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Astros' Top Five All-Time Moves
added 07/18 by Bob Hulsey
What events had the best impact on the franchise? Bob ranks them.

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Mid-Season Questions
added 07/15 by Scott Barzilla
As usual, the Astros stand at the crossroads at the half-way point

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Pinch Me! We're Not Losers
added 07/13 by Bob Hulsey
Optimist or pessimist, the Astros provide fuel for both.

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Astros' Ho-Hum All-Star Legacy
added 07/11 by Bob Hulsey
If you're expecting to see Miguel Tejada or Hunter Pence play a major role at this year's All-Star Game, it would be against their history.

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First Half Studs And Duds
added 07/06 by Bob Hulsey
A consistently mediocre team, which players have tilted the balance for Houston in the first half.

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Lessons From MLB Network
added 07/04 by Bob Hulsey
Analysis and images from the new MLB channel bring out a variety of thoughts.

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Looking ahead to the all-star game
added 07/01 by Scott Barzilla
Despite their place in the standings, the Astros have no shortage of all-star candidates.

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Are Houston Fans MLB's Stupidest?
added 06/28 by Bob Hulsey
Do Astros fans lead the league in bonehead behavior?

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Rethinking The 2009 Astros
added 06/24 by Bob Hulsey
Is the Astros' glass this year half empty or half full?

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Politics, contracts and veteran bust hobble 'Stros
added 06/23 by Michael Point
Guest columnist, Michael Point, gives his take on the Astros from Round Rock.

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Dysfunctional Family Robinson
added 06/19 by Scott Barzilla
This isn't nearly the worst Astros team I've ever watched, but it might be the most frustrating.

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The Lexington Five
added 06/12 by Bob Hulsey
With a new draft class now selected, what should we make of the prospects drawing praise in A-ball?

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An Honest Businessman?
added 06/10 by Scott Barzilla
Barzilla offers a unique spin on a recent Chronicle news piece.

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An Ocean Of Frustration
added 06/05 by Bob Hulsey
If it isn't already obvious, Astros hitters this year are often their own worst enemies.

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To be or not to be
added 06/02 by Scott Barzilla
As we move closer to the third way mark, the same old questions keep rearing their ugly head

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Will Roy Be Leaving?
added 05/31 by Bob Hulsey
If a team like the White Sox or Phillies want to acquire Roy Oswalt, their best chance may be to include Jake Peavy in their trade discussions.

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An Unenviable Position
added 05/28 by Scott Barzilla
I find myself in one of the most uncomfortable places: agreeing with Richard Justice

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It's Been Awhile
added 05/27 by Scott Barzilla
Scott looks at all that has happened since the last time he published an AD column

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That Ball Is In Astro Orbit
added 05/25 by James Anderson
James reflects on when broadcasting legend Harry Kalas was a little-known Astros announcer. Included is some new audio not heard in over 40 years.

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Should This Series Be Cancelled?
added 05/22 by Bob Hulsey
Like a bad TV series or an American auto company, maybe it's time for the Lone Star Series to fold.

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Who Is An "Astro-Killer"?
added 05/15 by Bob Hulsey
Which guys wear the Astros out? Bob looks at "killers" past and present.

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The blind spot
added 05/13 by Scott Barzilla
The handling of Felipe Paulino demonstrates the Astros blind spot.

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Knuckleball Reflections
added 05/07 by Dr. Bill McCurdy
Houston Buff discusses the knuckleball and its two most successful practitioners - Joe and Phil Niekro.

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Moving Paulino to the pen is the wrong move
added 05/04 by Scott Barzilla
It's venting time.

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The Four Horses
added 05/03 by Bob Hulsey
Cecil Cooper says the wagon isn't moving. Bob looks into why.

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Important roster decisions
added 04/29 by Scott Barzilla
The Astros have an abundance of important roster decisions to make.

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Extended Spring Training
added 04/24 by Scott Barzilla
If you think of 2009 as a six month long spring season then you will be ahead of the game.

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The Astros' Coming Glut Of Pitchers
added 04/23 by Bob Hulsey
Ed Wade and Cecil Cooper have some tough choices approaching about their pitching staff.

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A Good day at the yard
added 04/20 by Scott Barzilla
SABR had its annual meeting at the Juicebox and it didn't disappoint.

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Rough Times In H-Town
added 04/16 by Daniel "Tex" Cohen
Dan Cohen sees positives and negatives in the Astros' sputtering start.

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What an off day
added 04/15 by Scott Barzilla
Ken Rosenthal creates some stir during the time off.

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One week down the tubes
added 04/13 by Scott Barzilla
It's a long season folks. Of course, that could mean anything.

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One With The Angels
added 04/09 by Bob Hulsey
Nick Adenhart's tragic death isn't rare, either for the Angels or society in general.

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Best day of the year
added 04/06 by Scott Barzilla
Enjoy ESPN's quintuple header today.

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Filling another hole
added 04/02 by Scott Barzilla
As it turns out, Astros management didn't think Chris Johnson was ready.

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Key Position Battles
added 03/27 by Scott Barzilla
We move from general pessimism to the interesting battles for final roster spots

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Between a rock and a hard place
added 03/24 by Scott Barzilla
Cecil Cooper's comments this spring have been comical, but you have to feel sorry for the guy.

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Pudge Factor
added 03/22 by Bob Hulsey
Ivan Rodriguez will help the Astros in ways that aren't easily measured.

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Plugging a big hole
added 03/17 by Scott Barzilla
The Astros plugged a huge hole when they agreed to terms with Pudge Rodriguez.

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One fan who is no longer excited about opening day
added 03/16 by James Anderson
There was a time when I looked excitedly toward opening day in baseball. This was a rite that exhilarated me every since I was 11 years old. I will turn 63 this year. There was a time when I would pour over the daily box scores like a research scientists studying his notes on his viral drug cultures in his laboratory. I would follow the top hitters and pitchers and keep charts on what they would have to do the remainder of the season to hit that .330 batting average or reach 40 home runs or win 20 games. I did this because I had such a burning passion for the great American pastime. A game that was a woven part of the fabric of the American culture as the stars on Old Glory. That has all changed.

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Save your watches
added 03/15 by Scott Barzilla
The quotes coming out of Astros camp are becoming harder and harder to believe.

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Ms. Buzzkill
added 03/10 by Bob Hulsey
General suckiness is overshadowing some good spring performances.

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The Silver Lining
added 03/06 by Scott Barzilla
Whether I am a realist or a pessimist depends on your own outlook.

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As the calendar turns
added 03/02 by Scott Barzilla
Baseball is always a soap opera, but it has taken another turn for the worse.

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Half Empty or Half Full?
added 02/26 by Scott Barzilla
Spring Training is the ultimate time to determine what kind of fan you are.

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The Audacity of Hope
added 02/23 by Scott Barzilla
Baseball Prospectus cracked on the Astros again in their annual.

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The case for Pudge
added 02/17 by Scott Barzilla
The weather vane made his case against Pudge. I'm countering.

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Backwoods Bud needs to resign
added 02/10 by Scott Barzilla
The Arod situation shows the union and commissioner's office couldn't manage a church picnic, much less baseball.

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Fearless Predictions
added 02/02 by Scott Barzilla
Since Bob got us started, I thought I'd take a look at the NL Central.

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The Odd Side Of Baseball
added 01/26 by Gene Elston
Dull winter? Gene Elston tries to take your mind off it with a reflection on baseball's oddities.

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Time for a salary cap?
added 01/22 by Scott Barzilla
A winter of bad economics and more Yankees spending leads some to think a salary cap is in order.

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Back to the Future
added 01/16 by Scott Barzilla
The latest round of signings clearly points a path for the Astros

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Scapegoating
added 01/07 by Scott Barzilla
People love to use disasters as excuses for things they would do anyway.

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Why I'm A Lifelong Astros Fan
added 01/06 by George Pennell
An Astros fan recalls his encounters with various players as reflects what it means to him now with his own family.

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New year's joy
added 01/02 by Scott Barzilla
This year has to be better than last year right? In terms of the Astros it might not be that simple.

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The Financial Side Of The Farm
added 12/17 by Scott Barzilla
Do the Astros get their money's worth, particularly from their hitters?

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Take a Deep Breath
added 12/14 by Scott Barzilla
It has been a disappointing week for Astros fans, but it is only mid December.

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Hall Of Fame Talk II
added 12/10 by Bob Hulsey
Next up on our Hall of Fame disassembly line...

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Hall Of Fame Talk
added 12/08 by Scott Barzilla
Is Rice cooked in his Cooperstown bid? He would be if Scott had a vote.

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Quo Vadis? The 2009 Astros
added 12/02 by Dr. Bill McCurdy
Dr. McCurdy traces the road the Astros have travelled by the numbers.

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Winter Meetings Preview
added 11/29 by Scott Barzilla
Recent developments have some fans upset, but patience is the name of the game.

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The Dog Days of November
added 11/10 by Scott Barzilla
Patience is the key this time of year.

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To Peavy Or Not To Peavy?
added 11/01 by Scott Barzilla
Can the Astros afford to trade for Jake Peavy?

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The Importance of Closers
added 10/15 by Scott Barzilla
I mentioned I could do a whole column on the subject a few weeks ago, so I figured why not.

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Hi, My Name Is...
added 10/14 by Matt Stilley
AstrosDaily.com's newest columnist gives us his background and tells us what made him an Astros fan.

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Baseball Broadcasting Begins
added 10/10 by Gene Elston
Gene traces the origin of the baseball broadcast - an industry that has become a staple in millions of homes worldwide.

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Learning from success
added 10/06 by Scott Barzilla
Every year, fans look to the post-season to see which style of play wins it.

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A Look back
added 09/30 by Scott Barzilla
Now that the season is done it's time to take a long look back.

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Three Out With None To Play
added 09/29 by Matt Stilley
New contributor Matt Stilley takes us back through the highs and lows of Houston's 2008 season.

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One-Game Gamers
added 09/26 by Gene Elston
For some major leaguers, one game was a career.

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Stros Hosed: MLB Spits In Houston's Eye
added 09/18 by Bob Hulsey
The Astros may have lost a few baseball games but Major League Baseball lost a lot of respect.

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Life Interrupted
added 09/15 by Scott Barzilla
Commissioner Jackass rears his ugly head again.

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The Forgotten Old Timers Game Of 1965
added 09/12 by Gene Elston
How does a four-year-old franchise stage an Old Timers Game?

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Deja Vu All Over Again
added 09/04 by Scott Barzilla
There is nothing like the end of summer to get the Astros going strong again.

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Sabathia's Goof Begs For Rule Change
added 09/01 by Bob Hulsey
Should fielding ineptness be officially rewarded?

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A long look back
added 08/29 by Scott Barzilla
Customarily, we wait until the end of the season to make evaluations, but now is as good a time as any to look at Wade's major moves.

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Things To Do In Houston
added 08/22 by Bob Hulsey
...when your team is out of the playoff chase.

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Astros and Olympians
added 08/14 by Bob Hulsey
Do the Astros play better during the Olympics?

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To Be or Not to be
added 08/11 by Scott Barzilla
As usual, our good friend the weather vane stirred the pot again.

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Promoter and Chief
added 07/22 by Scott Barzilla
Randy Wolf is a ploy to keep people coming through the turnstiles.

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All-star break grades Part I
added 07/16 by Scott Barzilla
A lot has been made about the disappointing season. Let's see who's to blame

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It's Time
added 07/07 by Scott Barzilla
Management fought the brave fight, but it's time to start over.

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The Red Herring
added 07/02 by Scott Barzilla
Complaints about the Astros pitching have reached epic proportions, but it is the offense that has been lacking.

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Chaconland
added 06/25 by Scott Barzilla
Shawn Chacon exists in his own little world.

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Astros Mid-Season Report Card
added 06/23 by Bob Hulsey
In an up-and-down season, who has exceeded expectations and who has disappointed?

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Much Ado about nothing
added 06/16 by Scott Barzilla
The recent in fighting between Oswalt, Berkman, and Cooper are nice for the papers, but it doesn't amount to much.

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The Yankee Dynasties
added 06/14 by Gene Elston
Baseball's most successful franchise can trace their dominance back to four great managers.

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Making History
added 06/12 by Scott Barzilla
People are wondering whether Berkman will eclipse Bagwell's 1994 campaign, but the comparison with 2000 has the pitching staff waking up in a cold sweat.

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There Used To Be A Ballpark
added 05/31 by Gene Elston
She was 33 years old when she died in 1961. Still, thoughts remain in the minds and hearts of the many thousands of die-hard fans that passed through her turnstiles.

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Balanced Offense
added 05/27 by Scott Barzilla
Balance in an offense is very important, but there is more to balance than just power and speed.

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Where Have All The Pitchers Gone?
added 05/20 by Bob Hulsey
Jon Lester's no-hitter reminds us that something is missing in baseball today. Do you miss it?

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Fun Times for Big Puma
added 05/16 by Scott Barzilla
Lance Berkman is on pace to have the best season of anyone in an Astros uniform.

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Texan Takes Bite Outta' Big Apple
added 05/13 by Willie B. Lakey
With both Yankee Stadium and Shea Stadium closing after the '08 season, this old Texan had to get up for a last look at both.

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Differences in Philosophy
added 05/02 by Scott Barzilla
The onslaught of new information provides an even better backdrop for a study of team-building philosophy.

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Interesting Ausmus Debate
added 04/23 by Scott Barzilla
The boards have had a nice debate on Ausmus. It's time for me to weigh in.

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Manager's Dilemma
added 04/17 by Scott Barzilla
A lot of sabermetricians think managers are overrated. The first tenth of the season reveals that Cooper is about to earn his money.

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Mickey Herskowitz - The Curator of Baseball
added 04/12 by James Anderson
The definition of "Curator" is one who manages or oversees as in a museum. When it comes to the history of Major League Baseball in the city of Houston, Texas where the sport first made it's appearance in the Spring of 1962, Mickey Herskowitz had already been hard at work for several years campaigning to bring Major League Baseball to Houston.

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A Sputtering Offense
added 04/09 by Scott Barzilla
The first nine games look strangely familiar to Astros fans

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A moment of courage
added 03/31 by Scott Barzilla
Cutting Woody Williams may not have been popular with the veterans or with Drayton McLane, but Ed Wade made the right call.

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Spring Awards
added 03/27 by Scott Barzilla
LVP? MIP? Jim Clancy Award? Time to pass out the Kissimmee spring hardware - both good and bad.

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Is Woody Williams done?
added 03/18 by Scott Barzilla
Woody has had a rough spring, but is it really the beginning of the end?

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Baseball's Closest Ally
added 03/15 by Gene Elston
It took a player's death and some unfortunate injuries before organized baseball used their heads to find a solution.

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Baseball Prospectus Power Rankings
added 03/10 by Scott Barzilla
BP has their predictions and we have our response.

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Projections versus Past Performance
added 03/06 by Scott Barzilla
A continued look into Baseball Prospectus finds the culprit of their pessimistic views.

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Disinterested Analysis
added 03/04 by Scott Barzilla
My Baseball Prospectus 2008 came in the mail the other day and I was excited to see what they would say about the Astros.

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Happy Spring Training
added 03/02 by Bryan R. Jones
FanSpeak: Down on the Astros' chances for this season? One fan says rumors of our demise are overblown.

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Spring Training From the Beginning
added 02/28 by Gene Elston
The first baseball game played under the basic rules, as we know them today, was played on June 19, 1846 when the New York Club defeated the Knickerbockers 23-1 at Elysian Fields in New York.

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What's in a Nickname?
added 02/24 by James Anderson
Over the years many ballplayers were given nicknames for various reasons. Several members of Astrosdaily fan forum took on the project of building the most complete list of former and current Houston Colt .45's/Astros who were given nicknames for various reasons over the years.

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Waiting on Projections
added 02/21 by Scott Barzilla
There are always veterans waiting around for contracts, but this year there are a few more than normal.

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The Projections Business
added 02/19 by Scott Barzilla
A quick look at a booming industry shows why baseball is on the right track.

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The new big leagues
added 02/11 by Scott Barzilla
Runs, points, and wins don't matter in this league.

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Astros taking a beating
added 02/01 by Scott Barzilla
Half-witted pundits take their shots at the Astros.

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Valverde and Arbitration
added 01/25 by Scott Barzilla
The Astros are making a mistake playing hardball with Jose Valverde.

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The great weather vane
added 01/22 by Scott Barzilla
Following media coverage of the off-season is simple. Which way is the wind blowing?

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Winter winds down
added 01/09 by Scott Barzilla
I'm a little behind the news cycle, but this is what you get for the price you pay.

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One Stable spot in the order
added 12/22 by Scott Barzilla
Ty Wigginton might be the most stable player in the Astros lineup this season.

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Bonzai!
added 12/16 by Scott Barzilla
Free agent Kaz Matsui gets the unenviable job of replacing the legendary Craig Biggio.

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A brief burst of continuity
added 12/13 by Scott Barzilla
Lance Berkman stands now as the senior most regular on the team.

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Chasing Mitch
added 12/11 by Scott Barzilla
Despite a continued interest in pitching, the offense actually rated worse than the pitching staff last year. The Astros are introducing a new lineup next year and we will look at each position carefully.

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Matsui creates a stir
added 12/04 by Scott Barzilla
The Kaz Matsui deal would appear to pit traditional fans against sabermetric ones. Nothing could be further from the truth.

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The Excitement is Back
added 11/19 by Scott Barzilla
The past few offseasons have been way too predictable. Good or bad, Ed Wade and company have brought the excitement back.

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The first World Series
added 11/12 by Gene Elston
Although there had been a few post-season playoffs in the 19th century, this first meeting between the National and American League champions was recognized as the first modern World Series.

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Pre-Hot Stove League Part Three
added 10/20 by Scott Barzilla
We turn our attention to centerfield for this edition

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Walt Bond: Big in stature, big of heart
added 09/30 by James Anderson
Walter Bond not only made his mark on Houston baseball and all those around him, but did so while silently battling leukemia.

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The pre Hot Stove League
added 09/23 by Scott Barzilla
Ed Wade and Tal Smith have a lot of decisions to make this off-season.

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Judgement Day
added 09/02 by Scott Barzilla
Garner and Purpura get the can. Was it everything their critics hoped it would be?

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All Aboard for the Round Tripper Special
added 08/12 by Gene Elston
Gene Elston, the original "Voice of the Astros", takes a look back at the significance of the home run on baseball history, and those who set the records..

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Maxim's Most Wanted
added 08/04 by Scott Barzilla
The magazine for lonely men has tabbed Phil Garner as the loneliest manager.

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Deadline Comes and Goes
added 07/31 by Scott Barzilla
Goodbye Morgan Ensberg and Dan Wheeler. Hello Ty Wigginton and...um Crash Davis?

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A milkman from Brooklyn
added 07/28 by Cot Deal
Like your milk with a twist? The original pitching coach for the Houston Colt .45s tells the story of a pre-game milking contest. It's an udder delight.

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A Sad Day
added 07/26 by Scott Barzilla
This week's retirement announcement was sad on a lot of levels.

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Deadline Blues
added 07/22 by Scott Barzilla
They said this road trip was crucial. It's time to react.

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Position Players are the way to go
added 07/14 by Scott Barzilla
A few weeks ago we looked at the track record on big ticket free agent pitchers. Now, we look at hitters.

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There it is!
added 07/12 by James Anderson
What makes a simple and commonly used phrase become important, especially one that is so common that it is uttered daily in the American English vernacular?

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Paying Homage and Moving On
added 07/06 by Scott Barzilla
The Chronicle did their share, now it's my turn.

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Not A Hall Of Famer???
added 07/04 by Bob Hulsey
Amazingly, some in sports media and the blogosphere are still deniers when it comes to Craig Biggio's worthiness for Cooperstown.

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3 Grand
added 06/29 by Gene Elston
Gene Elston takes a look back at the 27 members of the 3,000-hit club, from Cap Anson (1897) to Craig Bigio (2007), along with some notable near-misses.

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A look to the Future (Part One)
added 06/28 by Scott Barzilla
Houston has money to spend after this year. It's time to look at the past to see where the money can be spent wisely.

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Hot and Colt
added 06/23 by Cot Deal
Houston obtained its National League franchise in 1961. The opening day of the 1962 season would be played in Houston. Interest was high. A "Name the Team" contest lured countless thousands of entrants. The stadium was sold out for the 1962 season opener before the new year arrived. The name selected was "Colt 45s."

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Alyson Footer: Walking in the Footsteps of Anita Martini
added 06/22 by James Anderson
It wasn't that long ago when female sports beat-writers were looked upon by their male counterparts in the same light as the carriers of the Spanish Flu that devastated the lives of millions of Americans shortly after World War I.

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Buy, Sell, or Stand Pat
added 06/15 by Scott Barzilla
It may not be the most important decision a GM must make, but it is definitely up there

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What is going on at Crawford Street?
added 06/03 by Scott Barzilla
Two roster moves and lineup changes leave many to wonder what the Astros are thinking about this season.

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Summer of Our Discontent
added 05/31 by Scott Barzilla
The Stros seem to be coming up short a lot lately. Anything on the horizon besides a speeding train?

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Are the Brewers for real
added 05/19 by Scott Barzilla
The Astros are clipping along at .500, but the Brewers are on pace to win more than 90 games. Are they for real?

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Burke Gets the Shaft
added 05/12 by Scott Barzilla
Comments from Burke indicate what he's been thinking all along.

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Opening the black door
added 05/08 by Gene Elston
Interestingly, the first public mention of the possibility of Negroes playing in the major leagues came from the media on July 24, 1942.

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The Great couch debate
added 05/02 by Scott Barzilla
The performance of Morgan Ensberg and other Astros has brought some familiar debates to the forefront.

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Time to Panic?
added 04/28 by Scott Barzilla
Astros fans are divided into two camps: those that want to panic and those that want to be patient.

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Little Joe Strikes Again
added 04/18 by Scott Barzilla
Joe Morgan continued his crusade against the Astros on Jackie Robinson day.

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As the Astros Turn
added 04/14 by Scott Barzilla
Every team wants to go through a season drama free. They usually don't get their wish.

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It had to happen sometime
added 04/09 by Mike Capps
The day, April 7, 2007, goes down in all-time Round Rock Express history. For the first time in history, the Express had a home game rained out.

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The streak finally comes to an end
added 04/07 by James Anderson
"The Dean of Major League Technicians" Bob Green has been instrumental in broadcasting Houston Buffs and Colt .45s/Astros baseball for 60 years.

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Swan Song should be sweet
added 04/05 by Scott Barzilla
The peculiar situation in Houston has caused some mixed feelings about the swan songs of Brad Ausmus and Craig Biggio.

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Just a game
added 04/03 by Scott Barzilla
Fans often make too much of Opening Day. Every game is important, but all of us need to get a grip.

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Rangers sign Rocket
added 04/01 by Darrell Pittman
In a surprise move, the Texas Rangers announced Sunday that they have signed Roger Clemens.

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The colorful Hal Woodeshick
added 03/29 by James Anderson
Ask Hal Woodeshick about the state of pitching in the major leagues these days and the hair will stand up on the back of his neck as he ponders how to express his personal opinion on this particular topic without losing his temper.

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MLB vanquishes latest threat
added 03/23 by Darrell Pittman
Faced by the rising tide of uppity player attitudes, MLB moved forcefully Thursday to restore order to the world.

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Spring Training
added 03/19 by Mike Capps
I'm back in Round Rock after our annual trek to what I consider one of several baseball meccas in this country, the Houston Astros Spring Training base in Kissimmee, Florida just outside Orlando.

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Hope Springs Eternal
added 03/11 by Scott Barzilla
It's been awhile, but Spring Training always gets the blood boiling.

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Spring Training Has Arrived!
added 02/23 by Gene Elston
This is the beginning of another nine months of our revered National Pastime – SPRING TRAINING has arrived and soon we will be hearing the call of PLAY BALL!

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Abuse of Power
added 02/06 by Scott Barzilla
Every once in awhile, the power brokers in the press need to be reeled in. It's Ken Rosenthal's turn.

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A late Christmas gift under the tree
added 01/07 by Scott Barzilla
Mark Loretta's signing came out of the blue, but it might turn out to be Purpura's most underrated signing.

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The other half of the trade
added 12/16 by Scott Barzilla
As promised, Barzilla takes a look at the players coming in from the Rockies.

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The number two guy?
added 12/13 by Scott Barzilla
Tim Purpura gave up a lot to get Jennings. Is he the answer to this team's problems in the rotation?

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State of the Franchise
added 12/10 by Scott Barzilla
We can picture Purpura making a Bush-like "everything is fine" speech, but things aren't really that bleak.

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Winter Meetings Preview
added 12/02 by Scott Barzilla
The Winter Meetings begin this week. It appears the Astros attention will turn to the mound.

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A 100 million dollar man?
added 11/25 by Scott Barzilla
After a day of mulling it over, Barzilla is still unsure as to whether Lee deserves 100 million dollars.

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Quick Picks for Free Agency
added 11/05 by Scott Barzilla
With free agency quickly approaching, the off-season analysis timeline speeds up.

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We all will Miss Joseph Franklin Niekro
added 11/01 by James Anderson
As I've had time to collect my thoughts and think about what Joe Niekro meant to the fans of Houston I was touched by a strange feeling that we fans didn't seem to really appreciate what Joe accomplished for the Houston Astros.

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Lay off of Ensberg
added 10/24 by Scott Barzilla
Morgan Ensberg was one of the more maligned players on the Astros this season, but key numbers prove the naysayers wrong.

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What goes around...
added 10/23 by Daniel Cohen
Would the BBGs harbor a twenty-year grudge? Guest columnist Daniel Cohen thinks so.

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Scouting the catchers
added 10/20 by Scott Barzilla
How valuable is Brad Ausmus?

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Sabbatical
added 10/14 by Scott Barzilla
I've been away for awhile, but I haven't forgotten about the Astros.

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A Meeting with the Main Man
added 08/26 by Scott Barzilla
SABR met with Tim Purpura two weeks ago and a few important things were readily apparent.

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Is Tejada the answer?
added 07/25 by Scott Barzilla
The Tejada talk is heating up again. The package is different this time, but the questions are the same.

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Ensberg for Linebrink is easily ludicrous
added 07/19 by Daniel Cohen
Richard Justice addressed on his blog the possibility of the Astros pulling a trade for help in the pen by grabbing Scott Linebrink for Morgan Ensberg. Linebrink has been one of the better relievers in the league over the past three years and the pen is in flailing chaos at the moment.

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Meddling in magic
added 07/16 by Daniel Cohen
You are a blue-blooded Astros fan and you have the greatest pitcher of all time on your team. The bullpen is shot and run support is lacking but the Rocket still stands ready to throw flames high and inside.

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Missing the mark
added 07/15 by Scott Barzilla
Bringing in Aubrey Huff and saying goodbye to Gary Gaetti might help, but Purpura is still missing what is really ailing this offense.

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Going up?
added 06/23 by Scott Barzilla
Now that the Rocket is back, everyone is expecting things to get better. Yet, the hitting continues to be murky.

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Big Day for Little Cousin
added 06/13 by Scott Barzilla
It's easy for some of us to get lost in the numbers, but this last week is a big reminder that this is a game played by people.

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Drayton steps up
added 06/04 by Scott Barzilla
Look who has the third highest payroll in baseball? Money might not be buying many victories these days, but it's no time to criticize.

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Musical Chairs
added 05/30 by Scott Barzilla
The worst soap opera in sports is about to come to an end. Barzilla looks at the fallout in the Astros rotation.

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It's only three games
added 05/18 by Scott Barzilla
Losing 34-5 in three games is a bit embarassing, but patience should be the buzz word, not panic.

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Leave it to the players
added 05/17 by John Poffenbarger
A Giants' fan tells us that the players, not the umpires, should govern play

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Is Clemens Really the Answer?
added 05/11 by Scott Barzilla
A 1-6 road trip should make us wonder whether Roger Clemens really is the missing piece on this team.

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One Month Report Card
added 04/30 by Scott Barzilla
Barzilla looks at the good, the bad, and the ugly from the seasons's first month.

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Three Card Monty
added 04/19 by Scott Barzilla
Possible solutions for the team's pitching woes

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End the Charade
added 04/09 by Scott Barzilla
Scott has a request for Roger Clemens.

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The End of the Line
added 03/26 by Scott Barzilla
Somewhere along the way I got the Traveling Wilbury’s song stuck in my head, but regardless of whether you know the tune, everyone is thinking the same thing about Jeff Bagwell; except Jeff Bagwell.

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Remember
added 03/14/2001 by Steve Cutchen
This prescient Astros Daily article by Steve Cutchen from 2001 gives us perspective as we face the likely retirement of Astros icon Jeff Bagwell.

Steve's words rang true then, and are even truer today.

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Meet the legendary Gene Elston
added 03/24 by James Anderson
Gene Elston is making two public appearances within the next week to promote his new book The Wild World of Sports.

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The Fielding Revolution
added 03/17 by Scott Barzilla
There has been no greater chasm between statheads and traditionalists than the question of fielding.

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A Classic?
added 03/09 by Scott Barzilia
The World Baseball Classic is finally here. Most baseball fans have to contain their yawning as they change the dial back to their hometown nine.

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The Astros Way?
added 02/23 by Scott Barzilla
Some people are up in arms about ESPN’s latest power rankings surrounding the Astros.

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Baseball's roots have an ally in Elston
added 02/22 by Bob Hulsey
To really understand Gene Elston, the broadcaster, you have to understand Gene Elston the baseball historian.

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Camp Competition
added 02/10 by Scott Barzilla
Baseball fans have to find something to focus on during the extended Spring Training that begins in less than a week. When you have a team that is mostly intact from the year before, you have to search for genuine competition somewhere.

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A Question of Loyalty
added 02/04 by Scott Barzilla
I normally don’t make it a habit to comment on the work of others. However, my ire on this day is aimed at Brian McTaggart.

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How the Other Half Lives
added 01/29 by Scott Barzilla
The airwaves, bulletin boards, and newspapers are buzzing about the "Jeff Bagwell controversy".

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Series 'too short' for Astros duo
added 01/21 by Tom Halliburton
Chad Qualls and Adam Everett considered their 2005 World Series experience far too abbreviated for their memories. Hundreds of autograph-seeking Astros fans share their sentiments exactly.

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The Bagwell Debate
added 01/18 by Scott Barzilla
Leave it to the Houston Astros to be creative when attempting to generate fan interest during the off-season. First, it was whether they should offer arbitration to Roger Clemens or not. Now, they are generating debate in blogsphere about what to do about Jeff Bagwell.

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Is Wilson the Answer?
added 01/11 by Scott Barzilla
We’ve been waiting a season and a half to analyze a significant deal, so it’s time to do this right. The Astros signed Preston Wilson to a one-year contract with a club option for three years.

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The Organizational Battle
added 09/15 by Scott Barzilla
It warms my heart to talk about baseball again and why not jump into a huge issue while we do it. An issue was brought up on the boards that I felt needed to be addressed in this space.

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Philip Barzilla Interview
added 09/11 by Scott Barzilla
As many of you know, my second cousin, Philip Barzilla, is a pitcher with the Corpus Christi Hooks. I asked Philip and he agreed to field your questions.

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John Lauck rescued
added 09/07 by
Astroday author and Astros Daily contributor John Lauck was rescued Monday, September 5.

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Seeing True Character
added 09/04 by Scott Barzilla
I hope all of you will excuse me if I put the baseball aside for the time being and discuss what is probably on all of our minds - the devastation in New Orleans.

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Astros have no confidence
added 08/29 by Orlando Cepeda
It starts from the top management and so forth, but the Astros are showing that they have no confidence.

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Breaking Things Down
added 08/28 by Scott Barzilla
A fan recently threw out a stat that the Astros are nearly unbeatable in August when they score five or more runs and hapless when they score four or less. Like usual, my interest was piqued and I decided to do some further study

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Q & A with Greg Lucas
added 08/22 by
Astros broadcaster Greg Lucas answers the latest batch of fan questions.

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Two Hurdles
added 08/18 by Scott Barzilla
Things have been tough of late. Meanwhile, the cries for trades can be heard on every message board in Astros land.

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The Bullet Proof Charge of Racism
added 08/12 by Scott Barzilla
Once again I feel compelled to comment about something happening outside of Houston. If you haven’t been paying attention to the Larry Krueger situation in San Francisco, I’ll give you a play by play of the last week or so.

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Assigning Blame
added 08/06 by Scott Barzilla
I should be talking about the Astros and their amazing run, but I need to get this out of my system before I explode. Bud Selig has to be the worst “commissioner” this sport has ever had.

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Goodbye, Mr. C.!
added 08/04 by
Ray "Lee" Cunningham, the oldest former MLB and Cardinal player, was laid to rest Wednesday

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A Whole Lotta Nothin’
added 08/01 by Scott Barzilla
Last week I told you I would come back after the trading deadline and look at what the Astros did and what other teams did. Unfortunately, that doesn’t leave a lot of stuff for me to cover because this was the worst deadline (as far as deals done) in history probably.

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Countdown Week
added 07/25 by Scott Barzilla
We’ve hashed and rehashed the Astros’ situation. Now it's time to take a look at the other wild card competitors and assess what they might do and what they need.

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Dog Days of Summer
added 07/19 by Scott Barzilla
At the all-star break it appeared as if the Astros were on the verge of completing another miracle. I was among those ready to gear myself up for another amazing run and then I remembered my old buddy Pythagoras.

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Where does character fit in?
added 07/15 by Scott Barzilla
Now that the all-star game has been completed we should focus on the second half of the season, but I want to rewind to the issue that should have never been a part of all-star week in the first place: Kenny Rogers.

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Q&A with Greg Lucas
added 07/11 by
FOX Sports baseball analyst and broadcaster Greg Lucas fields your questions about the Astros and baseball in general.

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Evaluating Defense
added 07/10 by Scott Barzilla
There is a common debate among the baseball community about whether you can evaluate defense by watching it or by charting it statistically.

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Trade Winds Part II
added 07/06 by Scott Barzilla
Using RCAP as an example, Scott runs through a sabertrical primer for fans who may not be familiar with the current state of baseball statistical analysis.

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Trade Winds a Blowin’
added 06/30 by Scott Barzilla
As the calendar approaches July 1st, we can see a whole host of teams on the bubble between contending and preparing for 2006. By the end of the month, we will know who is pretending and who is contending.

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Nostalgia all the way around
added 06/27 by Scott Barzilla
Drayton McLane is doing what he does best: he’s using that PR brain of his to bring the fans into the seats. When the interleague weekend opened up this past weekend with the Rangers, McLane booked two huge events on back to back nights.

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Adjusted Real Value
added 06/21 by Scott Barzilla
Baseball has been more numbers driven than any other sport. Everyone knows numbers like “56”, “755”, and “511”. Unfortunately, this works against meaningful analysis sometimes.

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Father's Day
added 06/19 by
Treasure your time with your father; lavish time on your children

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What’s the Blueprint? - pt. 4
added 06/16 by Scott Barzilla
Last time we looked at great rotations in history. This time we are going to apply those principles to the Astros.

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What’s the Blueprint? - pt. 3
added 06/14 by Scott Barzilla
When your team is in last place and there seems to be no end to the bickering and fighting among fans as to why they’re in last place, it feels good to look back at history. In this edition, we will be looking at the top eight rotations in baseball history.

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What’s the Blueprint? - pt. 2
added 06/08 by Scott Barzilla
This is the second of a four part series on the blueprint for the Astros success. This time we will see what the Astros need to do to bring balance to the offense.

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What’s the Blueprint? - pt. 1
added 06/02 by Scott Barzilla
Being in a slump is truly a lonely place to be. In this edition we will look at successful offenses in history and the balance they have.

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Fun With Pythagoras, pt. 6
added 05/31 by Scott Barzilla
This is the final edition on our series on Pythagorean record. We will simply tie up loose ends and make the data mean something for us after five editions of hard statistics.

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Fun With Pythagoras, pt. 5
added 05/26 by Scott Barzilla
In this edition, we look at the affects of defense on the Pythagorean ratings.

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Fun With Pythagoras, pt. 4
added 05/23 by Scott Barzilla
Conventional wisdom tells us that a good bullpen is very important in a close game. We will test that conventional wisdom in this edition.

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Stating the Obvious
added 05/18 by Scott Barzilla
Scott takes issue with a recent column by Richard Justice in the Houston Chronicle and his eagerness to blame Drayton McLane for the team's current woes

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Fun with Pythagoras
added 05/17 by Scott Barzilla
This is the third part of a six part series on the Pythagorean theory. In this edition we will see how the teams fare in terms of offensive efficiency.

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Tourists in Asheville
added 05/11 by
Susan and Darrell take in a minor league game in Asheville, North Carolina

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Fun with Pythagoras
added 05/09 by Scott Barzilla
This is the second part of a six part series on the Pythagorean record. In this edition, we will look at one run games and the selection of managers as it relates to Pythagorean records.

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Fun with Pythagoras
added 05/04 by Scott Barzilla
This is the first part of a six part series on the use of the Pythagorean method. The method is used to determine whether a team has under or overachieved in a particular season or time period.

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Abandon Ship?
added 04/30 by Scott Barzilla
Baseball doesn’t lend itself to perspective in April. A sudden five game winning streak or losing streak has fans jumping ship or reserving their World Series tickets. The Astros have had both this season.

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Improved Coverage?
added 04/23 by Scott Barzilla
Scott takes a look at the Astros viewing options available to fans

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The Science of Building a Lineup
added 04/20 by Scott Barzilla
Over the last couple of weeks we have heard a lot about the Astros lineup. These things usually happen when clubs are scuffling offensively and the Astros attack is certainly scuffling.

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A Mountain out of Molehills
added 04/09 by Scott Barzilla
Opening day can be a cruel mistress to a player’s psyche. If you want to inspire violence just ask John Smoltz what his ERA is.

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Astros 05 Preview, Fro-style
added 04/01 by Froback
We were World Series Favorites in 04, OH what a difference a year makes!

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Is it worth it?
added 03/25 by Scott Barzilla
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that the Astros signed Lance Berkman to a six year, 85 million dollar deal. With all of these deals the devil is in the details.

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An Open Letter to Management
added 03/17 by Scott Barzilla
I realize you guys are busy right now trying to iron out a 25 man roster, but I had a few thoughts I wanted to pass on by you.

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Youth is Served
added 03/09 by Scott Barzilla
Every Spring we find ourselves in the same old trap. Wisdom tells us that we are better off with the devil we know, but many of us are tired of that same old devil. This is year is no different.

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New Regime means Exciting Spring
added 02/27 by Scott Barzilla
With Hunsicker gone and a rookie GM in place, who's calling the shots for the Astros?

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Hope Springs Eternal
added 02/19 by Scott Barzilla
Scott takes a look at the Astros in their current form and resolves to list the positives he see.s

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Off-Season Grades
added 02/07 by Scott Barzilla
Judging by recent events and the advancement of the calendar it looks like the Astros are done. That being the case, I would like to grade the team's moves this off-season and assign blame if the case warrants.

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The Circle of Life
added 01/20 by Scott Barzilla
We’ve certainly hashed and rehashed the events of this off-season more than Jim Garrison analyzed the Zabruder footage in JFK. Mistakes were made and mistakes are still being made, but our task is to make the best of the situation as fans.

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What Now?
added 01/10 by Scott Barzilla
We could spend a lot of time over what should have been done with the Carlos Beltran negotiations. From the outside looking in, it looks like the deal went dead after the Astros failed to offer Beltran an option for an eighth year and a iron-clad no-trade clause.

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New Year’s Resolutions
added 01/02 by Scott Barzilla
I hate to resort to this, but this time of year is really made for the bullet column. Here is a list of new year’s resolutions for the Astros and Major League Baseball.

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Winter Meetings Report Card
added 12/21 by Scott Barzilla
Scott evaluates MLB's winners and losers for this year's Winter Meetings

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Winning in December?
added 12/13 by Scott Barzilla
The Winter Meetings are in full swing and fans are anxious all around the country. You can talk about the World Series or the non-waiver deadline, but for me there are few times better than the Winter Meetings.

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Collateral Damage
added 12/06 by Scott Barzilla
Scott takes on the hot issue of the day: steroids

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Calling out Justice
added 12/01 by Scott Barzilla
Scott calls for Chronicle writer Richard Justice to be more skeptical of the financial claims made by the Astros' ownership.

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Building a Bench
added 11/29 by Scott Barzilla
The key to building a roster is to look at the roster as a whole. Scott takes a long look at the Astros' bench and what options are available for 2005.

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Managers & Playing Experience
added 11/25 by Trevor Williams
Phil Garner was an infielder before becoming a manager. Can his former position influence his managerial success? Guest columnist Trevor Williams looks at managers and their playing backgrounds.

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Market Shopping
added 11/23 by Scott Barzilla
Is Beltran worth the money that Scott Boras wants? Scott Barzilla sheds light on the subject, comparing Beltran to the best centerfielders in the majors.

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Roger Clemens: Greatest Pitcher Ever?
added 11/19 by Trevor Williams
Is Roger Clemens the greatest pitcher ever? Guest columnist Trevor Williams analyzes where Clemens stands in baseball history.

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The Apprentice
added 11/17 by Scott Barzilla
It seems that the Astros are making more news off the field this off-season than on the field. When Gerry Hunsicker resigned we thought there would be a new assistant hired to replace Purpura. The Astros have used the departure of Gerry Hunsicker as an opportunity to reshape their entire organization.

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The Burden of money
added 11/14 by Scott Barzilla
It has certainly been an eventful off-season so far for the Astros. Last week, the Astros, Rockets, and Fox Sports Net ironed out an agreement that will take all three into the next decade.

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Preview: Astros vs. Braves
added 10/04 by Ray Kerby
A look at the prospects for the Houston Astros in their 2004 Division Series playoff against the Atlanta Braves.

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The National Pastime
added 08/22 by Gene Elston
Baseball as we know it today had its beginning in 1845 (although the term “baseball” was first used in the United States in 1791) only 15 years after our Founding Fathers signed our Declaration of Independence in 1776

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Visit to Rain-ger Stadium
added 06/27 by Darrell Pittman

Susan and Darrell head to Arlington for the race to the Silver Boot. At the ballpark, we meet some friends. Rain rules.

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2004 Astros' First Year Player Draft
added 06/09 by Jeff Schneck
The Astros loaded up for the future by selecting 49 players in the 2004 draft. Come see the break down of who they took, and guess with them who might make us better!

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The Inn At the Ballpark
added 05/30 by Darrell Pittman

A weekend indulgence at the new hotel across the street from Minute Maid Park.

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A whole lot of good last week
added 04/19 by Willie B. Lakey
Two weeks and 13 games do not a season make. But those first two losses to the Giants sure seem a distant memory as hot as Houston’s playing right now.

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Astros, MLB open crazy schedule
added 04/11 by Willie B Lakey
Big crowds, new faces, old voices, long homers, strikeouts, wins, losses and injuries all part of Opening Week’s ups and downs. And, oh yeah, just who is in charge of the MLB schedule anyway?

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What a difference a day makes
added 04/09 by Jared Klewein
I don’t know how it sits with other fans, but for me, an Astro-loss hurts a heck of a lot more when it takes place in front of the national media. Such was the case the previous two nights.

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Visit to Waco
added 04/09 by Susan and Darrell Pittman

A visit to the Texas Sports Hall of Fame in Waco was a wonderful trip, especially on an off-day for the Astros.

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Remember, never get too high…..or too low
added 04/06 by Jared Klewein
Well ladies and gents, looks like it’s probably going to take a miracle for the Astros rise above the 1-game hole they dug themselves into Monday night. That’s right, the Cubs won and we lost….. and now we’re one game behind the team that many, including Sports Illustrated, have deemed the 2004 World Series Champs. Oh well, guess the off-season hype was fun while it lasted, right?

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Another season, another reason
added 04/05 by Susan and Darrell Pittman

We've survived yet another occurrence of The Void!

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MLB and crass commercialism
added 04/02 by Susan and Darrell Pittman

The Great American Pastime goes NASCAR.

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MLB and crass commercialism
added 04/01 by Susan and Darrell Pittman

The Great American Pastime goes NASCAR.

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Looking for vacation to end
added 01/18 by Willie B. Lakey
With pitchers and catchers slated to report in about three weeks, a most tumultuous offseason is coming to a close. Never has so much bulletin board material been produced by so few in such a short time, to skewer an old quote of Churchill.

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Reportando desde Venezuela -III-
added 12/16 by Miguel Delgado
Las estadísticas que refiero en este reporte están actualizadas hasta el día 14 de diciembre de 2003.

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After a Whirlwind, the dust settles
added 12/15 by Jeff Schneck
After the flurry of activies this offseaon (just so far), it's time to re-adjust the Fro.

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Noticias desde Venezuela -II-
added 11/25 by Miguel Delgado
Las estadísticas que aquí refiero, de los jugadores pertenecientes a la organización de Houston, están actualizadas hasta el día 24 de Noviembre del 2003. Comenzamos con los lanzadores y después con los jugadores de posición

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Baseball’s murky money miseries
added 11/17 by Willie B. Lakey
Welcome to As Baseball’s Bottom Line Turns, the sport’s very own soap opera that pits the game’s two elite classes, the owners and the players, against each other. Playing the part of the peasants this week, and always, are the fans.

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Noticias desde Venezuela
added 11/11 by Miguel Delgado
En relación con los jugadores pertenecientes a la organización de los Astros, las noticias son bastante buenas en Venezuela. Las estadísticas que aquí refiero están actualizadas hasta el día 10 de Noviembre.

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Search'n the Fro for next year's Roster
added 11/06 by Jeff Schneck
Did the Wagner trade really free up our payroll to make any major additions... or are we doomed to searching the slag heap again to plug the holes on our team? Well I decided to pick the Fro to find the answers.

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Not enough brains, nor money
added 11/05 by Susan and Darrell Pittman

Unfortunately, the Astros haven't had a lot of those assets.

Look for Drayton to sell, and Hunsicker to move on, after the 2004 season when the All-Star Game is played at Astros Field.

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For baseball fans, it’s January 2nd
added 10/27 by Willie B. Lakey
The 2003 season was a long strange trip, full of stale old flavors and exciting new tastes.

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Upcoming Birthday List
added 10/07 by Willie B. Lakey
Enos, Roger, El Sid and Pepi just a few former Astros celebrating birthdays this next week.

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Nadando por el Mar Caribe
added 10/04 by Miguel Delgado
Las ligas del Caribe están por comenzar. Muchos jugadores vendrán a reforzar a los equipos de los distintos países en la región del Caribe. En Venezuela, país donde vivo, han venido nombres interesantes de jugadores que han formado parte importante del equipo de los Astros.

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ABCDEFG
added 10/01 by Todd Brody

The body isn't even cold yet, but here's my postmortem. In this week's column, I grade the Astros starting position players.

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Volando con los Astros
added 09/30 by Miguel Delgado
Termina una temporada e inmediatamente se comienzan a plantear inquietudes entre los fanáticos. Este año fue realmente frustrante para los seguidores de los Astros, que hasta hace una semana eran los campeones de la división central de la liga nacional. Cuando uno sigue el día a día de un equipo se pueden observar detalles, se palpan los puntos fuertes y los débiles, se sufre, se goza, en fin se vive la pasión del baseball.

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Watching the wheels come off
added 09/28 by Willie B. Lakey
Houston’s race towards the 2003 postseason came up short after a very frustrating and disappointing final week to the season leaving Astros fans with the all too familiar cry of, “Wait ‘til next year!”

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One more reason why the Astros don't have a clue
added 09/25 by Todd Brody

Have you seen the latest Astros' promotion? They want everyone to wear red. Am I the only person who sees a problem with this?

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Road split cuts into lead
added 09/21 by Willie B. Lakey
The Astros come home for the season’s final week just a half-game ahead of the Cubs. Standing in Houston’s way of a fifth NLC crown in the past seven years are Barry’s Giants and Bud’s Brewers.

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‘Stros enjoying 2-game view
added 09/14 by Willie B. Lakey
The Good Guys who wear the star continued one of their finest months of September with a half-dozen wins this past week, including a sweep of the Cards that left Houston with a 2-game lead in the NLC and just two weeks to go in the season.

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Good week still leaves club short
added 09/07 by Willie B. Lakey
Houston opened a 10-game roadtrip with a fine 4-2 swing through LA and San Diego. With Roy O on his way back, do the Astros have enough to pull it off in the NLC?

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Astros leave town in second
added 09/01 by Willie B. Lakey
Houston blew their biggest homestand with a 6-6 split that dropped them to second in the NLC. Now they embark on a 10-game roadtrip where .500 won’t get it done any longer.

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‘Stros split first half of homestand
added 08/24 by Willie B. Lakey
Feast or famine, now you see it, now you don’t, here today, gone tomorrow. What’s your favorite cliché to describe the Astros’ offense?

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Somehow still in first
added 08/17 by Willie B. Lakey
Some are calling it the "Comedy Central." But the NL Central really has more drama than a Tennessee Williams play. Opening this week: Astros under a big moldy roof!

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Astros weather 3-3 homestand
added 08/10 by Willie B. Lakey
Houston ho-hummed it through a 3-3 homestand this week with an important week on the road looming. Can they get hot or will it be a stormy trip?

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Astros hope to knuckle under
added 08/03 by Willie B. Lakey
No Oswalt, no offense, no problem! Houston salvages a roadtrip behind a new knuckleballer.

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Schedule central to Astros’ division hopes
added 07/27 by Willie B. Lakey
Houston dropped a game to par on last week’s schedule, the series loss to the Cubs hurting most. If they’re going to win the NLC, they’ll have to battle the schedule as well as the other teams.

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Short week nets long results in division
added 07/21 by Willie B. Lakey
With the exception of Jason Giambi taking Billy Wagner deep in the All-Star Game, it was a perfect week for the Astros who are showing signs of taking control of the NL Central.

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Astros, the best coaster ride in town!
added 07/14 by Willie B. Lakey
Practically given up for dead a week earlier after being swept in Pittsburgh, the Astros rebounded with a 6-1 homestand that left them atop the NL Central with 50 wins. With the starting pitching coming around and Jeff Kent coming back from the DL, can Houston maintain the momentum after the All-Star break?

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A Time For Difficult Decisions
added 07/08 by Todd Brody

Okay, Roy Oswalt is back and the Astros beat the Reds. But in your heart of hearts, do you believe that the Astros have any chance of winning the World Series this season? I don't, and here's what I think the Astros have to do going forward.

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Rainbow in Arlington
added 07/06 by Darrell Pittman

Susan and Darrell attend their first-ever games at the Ballpark in Arlington. It's weird when you have to drive 200 miles to get your favorite gear.

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June in Review
added 07/03 by Ray Kerby
The Astros limped through a mediocre month in June, but that still didn't keep me from writing another review on the team's performance.

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Wade Pulls 'Stros Into First!
added 06/06 by Mike Nixon
My 3-year old brother-in-law, that is, not the pitcher named Miller...

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2003 Draft - recap
added 06/04 by Ray Kerby
I take a look at the 19 players that the Astros selected on Day 1 of the 2003 draft. I make no attempt to comment on the Day 2 picks!

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May in review
added 06/02 by Ray Kerby
Beyond this link lies an unnecessarily long review of the month of May for the Houston Astros. Click at your own peril!

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Astros Minor League Report
added 05/13 by Brian Progar
After a month of play, the minor league system is starting to show some of its future stars and disappointments. Unlike previous years, when the system seemed to be stocked with great pitching performances, it's the position players that are the bright stars in the high minors.

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April in Review
added 05/01 by Ray Kerby
A detailed look back at the team's disappointing first month of the 2003 season

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First week thoughts
added 04/08 by Raymond Desadier

Aint it great to be baseball season again?

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Opening Day
added 04/01 by Gene Elston
Opening days keep popping up quite often, and at no other time are we so clearly reminded what a source of pride a big-league team is to a city.

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Astros FanFest 2003
added 02/18 by Mike Nixon
As promised, Saturday the missus and I took her little brother to the annual Astros FanFest at Minute Maid Park. We made it a mission to finally get Craig Biggio's autograph, and were successful in doing so.

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A Rose by any other name...
added 12/24 by Susan and Darrell Pittman

...is still Pete Rose. Like it or not, he still bet on baseball, knowingly violating baseball's ultimate sanction. Why let him off now?

A solo effort by Darrell.

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So many players, so little money
added 12/23 by Todd Brody

A lot of very serviceable players were not tendered contracts by their teams and are now free agents. Given the contracts these players will ultimately receive, it looks like the Astros drastically overpayed for Jose Vizcaino and Orlando Merced.

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Call me nostradamus
added 12/19 by Todd Brody

Yeah, I predicted the Kent deal before the season even ended. But the way that Craig Biggio was treated has left a bad taste in my mouth. And, frankly, I can't figure out where Biggio is going to play next season. Maybe it will be for another team.

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added 12/15 by Greg Lucas

Greg Lucas tackles another set of questions from hard-core Astros fans.

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The State of the Game
added 12/08 by Gene Elston

Gene Elston's cautionary speech at the Texas Baseball Hall of Fame banquet is presented here.

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A Little Boy’s First Baseball Game
added 10/22 by Mike Nixon
An Astro fan recounts from last July an experience many of us have enjoyed: a little boy's first baseball game.

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Astros Get Mixed Reviews in Early AFL Action
added 10/18 by Brian Progar
When the Arizona Fall league started on October 1st, the Astros had sent six farmhands to the league that claims players by the name of Garciaparra, Giambi, Pujols, Giles and Jeter among its alumni.

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October Hot Stove Baseball
added 10/14 by Todd Brody
Sure, it would be nice if the Astros were actually playing baseball. But since the Astros are spending some quality time with their families, we can get down to the business of talking off-season moves and trashing Drayton McLane.

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added 10/09 by Greg Lucas
FoxSports broadcaster Greg Lucas tackles another round of questions from hard-core Astros fans

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Hocking Gives A Teammate The Finger, And Other Thoughts
added 10/07 by John Lauck
Celebrating a victory is as risky as achieving a victory is.

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The end of a streak
added 09/25 by Todd Brody
Jeff Bagwell's amazing streak of productivity will come to an end if he doesn't score 7 runs in the next four games. Don't talk to me about a lead-off hitter. The Astros need a run-producer to hit behind Bagwell. And Mark Loretta and Geoff Blum don't fit that description.

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added 09/24 by Greg Lucas
Greg Lucas tackles another set of question from hard-core Astros fans

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Silver lining
added 09/20 by Susan and Darrell Pittman
Stick a fork in 'em, for the Astros are done for this year, but keep looking up

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What could be in 2003
added 09/19 by Raymond Desadier
An off-season shopping list including a suggested answer to the center field dilemma.

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added 09/15 by Greg Lucas
FoxSports announcer Greg Lucas tackles another round of questions from Astros fans

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added 09/04 by Greg Lucas
FoxSports announcer Greg Lucas tackles another round of questions from Astros fans

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added 08/29 by Greg Lucas
I am pleased to add this feature by answering questions, and am ready to tackle the first submissions...

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Wrong Again
added 08/08 by Todd Brody
Not you, me. Trying to figure out the Astros has done me in. So I'm going to sit back, grab a beer, and enjoy this unbelievable run.

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Rhodes Scholars
added 07/25 by Raymond Desadier
These guys are worthy of honorary PhDs!

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Enough dilly-dallying, time to make a trade
added 07/22 by Todd Brody
Forget pitching, the Astros need hitters. So here are a few deals the Astros can make even with Drayton McLane threatening to sell the team and with a players' strike looming. Also included in this column are my thoughts about trading pitching prospects and a nice story about my brother and his kids.

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There's a train wreck comin'
added 07/19 by Susan and Darrell Pittman
In their mutual instransigence, MLB owners and players conspire to kill the game of baseball, all in the name of greed. Can't both sides just give a little, and respect the game?

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MLB's avarice raises its ugly head, yet again
added 07/05 by Susan and Darrell Pittman
In a move that would elate Gordon Gecko of the movie "Wall Street", poster boy for corporate greed, MLB and the Astros once again cut off their nose to spite their face. Apparently, they no longer want Astros fans to have an independent source of news, analysis, and opinion.

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Winning one for DK
added 06/24 by Chris Diem
Chris Diem recounts the team's emotional, 12-inning victory over the Mariners on the day that Darryl Kile passed away.

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Ivy, Schmivey
added 06/12 by Darrell Pittman
Susan and Darrell attend their first-ever games at Wrigley Field. While the "Friendly Confines" isn't all it's cracked up to be, it's still a nice place to take in a game. Darrell encounters a man of even fewer words than himself who truly shows his metal.

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Can the season be salvaged?
added 05/30 by Todd Brody
Losing eight out of ten has seriously damaged the Astros' playoff chances this season. Are the Astros done? And what can the Astros do to become competitive?

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Jimy's Danged If He Does,...
added 05/27 by Steve Cutchen
Step up, all you second guessers. All you folks that have been mad at early pulls of starters. The problem is not Jimy's pitcher tactics.

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Hitting, in a nutshell
added 05/26 by Raymond Desadier
The Astros can make even the simplest tasks look impossible.

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Crossroads
added 05/20 by Raymond Desadier
Is a time of decision fast approaching Shane Reynolds?

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Strange Brew
added 05/07 by Darrell Pittman
In their sojourn across the Upper Midwest, Susan and Darrell attend a Brewers game at Miller Park, then a "gay" square dance in Minneapolis. The Minnesota Twins are their next victims.

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Meet the Mets, Beat the Mets
added 05/06 by Todd Brody
"Yesterday is dead and tomorrow is blind and I live one day at a time." It's always a good Monday when the Astros take a series -- especially against the Mets -- almost enough to make me forget about the Astros' season so far.

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Oh What A Relief It Aint'
added 04/24 by Todd Brody
The decision to sign Billy Wagner to a long-term deal prevented the cash-strapped Astros from signing any quality free agent relief pitchers during the offseason. By leaving middle-relief (which has become a critical part of the game) to scrubs and rookies, the Astros forgot what made the 2001 Astros so successful.

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Oh where oh where has our offense gone?
added 04/24 by Raymond Desadier
Oh where oh where can it be...??

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The Shadow Government
added 04/21 by Gene Elston
Baseball commissioner Bud Selig has turned his office into what is reminiscent of the title of a 1958 Navy submarine movie, RUN SILENT - RUN DEEP.

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Teacher?
added 04/13 by Raymond Desadier
Just what was the curriculum this spring?

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A game at "Cell Phone Park"
added 04/11 by Darrell Pittman
If you're only interested in Astros games, don't read this one. Susan and Darrell take in a Giants' game at San Francisco's Pac Bell Park.

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No one was injured
added 04/09 by Todd Brody
The Astros ended their first week with four wins and three losses. Not a bad start, except for the fact that two of the losses were against chief division rival St. Louis. Here are some observations from the first week and some comments about Craig Biggio's intention to play three more seasons.

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St. Louis will win the Central
added 04/07 by Steve Cutchen
St. Louis is simply a more fundamentally sound baseball team than the Astros. Sure, we won the game today. But probably because of the way the Cardinals were forced to use their bullpen on Friday.

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Sinking, or swimming?
added 04/07 by Susan and Darrell Pittman
As usual, a good performance by the Astros in the Spring leads to an iffy regular season start. How will will the Good Guys do over the long haul?

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Spiers given fitting sendoff
added 04/03 by Darrell Pittman
The Great One, Bill Spiers, is honored before well-wishers at Jones Plaza in downtown Houston, and throws out the first pitch for 2002

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Sunk Costs
added 03/27 by Raymond Desadier
Like Enron, it seems Hunsicker & Co. skipped a few too many business classes.

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Will the real “Lip” stand up?
added 03/26 by Gene Elston
The heist by Ruben Rivera of Derek Jeter’s bat and glove pulled off recently in the Yankees clubhouse during spring training, not surprisingly elicited the legend of Leo Durocher’s theft of Babe Ruth’s watch in 1929.

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M&M's - back-to-back Milleniums
added 03/16 by Gene Elston
Statistics and records are two of the many things that have made the game of baseball so great. However, it has been some twenty or so years since I have seen anything in print regarding the players who have participated in the most decades.

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Disgracing Duct Tape
added 03/14 by Raymond Desadier
Gerry, you're replaceable, Billy is not.

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Astros make good with small deal
added 03/12 by Todd Brody
In a small move today, the Astros traded Chris Truby to the Montreal Expos for Geoff Blum. While Blum is a switch hitter, don't expect the Astros to platoon Blum at third. Blum, most likely, is Astros latest attempt to find the next Billy Spiers.

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How it all started
Houston Astro radio great Gene Elston kicks off a series of daily updates to commemorate the upcoming 40th anniversary reunion for the 1962 Colt .45s

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Astros Field
added 03/03 by Raymond Desadier
For Heaven’s sake, LEAVE IT ALONE!!

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Early Contraction
added 02/27 by Gene Elston
There is no question the quality of our lives has improved over the last 100 years. However, very often today we hear the phrase "life used to be so simple."

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It's About the Game And Not The Names
added 02/17 by Gene Elston
It's like a waft of fresh spring air, to traditionalists like me, to hear as the baseball season returns, the names: Wrigley Field, Dodger Stadium, Veterans Stadium, Busch Stadium, Fenway Park, Comiskey Park, Yankee Stadium and Skydome.

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The Smell is in the Air
added 02/10 by Raymond Desadier
Fan Fest has fueled my anxiety for the upcoming season and the position battles that come with it.

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Done
added 02/06 by Todd Brody
These are your Houston Astros. You'd better learn to love them, because the Astros aren't going to be making any changes -- not any time soon.

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2001 'Lugie' Awards
added 01/02 by Susan and Darrell Pittman
Susan and Darrell hock up their 'Lugies' for 2001. The award, named in honor of perennially error-prone shortstop Julie Lugo, celebrates the most bone-headed moves made by baseball people this past season.

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The Heart is a Lonely Hunter
added 12/12 by John Lauck
Brian Hunter will be a good addition to the Astros. But most of us want more than that out of our off-season.

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How Much is Enough?
added 11/09 by Susan and Darrell Pittman
In a solo effort, Darrell examines the hyprocrisy of the proposed MLB contraction.

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Contraction Traction What's The Action
added 11/07 by Todd Brody
Contraction is a good idea. But isn't it just like baseball to screw it up? Here are the three contraction options being discussed right now and here is why all are fatally flawed. Oh, I tell you how contraction should really work.

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I have a dream
added 11/06 by Todd Brody
Call me crazy. Call me a fool. But the Astros can be the big winner in the off-season free agent sweepstakes. And here's how they do it.

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Dial M for Jimy?
added 11/05 by Todd Brody
His managerial decisions might drive us crazy. His press-conferences might be incomprehensible. His name might be spelled wrong. But Jimy Williams is the right man for the Astros managerial job.

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I'm A Loser Baby . . . So Why Don't You Shoot Me
added 10/29 by Todd Brody
Years of playoff losses, to teams the Astros should have beaten, have taken a toll on the veteran core of the Astros. Firing Larry Dierker was the correct move. What else can be done to removing the losing stigma that hangs over the Astros? Here's what I think.

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Keep Dierker?
added 10/12 by Susan and Darrell Pittman
To Susan, Dierker needs to go. To Darrell, it's McLane. Read their opinions, then you decide.

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Cardinals 94, Astros 92, Cubs 90
added 10/04 by Steve Cutchen
A pennant race of the most nerve-wracking kind. It will be best 2 of 3 at St. Louis for the division title. The loser could miss the playoffs. By beating the prediction for the third time in the last four series, St. Louis moves to 2 games over. Houston loses a game to the prediction for the third straight series. And the Cubs match by taking 2 from the Reds. The projection now stands at Cardinals 94, Astros 92, Cubs 90. This Knuckleball presents the update.

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Astros 93, Cardinals 93, Cubs 90
added 09/30 by Steve Cutchen
St. Louis matches the prediction sweeping the Pirates. But Houston falls by a game at Wrigley, losing 3 of 4. With 8 of the final 10 series complete, the Astros and Cardinals are both one game better than my prediction. The projection now stands at Astros 93, Cardinals 93, Cubs 90. This Knuckleball presents the update.

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Astros 94, Cardinals 93, Cubs 89
added 09/26 by Steve Cutchen
St. Louis takes 2 of 3 at Enron. The Cubs end their road play for 2001 with a 1-2 series loss to Pittsburgh. My prediction stands at Astros 94, Cardinals 93, Cubs 89. This Knuckleball presents the update.

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Astros 95, Cardinals 92, Cubs 90
added 09/23 by Steve Cutchen
Houston defends the home field, going 2-1 over Chicago. Meanwhile, the Cardinals continue to beat up on lowly competition, taking 3 of 4 from the Bucs. My prediction stands at Astros 95, Cardinals 92, Cubs 90. This Knuckleball presents the update.

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Baseball's Place as a Nation Recovers
added 09/20 by Steve Cutchen
In 1918, Baseball was ruled "nonessential" by Secretary of War Newton Baker. Yet a little over a month after Pearl Harbor, FDR said, "It would be best for the country to keep baseball going." After last week's national tragedy, and amidst great ceremony, baseball resumed Monday, contributing in part to the unifying of America. Yes, this Knuckleball looks at the pennant races and the series just past. But it also looks at the history of baseball in times of national crisis.

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Astros 93, Cardinals 91, Cubs 90
added 09/09 by Steve Cutchen
Houston's six consecutive series win streak is broken as Milwaukee takes 2 of 4 at Enron. Meanwhile, the Cubs continue their freefall, getting swept by the Braves at Wrigley. And the Cards take the final series of the year with the Dodgers, going 2-1 at Busch. My prediction stands at Astros 93, Cardinals 91, Cubs 90. This Knuckleball presents the update.

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Is it broke? If so, fix it?
added 09/06 by Susan Evans and Darrell Pittman
Susan and Darrell examine the state of baseball today, and ponder what, if anything, is to be done. A Major League Merger is considered.

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Astros 94, Cubs 92, Cardinals 91
added 09/05 by Steve Cutchen
Houston wins their sixth consecutive series, going 2-1 over Cincinnati. Meanwhile, the Cubs fall twice in Florida, including a heartbreaking bullpen failure in game 3. And out on the Left Coast, St. Louis pitching dominates San Diego as the Red Birds sweep. My prediction stands at Astros 94, Cubs 92, Cardinals 91. This Knuckleball presents the update.

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Almonte, Little League and Play vs. Sport
added 09/04 by Steve Cutchen
Danny Almonte is big news. Is Youth Sport inherently flawed? Should we just let kids play without us? This Knuckleball examines the issue of 'Sport' versus 'Play.'

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Astros 93, Cubs 93, Cardinals 90
added 09/02 by Steve Cutchen
Houston takes care of business in Milwaukee. But the Cubs do great in Atlanta. With the Dodgers taking 2 against St. Louis, my prediction stands at Astros 93, Cubs 93, Cardinals 90. This Knuckleball presents the update.

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Astros 93, Cubs 92, Cardinals 91
added 08/30 by Steve Cutchen
I'll be predicting the final wins for the season for the Astros, Cubs and Cardinals after each of the final 10 series of the year. After 1 series, we are at Astros 93, Cubs 92, Cardinals 91. This Knuckleball presents the calculations.

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A few thoughts for the stretch
added 08/20 by Todd Brody
With the Astros now in first place (despite losing two of three to the Cubs) it is a good time to talk about the outlook for the next few weeks, the current injury situation, the starting rotation for next year, and Drayton McLane's continued cries of poverty.

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Hunsicker and the 40 Man Roster
added 08/06 by Steve Cutchen
Folks seem to ALWAYS second guess Gerry Hunsicker's roster moves. But Gerry is under not only salary constraints. He's also under the pressure of the 40 Man Roster. Sometimes, you have to trim from the top. This Knuckleball looks at trying to work within a 40-man roster.

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Beanball Bingo
added 08/05 by Steve Cutchen
Umpires are issuing warnings left and right. Batters are still getting hit. Sometimes the pitcher goes, sometimes not. What's the deal? This Knuckleball explores this issue of Beanball Bingo.

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Villone In For Miller
added 08/05 by Steve Cutchen
The Astros lost Wade Miller after one pitch today. A rough way to celebrate Astros Family Day. But Villone and company filled in nicely for a 4-1 win and an important sweep of the lowly Montreal Expos.

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Hunsicker on Baseball Tonight
added 07/31 by Steve Cutchen
Astros GM Gerry Hunsicker was interviewed on ESPN's Baseball Tonight, covering topics such as the trading deadline and Moises Alou. Not everyone was up this late, so I transcribed his comments for you.

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"Just a .500 team"
added 07/29 by Raymond Desadier
No one has disagreed with this statement more than I. Until now.

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Lefty Malarkey
added 07/19 by Raymond Desadier
It’s time to get to the bottom of this “Astros need more left-handed pitching” garbage.

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Rocker Falters
added 07/17 by Darrell Pittman
The Astros stage a dramatic eighth-inning comeback off our old nemesis, John Rocker. How sweet it is!

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Redding for the Big Time
added 07/15 by Steve Cutchen
The Astros played a prototype game illustrating how to win with young starting pitching. Redding worked five innings. Then we brought in 4 closers... Cruz, Dotel, Jackson and Wagner. If we are to win with our young starting staff, we are going to need to do it like this.

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Looking Ahead
added 07/14 by John Lauck
"Don't look back," pitcher Satchel Paige once said. "Somebody might be gaining on you." Do they remember that remark in Chicago?

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Shaner's Lamer
added 07/13 by Darrell Pittman
Everyone's entitled to a bad day once in a while, but did it have to come on a day that the Cubs won? The Astros fumbled badly just when they needed to build on their recent momentum for the second-half pennant race.

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Halfway Heroes
added 07/08 by Raymond Desadier
I’d like to recognize some of the contributions and lack thereof from Pre-All Star play.

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Being Bobby Valentine
added 07/04 by Matthew Becker
With All-Star selections revealed today for the National League, most Astros fans complained about Biggio not being selected. How hard is it to pick the reserves? Here's my quest to find out the truth.

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Preparing for the stretch run
added 07/01 by Raymond Desadier
Now is the time to dedide whether the team is truly prepared to make a run for the Central and go deep in the post season.

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Jose Lima does it to us again
added 06/27 by Todd Brody
Jose Lima consistently found a way to hurt the Astros and his trade last week was nothing different. This was a bad deal for the Astros, who probably should have released Lima outright. Here is my take on the latest Smith to Smith deal as well as a few quick thoughts on the Astros.

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Photo Finish
added 06/25 by Darrell Pittman
Photo Day at Enron Field begins with taking photos of the players, meeting a new friend in the process, a lost credit card, a nice lunch, watching a ballgame together, and ends with yet another photo. And, oh... by the way... the Astros won :-)

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More Noises About Moises
added 06/24 by Steve Cutchen
Darrell and Susan's inaugural Double Play column took on the issue of Moises Alou. I agree with their opposing views...

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Alou or Not Alou?
added 06/23 by Susan Evans and Darrell Pittman
What to do with Alou? Keep him? Trade him? Let him go free agent? Hug him? Dis him? Susan and Darrell disagree. Where do you stand?

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Astros Sweep Rockies
added 06/21 by Darrell Pittman
In their first-ever home sweep of the Colorado Rockies, the Astros are shining bright. And on Saturday, the ballpark is going to be a zoo!

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Billy the Kid is Back
added 06/20 by Darrell Pittman
After yet another impressive outing from rookie starter Roy Oswalt, veteran closer Billy Wagner returns from the DL to prove he can still close a game in style.

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Powell paying for past sins
added 06/17 by Raymond Desadier
This is for the benefit of those who did not understand the brash treatment of Jay Powell last Friday night.

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"This Could Be The Ballgame Pitch..."
added 06/17 by Steve Cutchen
That's what I told Ryan just before A-Rod poked a 3-2 pitch over the Crawford boxes to give the Rangers the winning margin. Biggio hits two homers in three pitches. But bad pitching and no help at the plate spoil father's day at Enron for the Astros and their following.

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Gunfight at Enron Corral
added 06/17 by Darrell Pittman
Tony McKnight's 2001 MLB debut was a rare pitcher's duel at Enron Field, and a jewel of a game to watch. That the Astros wind up on top 2-1 was sweeter still. As my Mom's family would say, winning was just "lagniappe".

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Dierker makes lemonade
added 06/10 by Ray Kerby
In stark contrast to Friday night's tense game between the Astros and the Rangers, Saturday's contest turned into a laugher rather quickly. Considering the lopsided score, I think that manager Larry Dierker did a fine job of minimizing the damage.

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Behind enemy lines in Arlington
added 06/09 by Ray Kerby
As a displaced Astros fan living just north of Dallas, I had a great opportunity to see the first Astros-Rangers game and also to see what it's like being the "enemy" in another team's stadium.

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Now batting 2 ½ nd, Lance Berkman
added 06/08 by Raymond Desadier
It's time to move Lance Berkman, get through Elarton's thick head and revamp the website before it's too late!!

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Draft someone capable of outdoing Hambone
added 06/06 by Raymond Desadier
Instead of rambling over Greed Hampton handing us over a defeat, I'm going to keep the wrap-up short. It is obvious that Wade Miller still lacks the Big League edge it takes to be an ace as evidenced by his 6th inning crumble after getting 2 outs. With stuff as good as his, he should not have been beaten so badly, even if he was due for a bad outing.

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Bogar?!? Gagne With a Spoon...
added 06/03 by Steve Cutchen
You'll probably hear that the pitching collapsed again. Well, the real flop was from our bats. Castilla made the game respectable, but Bagwell, Berkman, Alou and Hidalgo went two for fifteen in a game Vinny Castilla almost won single-handedly.

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Oswalt Shines in Starting Debut
added 06/02 by Darrell Pittman
My sons and I witness Roy Oswalt's shining performance. In keeping with "Kids' Opening Day" at Enron Field, they write part of the article.

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Bagwell as leader? Bah. Humbug.
added 05/31 by Steve Cutchen
Today's Houston Chronicle has a story by Jose de Jesus Ortiz praising Jeff Bagwell's quiet leadership. This Knuckleball presents a differing view. Jeff is an awesome individual contributor. But leadership? A leader incites, provokes, consoles, inspires. Quiet leadership is an oxymoron.

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The Fatman Cometh?
added 05/24 by Todd Brody
During the offseason, I said that the Astros HAD to make a deal for David Wells. With trade talks increasing between the Astros and White Sox concerning the oft-misunderstood left-hander, I turn, once again to the subject of David Wells.

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Astros discover Lima sucks
added 05/21 by Todd Brody
For two years, the Astros have been telling us that Lima continues to show great improvement. The Astros now appear to be waking from this delusion and the only question remaining is how long it will take for the Astros to make a move.

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How to Lose a Ballgame
added 05/21 by Darrell Pittman
Jose Lima couldn't strike out the Ladies' Auxiliary of Old Confederate Soldiers' Home, even if they were wearing blindfolds. How much longer will the Astros allow this charade to go on?

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Can I Manage, Please? Or At Least Hit For Hayes?
added 05/21 by Steve Cutchen
My son and I got to meet Larry Dierker and get a personal tour of Enron. But our hero-worship evaporated after we watched all of the bonehead moves he made, the Astros handing the Reds the game Sunday, 6 to 5.

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93-69? Don't bet the farm!
added 05/20 by Matthew Becker
A quarter of the way through the season, the Astros' record projects to 93-69, a performance that would all but guarantee a playoff spot come September. However, the Astros fall short of the consistency required to keep this pace.

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Back in the Saddle
added 05/20 by Darrell Pittman
A gem of a win. Reporting on a home game for once. What pitching problems? Do they serve crow at Ruggles? Dancing in the aisles. Meeting a celeb.

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At the Quarter Pole
added 05/20 by John Lauck
Forty games of a baseball season is not a lot of time by which to judge how things are going, but we can begin to make a few assessments of how the Astros are performing even with this small a sample.

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Chris Truby and the Hard Facts of Baseball
added 05/16 by Steve Cutchen
The Vinny Castilla signing was the right thing to do. And by now you've seen and heard much to support it. But what of Chris Truby? Why not keep Chris and release Charlie Hayes? This Knuckleball examines both the Castilla signing and the Truby move. Once again, Gerry Hunsicker has outthought us all.

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Great Move. Yes, you are all wrong.
added 05/15 by Todd Brody
The Astros signed a third-baseman today who has more career home runs than anyone on the team with the exception of Jeff Bagwell, the Astros didn't have to give up a single player to sign him, and he is going to cost less than $200,000. And yet, you all complain. Here's why, once again, you're all wrong.

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Brower Showers Early
added 05/15 by Darrell Pittman and Susan Evans
A pitcher chased, his hopes lie waste. The wonders of Cincinnati shopping on a Sunday. Exhibitionism in the parking garage. Poetic justice. The trip home.

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Porkopolis Blues
added 05/13 by Darrell Pittman
After a rainout Friday night, the Good Guys split a twin-bill with the Reds. Susan and I find much to like in Cincy. Film at 11.

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Craig Biggio and the Hall of Fame
added 05/06 by Ray Kerby
With Craig Biggio recently picking up his 2000th career hit in Montreal, the time seems right to comprehensively evaluate his case for Hall of Fame induction.

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Just when you thought the situation was muddled...
added 05/03 by Darrell Pittman
Okay, I wasn't 'At The Game' this series. I watched the game on TV just like everyone else. But the good guys are at a critical watershed, and the situation is, in my view, even more muddled than before.

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Move Along, Nothing to See Here
added 05/02 by Todd Brody
After two games at Shea, I've seen nothing to suggest that this team is any better than last year's team. And I'm wondering whether it is really worth the abuse that I subject myself going to see the Astros play at Shea -- especially with "Drawves -- Not a Fairy Tale" showing on HBO tonight.

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One month down, five to go
added 05/01 by Ray Kerby
With a month of baseball in the ledger book, now is a good time to step back and evaluate how far the Astros have come since last year's debacle and how far they still need to go.

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Decision Time
added 04/29 by Darrell Pittman
Having personally watched Jose Lima's meltdown against the Florida Marlins on Friday night, I am convinced that it is time for the Astros to pull the plug on Lima and put him in the bullpen, and put Bottenfield in the rotation in his place.

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It's closing time for Lima time
added 04/27 by Todd Brody
Yes, it's early in the season. Yes, he has only had four starts. But it is time for the Astros to get rid of Jose Lima, regardless of how he pitches tonight. And no one will be more sad than myself because Lima is a real throwback to the time when players actually cared about the fans.

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Left-Handed Madness
added 04/25 by Todd Brody
I'm left-handed myself. I'm certainly not a self-hating lefty (although I do bat right-handed). Even my politics are left-leaning. But I simply cannot understand the fascination that Gerry Hunsicker has with left-handed pitchers. Just because a pitcher is left-handed does not make him Randy Johnson or Mike Hampton.

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USA? Meet Wade Miller!
added 04/23 by Steve Cutchen
On ESPN Sunday Night Baseball, the Astros win a series clinching game against the Central Division rivals St. Louis Cardinals. Wade Miller stepped on the national stage and did nothing less than pitch great, assuming the NL lead in strikeouts. But more important, this was a game we would probably have lost last year.

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A Tale of Two Pitchers
added 04/15 by Susan Evans and Darrell Pittman
Two very different pitchers showed up for Saturday’s Cardinals-Astros game. One started strong but got shaky. The other started shaky, but then settled in and got strong. We’ll describe the game itself later.

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ROAD TRIP!
added 04/14 by Susan Evans and Darrell Pittman
After a sudden inspiration Wednesday night, my fiancee Susan and I decided to load the car and drive up to Saint Louis to see the Astros take on the Cardinals.

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Connected To The Game
added 04/13 by John Lauck
My classmates laughed at me in 1968 when Detroit got down to St. Louis 3 games to 1 in the World Series and I said the Tigers would come back and win it, but I called it, my friends, I called it.

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Who the Heck is Aramis Ramirez?
added 04/08 by Steve Cutchen
Aramis Ramirez sees eight pitches and hits three home runs. Scott Elarton reverts to his Spring Training form. Two 'first time' pitchers step up for the Bucs. Pirates win 9-3. Is this Deja Vu all over again?

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Miller Time! I'm 3 Sheets to the Wind!
added 04/05 by Steve Cutchen
OK... so I wasn't AT the game in body, but I was in spirit! I've collected some insight on this Game Three of the season from my scorecard.

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Our Predictions for 2001
added 04/01 by The Astros Daily staff
The 2001 Opening Day is imminent, meaning that it’s time for everyone to make their predictions for the upcoming season. Naturally, that includes the contributors of The Astros Daily.

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A Total Baseball afternoon
added 03/24 by Ray Kerby
I finally picked up the latest edition of Total Baseball and realized that this book may be the only one that gives the Astros greats their due. Take a look at some of the information I stumbled across while leafing through the book's 2500+ pages.

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Under the Clouds in Kissimmee
added 03/18 by David Duez
David Duez wraps up his trip to Florida with his observations from the team's 2-1 victory over the Phillies.

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Quick Thoughts from Kissimmee
added 03/17 by David Duez
Longtime Astro fan David Duez gives his first-hand observations on the Astros during his visit to Florida.

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Catcher ERA: The Sequel
added 03/16 by Steve Cutchen
In the Astros Daily Forum, David in Jackson brought up something that I posted about in my very first Knuckleball... Can a catcher's performance really affect pitcher performance? This sequel Knuckleball provides more insight.

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Hakeem. And Jeff. And Craig.
added 03/14 by Steve Cutchen
So we've seen Hakeem Olajuwon for the last time in a Rocket's uniform. Damn. This Knuckleball asks how great is it to experience special hometown athletes like this? And what are YOUR responsibilities, Astro Fan?

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Life on the Farm
added 03/09 by John Lauck
Last year, a lot of fans from Houston drove up to Round Rock to see the Express play. This year, if they play as well as they are capable, the Zephyrs may make a road trip to New Orleans quite worthwhile.

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The Long Grind Begins
added 03/01 by John Lauck
When he was a broadcaster for the Astros and needed to put some troublsome period for the ballclub in a broad perspective, Larry Dierker used to say of the major league baseball season that it was, more than anything else, long. Friends, ready or not, the long grind is once again upon us.

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2001 Central Division Champions: The Milwaukee Brewers??
added 02/23 by Matthew Becker
With the season upon us, and most writers only counting the Cardinals, Astros, and Reds as having a chance at winning the division, one team is constantly overlooked. Is this the year of the beer men?

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Meluskey/Ausmus Part Deux
added 02/14 by Todd Brody
It takes a big man to admit that he might be wrong, and I'm a big man. Maybe the Ausmus/Meluskey trade wasn't so bad. And because I love you so much, here's a movie review as well.

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Know Thy Enemy
added 02/14 by John Lauck
Enough about the Astros already. Any dodo knows that in a team sport, you have to spend at least some of your time paying attention to the teams you play in your own division.

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Conventional Wisdom?
added 02/11 by Steve Cutchen
The Hot Stove season is finally coming to an end, with Spring Training right around the corner. All during the off season, we at Astros Daily have posted links to the various prognostications. So what is the consensus? And did they get it right?

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An Interview with J.R.
added 01/31 by Ray Kerby
Thanks to the Honor J.R. campaign, I was fortunate enough to be put in contact with J.R. Richard himself. After a brief introduction, J.R. was gracious enough to answer a few questions and agreed to have them put up on The Astros Daily. Enjoy!

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Thunder Off The Bench
added 01/31 by John Lauck
As a player for the Astros, there's one thing about Daryle Ward of which we can be certain: when he hits the ball, it goes a long way. Trouble is, for both Ward and the Astros' management, he needs to hit the ball far more often in 2001 in order to be considered successful.

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Dotel Anybody, But Octavio's a Key Man
added 01/25 by John Lauck
With Shane Reynolds out until at least May (and perhaps longer) with a surgically-repaired knee, and Jose Lima's ability to regain his control and composure pitching at home and on the road under serious question, Octavio Dotel may emerge as the most important man in the Astros' revamped starting rotation.

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Deshaies gets his due
added 01/18 by Ray Kerby
As the Hall of Fame campaign for Jim Deshaies closes shop, criticism is now coming from all sides about Houston Chronicle writer John Lopez and his decision to cast a vote for Deshaies. Personally, I don't see what all of the fuss is about.

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Meluskey - Good Riddance!
added 01/12 by Steve Cutchen
There's been a lot of bashing by Astros hot stovers over the Meluskey for Ausmus deal. This Knuckleball is an alternative view.

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The Five Men In
added 01/11 by John Lauck
Everybody knows that, going into the 2001 season, the Astros' most obvious weakness is their pitching staff. Everybody also knows that their strength is their outfield. But while GM Gerry Hunsicker has made several moves this off-season to shore up the pitching, and is working diligently to keep the powerhouse outfield intact for the next few years, not much attention has yet been paid to another part of the ball club that may be as crucial as any other part to the fortunes of the team this year: the infield.

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Will the Astros make the playoffs next season?
added 01/09 by Todd Brody and Ray Kerby
Todd and Ray take opposing sides in the burning question at the forefront of every Astros fan's mind. Will the Astros make the playoffs? Read Todd's point and Ray's counterpoint and decide for yourself who was the most convincing.

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What to do in 2002?
added 01/07 by Matthew Becker
Does this team have any money left to compete after 2001? Here are the numbers, the solutions are a little harder to come by.

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Mirror, mirror...
added 01/03 by Ray Kerby
January is here and the Astros and their fans must certainly be welcoming the new year. After all, 2000 was certainly nothing for Astros fans to write home about, and we are all glad that last season is behind us. Or is it?

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Nightmare on Crawford Street
added 12/27 by Matthew Becker
Looking at the lineup and the depth on this team, if Jeff Bagwell sustains any type of serious injury, the chances of Houston winning any reasonable amount of games (not to mention any shot at the division) are completely flushed down the toilet.

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Gehrig, McGwire... Bagwell?
added 12/27 by Ray Kerby
Everyone in Houston knows that Jeff Bagwell is a star, but does he really stack up well against his peers? And will he eventually earn a seat at the table of Hall of Famers? Inquiring Astros fans want to know...

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Dirty Rotten Scoundrel
added 12/19 by Ray Kerby
Tuesday was a day of contrasts. In one moment, Drayton McLane makes his "poor man" case. In another, he's signing Jeff Bagwell for $17 million a year. OK, so which is it?

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Time To Win
added 12/18 by Todd Brody
Last week when I suggested trading Wilfredo as part of a package for Wells I was told that you can't "mortage the future" for a thirty-eight year old pitcher. Well, you're wrong. And here's why.

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A Hazy Shade of Winter
added 12/13 by John Lauck
Baseball’s winter meetings used to give fans not only something to talk about over the long, cold, gray months from December to March, but also a sense of hope that their team could either defend its championship from the previous year or blossom into a contender. Not so any more.

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Just how bad does this deal suck?
added 12/13 by Todd Brody
Can't sleep? Can't eat? Trade still gnawing at your gut? Don't worry, I've hashed it all out for you. Here is why the deal sucks, and here is the only way in which the deal makes sense.

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The Catcher Swap: Who Won?
added 12/12 by Ray Kerby
My timing is terrible. Just two days ago I sat down to write my next column about the team's lack of winter activity. Given the team's poor track record in previous winters, the title was going to be "No News is Good News". And with the Meluskey trade now the latest addition to the Astros' trade lore, my gut feeling was that I couldn't have been more right. But I was wrong.

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How Uncle Alkie Saved Baseball
added 12/11 by Alkie
Contracts for more than $250M? Free agents only available for 6 defined teams? Teams trading the same players...AGAIN???

TURN BACK NOW! THIS WAY LIES MADNESS!!!

I know that no one has actually come out and formally asked me to fix the game, but I know that you all were thinking it, so here goes.

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Love is in the Air
added 11/29 by Ray Kerby
What is it with you people? I start an Astro fan site and you go bonkers! Well before everyone jumps to conclusions about the intentions of this site and its relationship to Kev & Scott's Astros Connection, let me set the record straight before any more time is wasted over this non-issue.

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A Long, Cold Winter
added 11/25 by Ray Kerby
What a difference a year makes. One winter, your team is a three-time division champion coming off of the two most successful seasons in franchise history, and then suddenly it has become a floundering team in need of a big-name free agent to merely get back to .500. What happened?

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