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Index of Past Articles
Game 61: Astros at Red Sox lineups and notes - Boston Globe
Astros vs Red Sox picks and predictions: AL beasts collide again - Covers
Yankees writers cannot stop writing about the Astros sign stealing - SportsTalk 790
Red Sox look for payback against Astros - Field Level Media
Strange but true: 2 Astros take helicopter to game during tropical storm - KHOU-TV
On deck: Astros at Red Sox - Houston Chronicle
Top 5 reasons for the Astros' recent success - SportsMap
Perez takes center stage vs. Astros - MLB.com
Things are looking up for Astros - Houston Chronicle
The secret Yankees ballpark inspection that set off the Astros - SNY
Greinke, Garcia Cage Jays
- Astros Daily
Astros offense backs Garcia's solid start - Houston Chronicle
Garcia becoming an X-factor - Houston Chronicle
Altuve’s leadoff homer sparks Astros over Blue Jays - Field Level Media
Astros grab series victory with win over Blue Jays in finale - SportsMap
Takeaways from Blue Jays' first Buffalo homestand of 2021 - Buffalo News
Diaz out 6-8 weeks with broken hand - Field Level Media
Astros shuffle defense for Sunday's series finale against Blue Jays - Houston Chronicle
Diaz out 6-8 weeks with hand fracture - Houston Chronicle
Diaz out 6-8 weeks - Astros.com
Video Story: Astros power past Blue Jays - Astros.com
Diaz lands on IL with fractured hand - Astros.com
'Incredible' Garcia battles, keys Astros' win - Astros.com
Garcia keeps rolling, Astros take 2 out of 3 from Toronto - Associated Press
Dodgers ace's spin rate dips after MLB vows to punish cheaters - Houston Chronicle\
The tweak behind Correa's resurgence for the Astros - Houston Chronicle
Diaz leaves Astros-Jays game after being hit by pitch - Houston Chronicle
Buffalo's Sahlen Field brings a new experience for Astros - Houston Chronicle
How many strikes are too many for Urquidy? - Houston Chronicle
Blue Jays rough up Urquidy in Astros' loss - Houston Chronicle
Video Story: Astros, Blue Jays continue set - Astros.com
Injuries & Roster Moves: Castro progressing - Astros.com
Altuve heating up at leadoff; Castro update - Astros.com
'Too many strikes' get the best of Urquidy - Astros.com
Blue Jays beat Astros 6-2, D%EDaz injured in 4th inning - Associated Press
The Astros cheating scandal and baseball’s sign stealing history - New York Daily News
Blue Jays look to continue success in Buffalo vs. Astros - Field Level Media
An Astros fan travels abroad – to Arlington - Houston Chronicle
Astros success at starting pitching comes with unintended consequences - SportsMap
Takeaways from series against Red Sox - Houston Chronicle
Houston's stretch of stellar pitching ends as Astros fall to Red Sox in finale - SportsMap
Red Sox fans think Valdez got away with illegal substance on his glove - FanSided
Red Sox snap Astros’ four-game winning streak - Field Level Media
On deck: Astros at Blue Jays - Houston Chronicle
Astros fall flat, drop series finale to Red Sox - Houston Chronicle
Video Story: Astros drop finale to Red Sox - Astros.com
Emanuel (left elbow surgery) out for season - Astros.com
Astros wrap solid homestand with loss - Astros.com
Red Sox shut down Astros, avoid four-game sweep in Houston - Associated Press
Good Starts Key Series Win
- Astros Daily
Alvarez to start in left field - Houston Chronicle
Simulated game looms, but no timetable for McCullers' return - Houston Chronicle
A third of the way through Astros' season, we see the beauty of 162 - Houston Chronicle
Red Sox vs. Astros prediction: Boston the pick - VSiN
Odorizzi, Astros try to complete four-game sweep of Red Sox - Field Level Media
Valdez fans 10 as Astros clip Red Sox - Field Level Media
Injuries & Roster Moves: Brantley back soon - Astros.com
Video Story: Astros defeat Red Sox again - Astros.com
Into left field: Alvarez grabs a glove - Astros.com
Valdez's strength leads to imposing outing - Astros.com
Valdez gives Astros another strong start, stifles Red Sox - Associated Press
Red Sox at Astros odds, picks and prediction - USA Today
Garcia setting himself apart - Houston Chronicle
Red Sox order continue struggles in loss to Astros - Boston Herald
Red-hot rookie Luis Garcia pitches Astros past Red Sox - Field Level Media
Astros injury report: Updates on Brantley, Castro - Houston Chronicle
Berkman takes over HBU baseball program - Houston Chronicle
Video Story: Astros power past Red Sox - Astros.com
Injuries & Roster Moves: Castro placed on IL - Astros.com
Clemens presents wheelchair to Army vet - Astros.com
Garcia builds case with 'outstanding stuff' - Astros.com
Garcia throws 7 solid innings, Astros beat Red Sox - Associated Press
Cora takes issue with former Astros GM Luhnow - FanSided
Urquidy's swift pace - Houston Chronicle
E-Rod can't cool Houston's hitters - Providence Journal
Tucker, Urquidy lead Astros' rout of Red Sox - Field Level Media
Astros Injury Notes: Urquidy, Taylor, Gurriel, Alvarez, McCullers - MLB Trade Rumors
'Dream come true' Astros legend tapped to lead Houston university's baseball program - KTRK-TV
Astros trending upward with key arms back - Astros.com
Taylor 'ready to go'; Diaz's regimen paying off - Astros.com
Video Story: Bats erupt (11 runs) in rout of Sox - Astros.com
Tucker, Astros down former bench coach Cora, Red Sox 11-2 - Associated Press
Astros beat the Padres but problems remain - Houston Chronicle
Padres drop finale to Astros as Blake Snell shelled again - San Diego Union-Tribune
Astros suffer disastrous 12-inning loss to Padres - Houston Chronicle
Strom: 'Pen struggles a 'learning process' - Astros.com
Astros looking for revamped baserunning strategies from Myles Straw - Houston Chronicle
'That’s what aces do': Greinke stymies SD - Astros.com
Greinke throws 8 solid innings, Astros beat Padres 7-4 - Astros.com
Greinke Grounds Padres
- Astros Daily
Astros look to solve Padres, Darvish - Field Level Media
Padres score seven in the 11th to top Astros - Field Level Media
Padres pour it on Astros in 11th inning, win series opener - San Diego Union-Tribune
Fans say they feel safe at MMP despite recent brawl - KTRK-TV
Astros put Brantley on IL; Alvarez out of lineup - Houston Chronicle
Injuries & Roster Moves: Brantley, Castro - Astros.com
Prospect duo among top performers - Astros.com
Video Story: McCormick slugs 2-run homer - Astros.com
Brantley (hamstring) lands on 10-day IL - Astros.com
Framber's strong return; Chas shows pop - Astros.com
How Correa and Astros stack up to Tatis, Padres - SportsMap
Value in fading Houston’s pitching - Action Network
Fans involved in brawl at Astros-Dodgers game banned from MMP for 1 year - Houston Chronicle
Astros on verge of critical answers to pressing questions - SportsMap
On deck: Padres at Astros - Houston Chronicle
The case for fanaticism and vigilance from Astros fans - SportsMap
Astros, Dodgers fan fight is MLB’s failure - Call to the Pen
Bauer has no choice but to praise Astros hitters after rough outing - Los Angeles Times
Bauer struggles as Dodgers' win streak ends in loss to Astros - Los Angeles Times
MLB's new diversion keeps heat on Astros, off Dodgers - SportsMap
Astros turn away Pujols, LA for needed win - Astros.com
Piecing together the bullpen puzzle - Houston Chronicle
Inbox: Pitching reinforcements on the way? - Astros.com
I regret to inform you that the Astros lost this fan fight badly - Houston Chronicle\
Padres Visit Amidst Rotation Shakeup
- Astros Daily
Dodgers fans found so many ways to taunt the Astros and their fans in Houston - USA Today
Kershaw's strong start gives Dodgers 9-2 win over Astros - Associated Press
Kershaw, Dodgers enjoy strong L.A. fan support in Houston - ESPN
Dodgers rout Astros, run winning streak to eight games - Field Level Media
Kershaw triumphant in his return to Houston as Dodgers rout Astros - Los Angeles Times
Astros fall flat as Dodgers romp in series opener - Houston Chronicle
No. 2 prospect collects 4 hits, drives in 3 - Astros.com
Valdez getting close - Astros.com
Video Story: Astros, Dodgers open series - Astros.com
Frustrated Astros undone by walks - Astros.com
How MLB stacked the deck against Astros in latest off-field competition - Houston Press
Kelly has perfect quote on upcoming Astros series - Dodgers Way
How to watch the Dodgers vs. Astros (5/25/21) - MLive.com
Dodgers vs. Astros odds, preview, prediction - Action Network
What you need to know about the bad blood between the Astros and LA - Dodgers Nation
Astros, Dodgers set to renew rivalry in 2021 - Last Word on Baseball
Dodgers set to face Astros in Houston with new history, packed stadium - Los Angeles Times
Dodgers set to face Astros with new history, packed stadium - Associated Press
Astros fans know their team cheated: Here’s why they’re ready to move on - Los Angeles Times
Astros facing key stretch at difficult moment - Houston Press
Kershaw vs. Greinke showdown on tap for Dodgers-Astros opener - Field Level Media
Yanks, Astros defend right to cut minor league clubs - Law360
MMP becomes proving ground for Astros - Houston Chronicle
3 factors will pressure Astros next big move - SportsMap
Dodgers, Padres, Red Sox present challenging homestand for Astros - Houston Chronicle\
On deck: Dodgers at Astros - Houston Chronicle\
Astros fans travel to Arlington - Houston Press
A bullpen in disarray - Houston Chronicle
Garcia beats Astros in 10th again, Rangers sweep in 3-2 win - Associated Press
Garcia propels Rangers to sweep of Astros - Field Level Media
Astros suffer another walkoff loss in series sweep against Rangers - Houston Chronicle
Astros swept by Rangers who get another extra-inning walk-off - SportsMap
Bauer set to pitch in crowded MMP for Dodgers series - Houston Chronicle
Video Story: Astros, Rangers battle in finale - Astros.com
Alvarez in a 'funk'; 'pen searches for answers - Astros.com
Three takeaways after a tough road trip - Astros.com
Astros Stumble In Arlington
- Astros Daily
Alvarez absent from Astros' Sunday lineup - Houston Chronicle
Rangers defeat Astros behind Garcia’s 2 HRs - Field Level Media
Garcia hits 2 more home runs, powers Rangers past Astros 8-4 - Associated Press
McCormick deserves more playing time - Houston Chronicle
Bullpen breaks down again in Astros' loss to Rangers - Houston Chronicle
Houston's bullpen falters again, Rangers secure series win - SportsMap
Astros recall Taylor Jones from Triple-A Skeeters - Houston Chronicle
No. 28 prospect HRs twice for Fayetteville - Astros.com
Video Story: Astros, Rangers continue set - Astros.com
Smith on 800 appearances: 'I'm thankful'' - Astros.com
Correa to McCormick: 'I’m impressed' - Astros.com
Reinforcements on the way soon for Astros pitching staff - Houston Chronicle
Astros, streaking Altuve set for matchup with Rangers - Associated Press
Astros vs. Rangers prediction: Snap up the Over - VSiN
Garcia’s homer in 10th gives Rangers 7-5 win over Astros - Associated Press
Astros collapse as Rangers walk off - Houston Chronicle
Correa replaces Diaz in Astros-Rangers opener after apparent injury - Houston Chronicle
Former Yankees catcher accuses Rockies of Astros-like sign-stealing system - CBS Sports
Astros open series with short bench - Astros.com
Video Story: Astros, Rangers duel in Texas - Astros.com
'It's surreal': Ivey on his Major League debut - Astros.com
Nolan Ryan, MLB's strikeout king, is sick of all the strikeouts - InsideHook
Astros Reclaim First From A's
- Astros Daily
Maldonado's 3 RBIs lead Astros over A's 8-4 and into 1st - USA Today
Altuve takes 14-game hit streak into matchup with Rangers - Associated Press
Takeaways from series against A's - Houston Chronicle
On deck: Astros at Rangers - Houston Chronicle
Melvin quiet on why he was ejected in Astros-Athletics game - NBC Sports
Astros stay hot, unseat A’s atop AL West - Field Level Media
Maldonado sparks Astros' win over A's, push into first place - Houston Chronicle
Here are the decisions that await Astros ahead of the trade deadline, stretch run - SportsMap
Video Story: Astros win series finale vs. A's - Astros.com
Stat of the Day: Altuve's streak continues - Astros.com
How the Astros can stay atop the AL West - Astros.com
Let's discuss some important quarter point Astros observations - SportsMap
Astros’ latest announcement feels like slap in the face to LAD - Dodgers Way
Astros thump Athletics 8-1 - Associated Press
Athletics look to keep momentum, take series from Astros - Field Level Media
Greinke turns back the clock - Houston Chronicle
Astros beat Athletics behind Greinke - Bay Area News Group
Astros exercising patience with Straw - Houston Chronicle
Astros promoting pitching prospect Ivey to majors - Houston Chronicle
Stat of the Day: Altuve climbing the charts - Astros.com
Video Story: Astros take middle game vs. A's - Astros.com
'Surprised' Ivey to make MLB debut Friday - Astros.com
Gurriel (4 RBIs), Greinke (8 IP) take down A's - Astros.com
Bullpen's limits on display during collapse - Houston Chronicle
Laureano propels Athletics to comeback victory vs. Astros - Associated Press
Laureano powers Athletics to walk-off 6-5 win vs. Astros - NBC Sports
Astros open MMP to maximum capacity for next homestand - Houston Chronicle
Valdez shows solid command in first rehab outing - Houston Chronicle
Stat of the Day: Altuve passes Berkman - Astros.com
Video Story: Astros fall in opener vs. A's - Astros.com
Dusty visits son at Cal; MMP 100% capacity - Astros.com
A's late rally ends Astros' 6-game win streak - Astros.com
A’s-Astros series preview - Marin Independent Journal
Woman attacked after leaving Astros game - KTRK-TV
AL West leaders clash as Astros visit Athletics - Field Level Media
Astros will increase to maximum capacity for fans at MMP through remainder of season - KPRC-TV
Valdez, Odorizzi set for rehab outings - Houston Chronicle
Takeaways from series sweep of Rangers - Houston Chronicle
McCormick propels Astros to sweep of Rangers - Field Level Media
Astros place Urquidy on Injured List - MLB Trade Rumors
Gurriel sparks four-run eighth as Astros complete sweep of Rangers - Houston Chronicle
Eighth-inning rally powers Astros to series sweep over Rangers - SportsMap
Stat of the Day: McCullers' dominant stretch - Astros.com
Video Story: Astros finish off sweep - Astros.com
Garcia gets first W, provides quality outings - Astros.com
'Fans were rocking' after Astros' bats awaken - Astros.com
Astros finish off four-game sweep of lowly Rangers - Associated Press
Houston Sweeps Rangers, Fly To Oakland
- Astros Daily
Astros place Urquidy on IL, activate Paredes - Houston Chronicle
Correa aims to guide Astros to sweep of Rangers - Field Level Media
Altuve puts 10-game hit streak on the line against Rangers - Associated Press
Correa, Tucker surging - Houston Chronicle
Astros extend winning streak, hang on to defeat Rangers - Field Level Media
Astros Notes: Minor Leaguers, Valdez, Urquidy - MLB Trade Rumors
Stat of the Day: Correa's OPS rising - Astros.com
Video Story: Streaking Astros hold off Rangers - Astros.com
Veteran Smith eyeing lofty goal: 1,000 games - Astros.com
Correa (2-run HR) gets into swing of things - Astros.com
Astros aim to walk over Rangers again - Field Level Media
Maldonado homers, Greinke goes 7 as Astros rout Rangers 10-4 - Associated Press
Greinke's rebound outing - Houston Chronicle
Rangers pitchers draw manager’s ire after eight walks in loss to Astros - Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Astros offense annihilates rival Rangers - Houston Chronicle
Astros to 'maximize' capacity at MMP for next homestand - Houston Chronicle
Trio combines for Low-A no-hitter - Astros.com
Stat of the Day: Astros walk all over Texas - Astros.com
Notes: Valdez set for rehab; Yuli's turnaround - Astros.com
Video Story: Astros cruise vs. Rangers - Astros.com
Bottom of lineup steps up as Astros stay hot - Astros.com
Thoughts on a 4-3 Rangers loss - Lone Star Ball
Rangers fall to Astros after Straw scores on 11th inning wild pitch - Associated Press
Amid flurry of late decisions by Woodward, one might have cost Rangers - Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Slumping Rangers continue Texas tussle vs. ascending Astros - Field Level Media
An ugly, improbable win, but they'll take it - Houston Chronicle
11th-inning wild pitch lifts the Houston Astros over Rangers - Field Level Media
Gurriel out of lineup due to health and safety protocols - Houston Chronicle
Notes: Yuli held out with illness - Astros.com
Stat of the Day: Altuve extends hitting streak - Astros.com
Video Story: Astros walk off on mad dash - Astros.com
Straw-tomatic runner! Speedster wins it in 11 - Astros.com
Is José Altuve's hitting slump finally over? - Houston Chronicle\
The Astros just did something... good? - Golf Digest
High-powered Astros open four-game series against Rangers - Field Level Media
Astros slug season-high 5 homers to rout Angels 9-1 - Associated Press
Nabors doesn't want to be just another statistic - Houston Press
A hot Kyle Tucker is 'on the way' - Houston Chronicle
Astros rout Angels to take 3-game series - Field Level Media
On deck: Rangers at Astros - Houston Chronicle
Astros' rout of Angels comes with some concern - Houston Chronicle
Urquidy pulled from start with shoulder ailment - Houston Chronicle
Astros to provide furnished housing to minor league players - Associated Press
Classic Astros card: Morgan and Jackson - Astros.com
Stat of the Day: Gurriel cooking at home - Astros.com
Odorizzi faces hitters; Mr. October hired - Astros.com
Video Story: Angels, Astros clash in finale - Astros.com
Urquidy exits in 4th with shoulder discomfort - Astros.com
Astros hit season-high 5 HRs in rout of Halos - Astros.com
Houston Hammers Halos
- Astros Daily
Ohtani threw a nasty 82 mph slider and then went out and played right field - USA Today
Ohtani a one-man highlight show in Angels' loss to Astros - Los Angeles Times
Gurriel belts three-run homer to lead Astros past Angels - Field Level Media
Ohtani, McCullers duel into late innings as Astros beat Angels - Associated Press
Eighth-inning rally lifts Astros to rousing win over Angels - Houston Chronicle
Stat of the Day: No place like home for ace - Astros.com
Video Story: Pitchers' duel for Halos, Astros - Astros.com
'It was fun': McCullers outduels Ohtani - Astros.com
Correa's May struggles rear ugly head in loss to Angels - Houston Chronicle
Walsh’s four hits lead Angels’ rally over Astros - Los Angeles Times
Stat of the Day: Altuve keeps hitting - Astros.com
Video Story: Angels, Astros clash in opener - Astros.com
Get Dusty's 'picks: HOU can relax protocol - Astros.com
Garcia's solid start goes awry in sixth - Astros.com
Springer had a Houston homecoming at Friday's Astros game - Houstonia
Angels turn to pitching depth in visit to Astros - Field Level Media
Astros win series against the Blue Jays - Associated Press
Tucker's big day helps Astros win series over Blue Jays - SportsMap
Tucker hopes turnaround is on the horizon - Houston Chronicle
A-Breg's next big hit: 'Breggy Bomb Salsa' - Astros.com
Astros set to reach 85% vaccine threshold - Astros.com
Tucker’s 4-RBI day lifts Houston in finale - Astros.com
Family Feeling Highlights Jays, Astros
- Astros Daily
Astros a day away from hitting vaccination threshold mark for relaxed protocols - Houston Chronicle
Paredes, Valdez nearing return to Astros - Houston Chronicle
Correa gets planned day off - Houston Chronicle
If Springer makes Astros fans sad, Alvarez should bring (near) eternal joy - Paper City Mag
Self-inflicted wounds prove costly - Houston Chronicle
Blue Jays power past host Astros - Sportsnaut
The Biggios and Gurriels reconnect in win over Astros - Toronto Star
Astros sign Rivera to minors contract - MLB Trade Rumors
Injured Astros pitchers on the mend - Houston Chronicle
Stat of the Day: Bregman hitting treys - Astros.com
Biggio hits 'special' HR with dad in stands - Astros.com
A-Breg's next big hit: 'Breggy Bomb Salsa' - Astros.com
'He's a hitter': Yordan goes off once more - Astros.com
Video Story: Blue Jays, Astros clash in finale - Astros.com
Notes: Paredes close; Honorary Bat Girl - Astros.com
Biggio hits first HR in Houston, Jays top Astros 8-4 - Associated Press
Report: Astros complained to MLB about fan behavior - Larry Brown Sports
Altuve haters will boo all season - Call to the Pen
Skeeters' first season as Astros' Triple-A affiliate expected to boost local economy - Community Impact
Altuve's late homer helps lift Astros over Yankees in finale - SportsMap
Here's an exclusive peek at the madness inside Yankee Stadium with the Astros in town - SportsMap
Astros' shift let Torres astonishingly score from first on a ball that never left the infield - USA Today
Blue Jays head into Friday's matchup against Astros as underdogs - OddsShark
Altuve celebrates his birthday by getting revenge on taunting Yankees fans - USA Today
Altuve reacts to shutting up Yankees fans with clutch home run - NJ.com
Maldonado shines in return to Astros' lineup - Houston Chronicle
Altuve's birthday home run answers boos as Astros top Yankees - Associated Press
Albert Pujols, longtime Astros nemesis, released by Angels - Associated Press
How the Yankees scored from first on an infield single - Houston Chronicle
A reminder of what Jose Altuve still means for Astros - Houston Chronicle
Takeaways from series against Yankees - Houston Chronicle
On deck: Toronto Blue Jays at Astros - Houston Chronicle
Stat of the Day: Birthday boy's big blast - Astros.com
This is the biggest bat flip you'll ever see - Astros.com
Video Story: Astros, Yanks trade HRs in finale - Astros.com
Boo that! Altuve's go-ahead HR tops Yankees - Astros.com
Altuve Blast Salvages Series
- Astros Daily
Here's why the umpire from Astros-Yankees was even worse than we thought - SportsMap
The Astros are apparently crying to the MLB about fans taunting them in stadiums - BroBible
Salty fans, hot Yankees greet Astros in return to Bronx - Associated Press
Astros brace for more anger from Yankees fans - Field Level Media
What Astros thought of Yankees fans merciless booing - New York Post
Altuve's long night in the Bronx - Houston Chronicle
Yankees fans jeer 'cheater' Astros with boos, chants as home team wins - ESPN
Boone on Tuesday's Yankees-Astros game: 'It felt like a playoff atmosphere' - Yahoo Sports
With victory over Astros, the Yankees have a winning record - New York Times
Yankees legend Reggie Jackson working for rival Astros - New York Post
Yankees get some revenge on Astros, move above .500 - New York Post
In unfriendly confines, Astros fall apart in loss to Yankees - Houston Chronicle
Maldonado departs game after collision with Odor - Houston Chronicle
Yankees fans finally get long-awaited Astros grudge match - New York Post
Gacia seeks first MLB win - Astros.com
Stat of the Day: Greinke's 466th career start - Astros.com
Video Story: Astros fall to Yanks in opener - Astros.com
Maldonado avoids serious injury on collision - Astros.com
Greinke's short start leads to trouble in 6th - Astros.com
Yankees vs. Astros: Five things to know as rivals meet - CBS Sports
MLB Bets for Tuesday, May 4: Astros Win as ‘Dogs in the Bronx vs. Yankees - Sports Illustrated
Top 5 reasons to hate the Houston Astros - Bronx Pinstripes
Yankees-Astros series preview - Empire Sports Media
Astros at Yankees odds, picks and prediction - USA Today
Yankee Stadium bitterness awaits Astros after sign-stealing scandal - SportsMoney
New York plays Houston, aims to build on Kluber’s solid showing - Associated Press
Strange but true: Astros’ trade war with Montreal Expos over Donn Clendenon - KHOU-TV
Yankees’ 2017 loss to Astros one of NY baseball’s biggest what-ifs - New York Post
On deck: Astros at New York Yankees - Houston Chronicle
Yankees fans getting first chance to let cheating Astros hear their wrath - New York Post
Shame on Yankees if they don’t stick it to Astros - New York Post
Astros bracing themselves for Bronx jeers - Houston Chronicle
Yankees face Astros for first time since cheating scandal revealed - New York Daily News
Yankees, Astros to renew rivalry for first time since controversial ALCS - Sportsnet.ca
Straw challenges Yankees fans ahead of Astros series in The Bronx - FanSided
Astros may have stolen this Yankees core’s best chance at World Series - New York Post
Stellar pitching leads Astros to 3 consecutive series wins - SportsMap
Astros in no rush to use Alvarez in outfield - Houston Chronicle
Astros expect Paredes to return for next homestand - Houston Chronicle
At long last, Astros' minor leaguers ready to play ball - Houston Chronicle
Astros Enjoy Rare Success At The Trop
- Astros Daily
Astros plead for cheating heckles to end, but it’s Yankees Nation’s turn to vent - NJ.com
Miscues doom Astros in loss to Rays - Houston Chronicle
Yankees’ handling of Astros will be truest of tests - New York Post
Takeaways from series against Rays - Houston Chronicle
Rays rally to avoid sweep by the Astros - Field Level Media
Chapman looks ridiculously ready for Astros rematch - New York Post
Astros fully aware of what awaits them in return to New York - Houston Chronicle
Stat of the Day: Air Yordan returns - Astros.com
Video Story: Astros, Rays face off in finale - Astros.com
Alvarez snaps homerless streak in loss - Astros.com
Meadows, Margot lead Rays to avoid sweep vs. Astros - Associated Press
Mr. Traitor! Astros visiting Yankees this week with Reggie Jackson on payroll - NJ.com
Astros vs. Rays line, prediction: Houston’s bats get it done - VSiN
2021 Houston Astros April Takeaways - Last Word on Sports
Urquidy's birthday brilliance - Houston Chronicle
Urquidy pitches seven scoreless innings, Astros beat Rays - Associated Press
Stat of the Day: Urquidy's record vs. TB solid - Astros.com
Video Story: Astros edge Rays at The Trop - Astros.com
Alvarez’s 'simple' approach keys success - Astros.com
Urquidy dazzles with 7 scoreless to top Rays - Astros.com
Houston Astros at Tampa Bay Rays odds, picks and prediction - USA Today
Astros activate Scrubb - InsideNoVa
Astros roll past Rays in series opener - Houston Chronicle
Lance McCullers Jr. has a pitch for every occasion - Houston Chronicle
Rays have no answer for Lance McCullers in lopsided loss to Astros - Tampa Bay Times
McCullers dominates, Houston Astros dump Rays - Field Level Media
Hinch aware of Bronx status: ‘Not the most liked person’ - New York Post
Fleming relishing opportunity to face Astros - Tampa Bay Times
Astros activate Yordan Alvarez off injured list; Yuli Gurriel gets day off - Houston Chronicle
Stat of the Day: Baker up in record books - Astros.com
Video Story: 'Stros, Rays open ALCS rematch - Astros.com
Astros activate Yordan, Scrubb - Astros.com
McCullers 'unbelievable,' twirls 7 scoreless - Astros.com
How Yuli Gurriel's new approach at plate has made him a bargain for Astros - Houston Chronicle
Sorry, Yankees fans: Reggie Jackson works for the Astros now - Houston Chronicle
McCullers leads Astros over Rays in first meeting since ALCS - Associated Press
Astros Blanked In Finale
- Astros Daily
Pressly adjusts to Astros' fluid bullpen strategy - Houston Chronicle
Mariners vs. Astros line, prediction: Expect a lot of runs - VSiN
Patience pays off in comeback win - Houston Chronicle
Astros rally in eighth inning for comeback win over Mariners - Houston Chronicle
Astros place Alvarez on injured list - Houston Chronicle
Astros eye series sweep - Astros.com
Classic Astros card: Rookie Correa - Astros.com
Stat of the Day: Yuli adds to multi-hit total - Astros.com
Video Story: Mariners, Astros battle - Astros.com
Notes: Yordan placed on IL; finale SP - Astros.com
Here are 5 early surprises from the AL West - Astros.com
Anatomy of rally: Astros' 4-run 8th seals 'W' - Astros.com
George Springer will make Blue Jays' debut Wednesday night - Houston Chronicle
Bobby Dynamite dropped all kinds of Astros' train fun facts on us - Houston Chronicle
Big eighth inning lifts Astros past Mariners - Associated Press
The growth of Cristian Javier - Houston Chronicle
Watch Javier spill coffee on himself then dominate - Houston Chronicle
Javier dominates as Astros blank Mariners - Houston Chronicle
Astros put Baez on 60-day injured list after setback - Houston Chronicle
Astros Minor League Spring Training report - Astros.com
Alvarez, Gurriel a dynamic duo - Houston Chronicle
Stat of the Day: Javier's scoreless streak - Astros.com
Video Story: Mariners, Astros duel - Astros.com
Alex Bregman wants to help - Astros.com
Bagwell, Biggio inducted into Houston HOF - Astros.com
Valdez to face hitters 'ahead of schedule' - Astros.com
Coffee leaves only stain on Javier's night - Astros.com
Javier leads Astros over Mariners, back over .500 - Associated Press
Watch Javier spill coffee on himself then dominate - Houston Chronicle
How to Back Houston in Series Opener - Action Network
On deck: Astros vs. Mariners - Houston Chronicle
Astros with a weird start to 2021 - Houston Press
Astros waste McCullers' effort in loss to the Angels - Houston Chronicle
Ohtani's HR helps Angels end skid with 4-2 win over Astros - Associated Press
Takeaways from series against Angels - Houston Chronicle
Altuve likely to return to Astros lineup early this week - KPRC-TV
Shohei Ohtani's tie-breaking homer leads Angels to victory over Astros - Houston Chronicle
Astros anticipate Jose Altuve to return early this week - Houston Chronicle
Astros (11 XBH) pile on: 'It was a fun time' - Astros.com
Stat of the Day: Double-trouble Brantley - Astros.com
Video Story: Angels, Astros close series - Astros.com
'Fluke' hits spoil McCullers' quality start - Astros.com
Astros Take 3-of-4 From Halos
- Astros Daily
Angels fall 16-2 to Astros for fourth loss in a row - Los Angeles Times
Odorizzi out after 5 pitches with forearm tightness - ESPN
Odorizzi exits Angels game with forearm injury - Houston Chronicle
Astros insider: A much-needed offensive explosion - Houston Chronicle
Who is Kent Emanuel? Astros rookie dazzles in MLB debut - Sporting News
Emanuel makes history with first 8 2/3-inning relief appearance since 1988 - CBS Sports
Astros wallop Angels as Kent Emanuel shines in MLB debut - Houston Chronicle
Canning rocked in Angels’ blowout loss to - OC Register
Astros' Jose Altuve close to return after positive COVID-19 test - Reuters
Odorizzi out after 5 pitches with forearm tightness - St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Altuve confirms he tested positive for COVID-19 - Houston Chronicle
Garcia's pinch hit lifts Astros over Angels in extras - Houston Chronicle
Emanuel excels in 'wild' debut: 'I was ready' - Astros.com
Astros (11 XBH) pile on: 'It was a fun time' - Asrtos.com
Emanuel goes 8 2/3 in relief in MLB debut, Astros blast Angels - Associated Press
Astros seek third straight victory over visiting Angels - Field Level Media
Angels bullpen tarnishes fine start from Andrew Heaney in loss to Astros - Los Angeles Times
Garcia's walk-off single in 10th lifts Astros past Angels - Gwinnett Daily Post
Trout considered day to day, out of starting lineup for Angels vs. Astros - Los Angeles Times
Altuve cleared to return from health and safety protocols - Houston Chronicle
Stat of the Day: Greinke gives nothing away - Astros.com
Video Story: Highlights from Angels, Astros - Astros.com
Altuve cleared to return; Emanuel activated - Astros.com
Astros land last punch in up-and-down game - Astros.com
Astros bats come to life, end skid against Angels - Associated Press
Emanuel sending a message to MLB by wearing No. 0 - Houston Chronicle
Angels stumble against Astros - Los Angeles Times
Examining the Houston Astros' early struggles - Last Word on Sports
Astros return to form in win over Angels at home - SportsMap
How the Astros' rainbow uniform came to be - Astros.com
Stat of the Day: Javier's strikeout run - Astros.com
Correa in leadoff spot for 1st time in career - Astros.com
Video Story: Astros' bats come alive - Astros.com
Javier fans career-high 9 in rotation return - Astros.com
Astros bats come to life, end skid against Angels - Associated Press
How to watch tonight's Astros-Angels game on YouTube - Houston Chronicle
Struggling Astros look to stop 3-game slide against Angels - Associated Press
High-powered Angels visit slumping Astros - Nexstar Media
The Astros aquire the Sugar Land Skeeters. Here's why that's awesome - KHOU-TV
On deck: Los Angeles Angels at Astros - Houston Chronicle
As bats flail, ignitor Jose Altuve sorely missed - Houston Chronicle
Astros' offense continues cold snap as Rockies complete sweep - Houston Chronicle
Stat of the Day: Tucker hits into bad luck - Astros.com
Video Story: Astros, Rockies battle in snow - Astros.com
Maldonado agrees to extension with Astros - Astros.com
What's gone wrong for Astros during slump? - Astros.com
Astros' Class AA team to wear Whataburger Honey Butter Chicken Biscuits uniforms - Houston Chronicle
Astros lose nine out of 10, this time in snow flurries - Associated Press
Want to watch tonight's Astros-Angels game? Here's the only way. - Houston Chronicle
Snow what? Astros Drop Another
- Astros Daily
Astros play in coldest regular-season game in franchise history - Houston Chronicle
Astros' Corpus Christi affiliate adds tasty Whataburger-themed nickname - Houston Chronicle
Javier to return to Astros' starting rotation Thursday - Houston Chronicle
Astros officially acquire Skeeters franchise - Fort Bend Star
Astros make Maldonado's contract extension official - Houston Chronicle
COVID-19 vaccine side effects sideline Straw - Houston Chronicle
Why Thursday's Astros game isn't airing on television - Houston Chronicle
Key decisions prove fateful in loss to Rockies - Houston Chronicle
Bats scuffle, bullpen implodes again as Astros fall to Rockies - Houston Chronicle
Skeeters officially acquired by Astros - MiLB.com
How was quarantine? 'Super difficult,' says Bregman - Houston Chronicle
Astros finalize purchase of Skeeters - Houston Chronicle
Peña to have wrist surgery - Houston Chronicle
Something is off with the Astros, but it's not what you think - SportsMap
Bregman, Alvarez among 4 back from IL - Astros.com
Garcia's start 'phenomenal' on frigid night - Astros.com
Video Story: Astros, Rockies battle in snow - Astros.com
Maldonado agrees to extension with Astros - Astros.com
Baker on Chauvin verdict: 'Maybe this will help us heal' - Houston Chronicle
Astros bats go cold in loss in chilly Colorado - Houston Chronicle
Thiel: Fans give Astros hell, Mariners give two L's - Sportspress Northwest
Rockies, Astros stagger into series matchup - Field Level Media
Astros sorely in need of bridge repair - Houston Chronicle
Four Astros on COVID-19 list tentatively set to rejoin team - Houston Chronicle
On deck: Astros at Colorado Rockies - Houston Chronicle
Astros brace for one of coldest games in team history - Houston Chronicle
Bregman to return, Altuve still out (source) - Astros.com
Four key Astros set to return to lineup Tuesday - Houston Chronicle
Astros End Skid, Start Another
- Astros Daily
Mariners finally see success against Astros, take weekend series - Everett (WA) Herald
Takeaways from series against Mariners - Houston Chronicle
Astros muster one hit in dismal series-ending loss to Mariners - Houston Chronicle
Astros still unsure if McCullers will make his Tuesday start - Houston Chronicle
Haniger, Mariners keep rolling, top Astros - Field Level Media
Mariners ride big fifth inning to series win over Astros - SportsMap
Astros players sidelined by COVID-19 protocols cleared to resume workouts - Houston Chronicle
Solomon untouchable in MLB debut - Astros.com
Stat of the Day: Odorizzi reaches 1,000 Ks - Astros.com
Video Story: Astros battle Mariners in finale - Astros.com
Click optimistic club will hit vaccine threshold - Astros.com
Odorizzi finds footing, shows leadership - Astros.com
France delivers game-winning hit, Mariners drop Astros 6-5 - Associated Press
Fate brings Astros' Taylor Jones to Seattle, where it all started - Houston Chronicle
Mariners find way to rally again, beat Astros with Ty France’s walk-off double - Seattle Times
France delivers game-ending hit, Mariners drop Astros 6-5 - ESPN
Astros' skid reaches 6 games with Mariners' walkoff win - Houston Chronicle
Taylor carted off with injury - Houston Chronicle
Tucker gets day off to reset - Houston Chronicle
Astros not expecting players on COVID-19 injured list to return during road trip - Houston Chronicle
What's working for Astros ... and what's not? - Astros.com
McCormick, De Goti among top performers - Astros.com
Stat of the Day: Yuli boasts top OBP - Astros.com
Local kid Jones welcomes family to T-Mobile - Astros.com
Video Story: Astros give Mariners a fight - Astros.com
Taylor exits with severely sprained ankle - Astros.com
'Very emotional': Astros youngsters excel - Astros.com
Photos of overjoyed Ronnie Dawson making Astros debut warm the heart - Houston Chronicle
Bregman, wife suing San Antonio resort after wedding canceled - Houston Chronicle
Trying to explain the Astros' dreadful start at MMP - Houston Chronicle
Astros' Ronnie Dawson and the 'best hit I ever got' - Houston Chronicle
MLB should have postponed Astros game, McCullers says - Houston Chronicle
Fulmer, Tigers finish sweep of Astros - Field Level Media
Shorthanded Astros get swept by Tigers, lose fifth straight - Houston Chronicle
Five Astros sidelined by MLB's health and safety protocols - Houston Chronicle
Stat of the Day: Castro's impressive blast - Astros.com
Video Story: Tigers, Astros wrap up series - Astros.com
Altuve, Bregman among 5 headed to IL - Astros.com
McCullers labors on tough day for Astros - Astros.com
How Tucker got big results from a small fix in his swing - Houston Chronicle
Five Astros, including four starters, headed to injured list - Houston Chronicle
Shorthanded Astros get swept by Tigers - Associated Press
Astros Swept By Tigers; Slip From First
- Astros Daily
Astros insider: In search of a clutch hit - Houston Chronicle
Greinke, Astros toppled by Tigers in Hinch's return to MMP - Houston Chronicle
Hinch reflects on highs, lows of Astros tenure in return to Houston - ESPN
Astros fans shower A.J. Hinch with nothing but affection - Houston Chronicle
Reddick signs with Diamondbacks - Houston Chronicle
Astros ready to unveil Odorizzi vs. Tigers - Astros.com
Stat of the Day: Gurriel getting on base - Astros.com
Hinch returns to warm ovation in Houston - Astros.com
Video Story: Tigers, Astros clash in opener - Astros.com
Eephus king Greinke breaks new ground - Astros.com
Greinke ready to ditch a pitch: 'It was bad' - Astros.com
Astros fans give A.J. Hinch standing ovation in return to Houston - Houston Chronicle
Tigers hammer Astros in A.J. Hinch's return to Houston - Associated Press
Hinch back in Houston - Associated Press
Reddick signs with Diamondbacks - Savannah Morning News
Will MLB fans torment the Astros all season long? - Texas Monthly
Martinez latest feat puts more egg on faces of Astros brass - Call to the Pen
Hinch returns to Houston - KTRK-TV
Hinch isn't the one to yell at - Detroit Free Press
On deck: Detroit Tigers at Astros - Houston Chronicle
Faltering Bullpen Leads To Series Loss
- Astros Daily
Odorizzi set to make Astros debut against Tigers - Houston Chronicle
Bregman gets some extra rest for his legs - Houston Chronicle
A warm reception awaits A.J. Hinch - Houston Chronicle
Four takeaways from the Astros' 6-3 start - Houston Chronicle
On deck: Detroit Tigers at Astros - Houston Chronicle
Greinke starts series opener vs. Tigers - Astros.com
Stat of the Day: Tucker keeps producing - Astros.com
A first for everything: Alvarez lays down bunt - Astros.com
Hinch on Houston reunion: 'It's home for me' - Astros.com
Astros are hearing it on the road from trash-talking fans - Boston Globe
Seeking innings from starters, Astros continue series vs. A's - Field Level Media
McCullers Jr.: 'I want to be out there all night' - Houston Chronicle
A's defeat Astros for first time in six tries this season - Field Level Media
Astros put Paredes on injured list - Houston Chronicle
Astros' offense starts season on historic pace - Houston Chronicle
Straw shows off his prowess in center field - Houston Chronicle
Urquidy to get the ball in finale vs. A's - Astros.com
Video Story: Rival A's, Astros battle - Astros.com
Stat of the Day: Altuve the multihit machine - Astros.com
Paredes placed on IL; Straw wants 50 steals - Astros.com
McCullers' solid outing marred by inefficiency - Astros.com
Bregman dealing with sore legs - Astros.com
Musgrove throws no-hitter against lowly Rangers - Associated Press
Olson's 3-run blast lifts Athletics to win over Astros at last - Associated Press
Key factors that have fueled Astros hot start to season - SportsMap
Astros lost more than $100 MILLION last year in revenue - CW39
Examining the media's role in stoking Astros hate - SportsMap
Astros welcome fans back, but not all follow the mask requirement - KTRK-TV
Astros fans return favor, boo Athletics before Houston's 6-2 win - NBC Sports
Cheers! Astros baseball is back at MMP - Houston Chronicle
Astros club 3 homers in beating A’s again - Field Level Media
Altuve's homer a welcome reminder for Astros - Houston Chronicle
Astros fans return to MMP for home opener - Houston Chronicle
Paredes leaves game with apparent injury - Houston Chronicle
Astros wallop A's again in home opener - SportsMap
Odorizzi likely to join Astros during Tigers series - Houston Chronicle
Astros focusing on player safety after trash can incident - Houston Chronicle
Valdez resumes throwing program - Houston Chronicle
2020 Astros swag, bobbleheads are still up for grabs - KHOU-TV
Couple on opposites sides of the Astros-Athletics game - KHOU-TV
McCullers seeks more success against A's - Astros.com
Stat of the Day: Astros on record HR pace - Astros.com
Video Story: Astros beat A's in home opener - Astros.com
Odorizzi on track to join Astros' rotation soon - Astros.com
Paredes leaves outing due to side injury - Astros.com
HR-happy Astros set club mark, top A's again - Astros.com
Alex Bregman, Paul Wall team up for hype video - Houston Chronicle
Astros continue bashing A's with big win in home opener - Associated Press
A conversation with Astros pitching prospect Hunter Brown - FanGraphs
A look back at the first Astros game played in the Astrodome - KTRK-TV
Astros relish return of home crowd for Athletics' visit - Field Level Media
Will Minute Maid Park's roof be open or closed for the Astros game? Here's how they decide - KHOU-TV
Going to Minute Maid Park? Here are some guidelines. - Houston Chronicle
Cristian Javier gives Houston early value - Action Network
Downtown businesses hope to cash in on Astros' home opener - KTRK-TV
On deck: Oakland A's at Astros - Houston Chronicle
How the Correa impasse points to a familiar challenge in Astros negotiations - SportsMap
Roar of the crowd finally returning to MMP - Houston Chronicle
Where is Mike Fiers? - KPRC-TV
Knees of Alvarez appear just fine - Houston Chronicle
Correa expects big money after this season. Is he worth it? - Houston Chronicle
Check out these Houston Astros opening day deals - Houston Chronicle
Notes: Brantley available; Astros on fans - Astros.com
Iconic Astros card: J.R. Richard in '80 - Astros.com
Astros eager to reunite with fans at MMP - Astros.com
What you can expect when you attend an Astros game this season - Houston Chronicle
Breaking down how this Astros roster was built - Houston Chronicle
Angel Hernandez reminded everyone how terrible he is at his job during Astros-Angels game - SportsMap
Why Astros' strong start isn't surprising - MLB.com
Baker, Pressly and the 'perfect scenario' - Houston Chronicle
Correa's late homer powers Astros past Angels - Houston Chronicle
Baker losing patience after fans’ trash-can stunt - New York Post
Astros' top hitters keeping the pressure on - Astros.com
Astros head to Houston for '21 home opener - Astros.com
Stat of the Day: Astros win despite 15 K's - Astros.com
Video Story: Astros, Angels in HR-filled finale - Astros.com
Notes: Brantley available; Astros on fans - Astros.com
Correa blasts 1st HR in 9th, lifts Astros to 5-1 - Astros.com
Correa's 9th-inning homer puts Astros past Angels - Associated Press
Correa Keys Split With Halos
- Astros Daily
Fans at Angel Stadium pelt Astros with boos and a couple of trash cans - Los Angeles Times
Angels fans taunt Astros, throw trash cans on field during Monday night win - CBS Los Angeles
Angels fans throw trash cans, boo Houston Astros over cheating scandal - USA Today
Angels fans let trash cans fly during game vs. Astros - Fox News
Astros appear prepared for an all-time heel tour - Sports Illustrated
Angels rally to hand Astros first loss of season - Field Level Media
Multiple trash cans thrown onto field during Astros road game - Yahoo Sports
Walsh, Angels look to earn split with Astros - Field Level Media
Angels come from behind again to beat Astros - Orange County Register
Trash cans and a bullpen hiccup - Houston Chronicle
Astros fall to Angels for first loss of season - Houston Chronicle
Greinke back on mound to wrap road trip - Astros.com
Video Story: Astros, Angels open set - Astros.com
'Doing well,' Pettis visits Astros in Anaheim - Astros.com
Astros' top hitters keeping the pressure on - Astros.com
Abbott declines Rangers' first-pitch invite - Houston Chronicle
Angels rally in 8th inning to hand Astros first loss of season - Associated Press
Astros vs. Angels Monday injury report, probable pitchers, MLB odds - SportsLine
On deck: Astros at Angels - Houston Chronicle
Takeaways from sweep of A's - Houston Chronicle
Astros spank A's again to sweep season-opening series - Houston Chronicle
Astros don't expect to place Michael Brantley on injured list - Houston Chronicle
Stat of the Day: Bielak retires all 14 batters - Astros.com
Garcia opens series against Halos - Astros.com
Video Story: Astros sweep the A's - Astros.com
Notes: Brantley update; Castro gets start - Astros.com
Astros go 4-0 vs. A's: 'We just crushed them' - Astros.com
Astros batter A's to complete four-game sweep - Associated Press
Astros Sweep A's To Open Season
- Astros Daily
The Astros Are On A Mission - Astros Daily
A realistic extension for Carlos Correa - Call to the Pen
Guduan achieves odd wild pitch milestone in A's loss to Astros - Yahoo Sports
Raley bounces back - Houston Chronicle
Astros rout A's, improve to 3-0 - Field Level Media
Brantley day-to-day after getting hit in wrist - Houston Chronicle
Alvarez powers Astros' third straight win over A's - Houston Chronicle
Stat of the Day: Alvarez rips historic RBIs - Astros.com
Video Story: Astros' bats stay hot vs. A's - Astros.com
Baker treats Urquidy to a taste of home - Astros.com
Brantley day to day with right wrist injury - Astros.com
Healthy Alvarez shows '19 form with 1st HR - Astros.com
Alvarez hits 3-run homer as Astros beat A's again - Associated Press
Astros remaining cautious with Bregman - Houston Chronicle
Raley insists he's ready despite back issues - Houston Chronicle
Bauer blames Astros for restricted in-game video - Dodger Blue
Astros overpower A’s with extra-base hits - Field Level Media
Astros' hot hitters look to pick on A's again - Field Level Media
Luzardo's start against Astros explained by this odd stat - Yahoo Sports
Altuve and an unbelievable sacrifice fly - Houston Chronicle
Astros stay hot to begin season, blast A's - Houston Chronicle
Baker proud of 'big and bold move' MLB made by relocating All-Star Game from Atlanta - Houston Chronicle
If Astros won't pay Carlos Correa, who will be shortstop of the future? - Houston Chronicle
Abreu among top prospect performers - Astros.com
Astros eye third straight win to start '21 - Astros.com
Stat of the Day: Bregman joins rare HR club - Astros.com
Baker 'proud' of MLB's decision to move ASG - Astros.com
Video Story: Astros pull away from A's - Astros.com
Altuve scores … on an infield popup - Astros.com
MLB moving All-Star Game in response to voting restrictions - Associated Press
Bregman homers for 2nd straight day, Astros beat A's again - Associated Press
Astros booed loudly in Oakland - CBS Sports
A's fans didn't forget Astros scandal - USA Today
Silence was golden in 2020, but Astros will hear from crowds this year - Houston Chronicle
Greinke hopes Astros' wins will silence fans' boos - ESPN
A's aim to bounce back after rough opener vs. Astros - Field Level Media
A's fans get first crack at booing Astros players for stealing signs - Sporting News
Greinke in midseason form on Opening Day - Houston Chronicle
A’s Fans, finally in attendance, have little to cheer for in loss to Astros - San Jose Mercury News
Astros roll past A's to win season opener in hostile environment - Houston Chronicle
Astros cruise past A's for Opening Day win - SportsMap
Astros loudly booed by fans on opening day - Yahoo Sports
Correa planning for free agency, seeks 'big, long contract' - Associated Press
A's fans loudly boo Altuve in response to cheating scandal - Yahoo Sports
Astros get a taste of opposing fans after scandal fallout - Houston Chronicle
How Correa stalemate could activate Astros contingency plan sooner - SportsMap
Correa sounds headed for free agency as contract talks with Astros hit stalemate - Houston Chronicle
Correa discusses extension talks with Astros - MLB Trade Rumors
Astros start season with four pitchers on injured list - Houston Chronicle
Javier looks to build off strong rookie season - Astros.com
Video Story: Astros top A's in season opener - Astros.com
Brantley's opener HR streak - Astros.com
Baker's family, friends to visit at Coliseum - Astros.com
No extension, 'no hard feelings' for Correa - Astros.com
Greinke's gem lifts Astros to record OD win - Astros.com
How Oakland fans treated Astros players on opening day - Houston Chronicle
A's get standing ovation for hitting two Astros batters, still lose - Houston Chronicle
Greinke, Astros shut down A's for opening day rout - Associated Press
The Astros cheated - Book and Film Globe
Astros 2021 by the numbers: Five keys to the season - Houston Press
Six winning Houston Astro prop bets for 2021 season - Houston Press
A’s, Astros get playoff rematch to open season - Field Level Media
Energy high as Astros get set to open the season at Oakland - KATC-TV
Correa's deadline day converges with opening day for Astros - Houston Chronicle
Dusty's cool, but are the fragile Astros ready for Oakland? - Houston Chronicle
The expected opening-day lineup for Astros - Houston Chronicle
Luis Garcia gets nod to start fifth game for Astros - Houston Chronicle
Whataburger Field to host Astros alternate squad exhibition games - Corpus Christi Caller-Times
Astros announce tentative 2021 alternate site schedule - Astros.com
Notes: Roster rundown; Correa contract talks - Astros.com
Top Opening Day moments in Astros history - Astros.com
Notes: Baker sets rotation; Altuve to lead off - Astros.com
No surprises as Astros set 26-man roster - Astros.com
An Open Letter from Commissioner Manfred - Astros.com
Opening Day FAQ: Astros vs. A's - Astros.com
An Astros fan's guide to booing every other team in baseball - Houston Chronicle
PLAY BALL!
- Astros Daily
Astros End Florida With Tie
- Astros Daily
Astros announce 2021 Minor League staff - Astros.com
Correa declining Astros' extension offer could earn him much more in 2022 - SportsMoney
Astros finalize opening day roster - Houston Chronicle
Astros players to receive COVID-19 vaccine before Opening Day - Yard Barker
Astros to get COVID-19 vaccine ahead of 2021 campaign - theScore
Rangers and Astros will have the highest fan capacity in MLB - KNUE-FM
Astros hope to have enough for World Series run - Call to the Pen
Stripling confronted Springer about sign-stealing scandal - FanSided
Correa is forcing the Astros into a $120 million dilemma - Sportscasting
Astros will get vaccinations before opener - Astros.com
McCormick, García make Opening Day roster - Astros.com
Astros expect star power to return for '21 - Astros.com
Here's why you can't worry about Astros' spring training failings - Houston Chronicle
Astros near end of spring training, final roster cuts - KVEO-TV
Skeeters prepare for debut season as Astros' Triple A affiliate - Houston Business Journal
Pena stands out as top prospect in Astros organization - Bangor Daily News
Correa turns down big deal, deadline looms - Associated Press
McCullers locked in as leader of Astros' core of the future - Houston Chronicle
Fiers to start season on injured list, won't face Astros again - San Francisco Chronicle
Baker sets rotation for first series - Astros.com
Astros all business in preparing for '21 - Astros.com
Abreu seals spot on Opening Day roster - Astros.com
Stubbs, Toro join Straw in quarantine - Astros.com
The window remains very open for Astros - Houston Chronicle
Past, future converging for Astros this season - Houston Chronicle
Straw scratched from lineup due to COVID-19 protocols - Houston Chronicle
Abreu makes Astros' opening-day roster - Houston Chronicle
COVID-19 protocols sideline more Astros players - Houston Chronicle
Correa preparing to hit free agency - AS.com
Astros farmhands again will practice in Corpus Christi - KRIS-TV
The Astros are at an inflection point - Beyond the Box Score
Correa says he's preparing to be a free agent as extension talks with Astros stall - Houston Chronicle
Correa disappointed by ‘low’ contract offer from Astros (Video) - FanSided
Correa says he’s planning for free agency - KPRC-TV
Astros release pitcher Steve Cishek - Houston Chronicle
Correa calls Astros' 6-year, $120m contract offer 'really low' - Bleacher Report
Astros insider reveals how imminent Houston, Correa are to a deal - SportsMap
Everything you need to know about returning to Astros games at MMP - Eater Houston
McCullers agrees to $85M deal with Astros for 2022-26 - Associated Press
Odorizzi takes rough spring debut for Astros in stride - Houston Chronicle
Season-altering report on Astros pitcher puts AL West on notice - SportsMap
1 million vaccinations done at MLB parks - Astros.com
Strom talks Astros pitching during Q&A - Astros.com
Correa discusses latest contract offer - Astros.com
Likely leadoff man? Altuve belts leadoff HR - Astros.com
Astros, McCullers agree to long-term contract extension - Houston Chronicle
Astros to release Steven Souza Jr. - MLB Trade Rumors
Astros tickets now on sale - KTRK-TV
Can the Astros make the postseason? - Sportsbook Review
Will the Astros go over or under their win total in 2021? - DraftKings
Astros’ new leadoff hitter is pretty much the opposite of George Springer - FanSided
Smith returns to the diamond with heavy heart - KVEO-TV
Astros have made extension offer to Lance McCullers Jr. - MLB Trade Rumors
Astros single-game tickets on sale tomorrow - Astros.com
Baker still sorting out his bullpen - Houston Chronicle
Health screenings, bag policy among changes for Astros’ home games - Houston Chronicle
Astros, McCullers. in 'deep' contract extension talks - Houston Chronicle
Astros to release Souza. - Houston Chronicle
Astros Nip Mets, Prepare For Final Cuts
- Astros Daily
Astros won’t follow Rangers’ lead with fan attendance - FanSided
Abreu making strides: 'It's huge for me' - Astros.com
GM Click discusses Opening Day, '21 season - Astros.com
Astros' lineup vs. Mets offers likely preview of regular season - Houston Chronicle
Cishek continues to build strong case for spot in Astros' bullpen - Houston Chronicle
Astros won't exceed 50 percent capacity for April home games - Houston Chronicle
Altuve hits into rare triple play - Houston Chronicle
Stubbs departs game after being hit in head - Houston Chronicle
Astros could turn back clock with new leadoff hitter - FiveThirtyEight
Former Astros farmhand López named GB Women’s head coach - Mister Baseball
Astros' outfield depth lacking in three weeks of Grapefruit League play - Houston Chronicle
Zack Greinke’s reaction to Opening Day start is peak Zack Greinke - FanSided
Security guard trolls Alex Bregman in best way possible - FanSided
Greinke reacts to opener nod as only he can - Astros.com
Predicting Astros' 2021 Opening Day roster - Astros.com
Carlson, Nogowski push Cardinals past Astros 5-2 - Fox Sports Midwest
Astros pitching staff takes another hit with Scrubb injury - FanSided
Odorizzi on Astros camp [video] - Astros.com
Notes: Bielak's strong start; OF versatility - Astros.com
Bielak strengthens bid for spot in Astros rotation - Houston Chronicle
Baker has amazing analogy for Valdez’s healing powers - FanSided
It looks like good news for the Astros, Valdez - SportsMap
AL West X-factors: Springer-less Astros frontrunners? - MSN.com
Notes: Valdez healing; Báez a 'bit behind' - Astros.com
Scrubb exits game with shoulder soreness - Astros.com
Odorizzi eyes 1st homestand for Astros debut - Astros.com
Báez unlikely to be ready for opening day - Houston Chronicle
Baker: Valdez's situation 'short of a miracle' - Houston Chronicle
Odorizzi passes his introduction to the Astros' way of pitching - Houston Chronicle
Scrubb exits Astros spring training game with injury - Houston Chronicle
Astros shuffle outfield as a contingency plan - Houston Chronicle
Notes: Valdez healing; Báez a 'bit behind' - Astros.com
Báez unlikely to be ready for opening day - Houston Chronicle
Pettis' return to be delayed - Houston Chronicle
Bolsinger takes lawsuit against Astros to Texas - Dodger Blue
Single game tickets for Astros games go on sale in March - KPRC-TV
Bolsinger’s lawsuit against Astros dismissed - Last Word on Baseball
Astros Golf Foundation partners with the Mack Champ Invitational - Astros.com
Astros donating $65K to help build playground honoring fan who died - KTRK-TV
Astros foundation donates $65K to Brazosport ISD to fund playground - Astros.com
These 4 Astros roster spots are up for grabs - Astros.com
Abreu could use a strong finish - Houston Chronicle
Snitker puts work of the body into his body of work - Houston Chronicle
Astro Pitchers Receive Good/Bad News
- Astros Daily
Murphy hired as assistant pitching coach for Astros - Brown Daily Herald
Whitley undergoes Tommy John surgery - SportsRadio 610
How the Astros could be sitting on the ultimate postseason trump card - SportsMap
Whitley has Tommy John surgery; Valdez improving - Associated Press
Screening anew on Astros' iPads: in-game video - Houston Chronicle
Valdez sees 'significant healing' in fractured finger - Houston Chronicle
Astros medical updates - Astros.com
Astros return core after coming a win shy of World Series - Associated Press
Verlander throws for the first time after surgery - KPRC-TV
Verlander resumes throwing 5 months after TJ surgery - Houston Chronicle
Astros fans extremely salty after noted hater Mario Lopez brings his tortas to Houston - Eater Houston
Verlander's 'first pitch'; James has setback - Astros.com
No surgery recommended for Valdez - Astros.com
These 4 Astros roster spots are up for grabs - Astros.com
Former Dodgers pitcher’s lawsuit to take down cheating Astros isn’t going well - Dodgers Way
2021 Houston Astros World Series, win total, pennant and division odds - Sportsbook Wire
Bregman robbed of homer in spring debut - SportsRadio 610
For all of the Astros uncertainties, you are their biggest of all - SportsMap
Notes: Peña HRs off deGrom; Solomon sharp - Astros.com
'Super excited' Bregman makes spring debut - Astros.com
Cabrera says calling Astros' 2017 title tainted is 'bull...' - Houston Chronicle
Bregman to make spring debut against Mets - SportsRadio 610
How Astros hope to have exciting answer to a few lingering questions - SportsMap
Astros might have to get creative with starting pitching in opening week - Houston Chronicle
Podcast: A big bat returns, but who's Astros' leadoff hitter? - Houston Chronicle
Astros name Zack Greinke their Opening Day starter - KPRC-TV
Bregman to make Grapefruit League debut Tuesday - Houston Chronicle
Astros Notes: Bregman, Alvarez, Greinke, Javier - MLB Trade Rumors
Astros' biggest disappointment of spring training so far - FanSided
Alvarez makes spring debut, but Astros will handle him with 'kid gloves' - Houston Chronicle
Alvarez feels 'comfortable' in spring debut - SportsRadio 610
Bregman will make spring debut Tuesday - Astros.com
Greinke gets Opening Day nod for Astros - Astros.com
McCullers Helps Stop Astros Winless Streak
- Astros Daily
AL West Notes: Rangers, Lyles, Astros, Díaz, Odorizzi, Javier - MLB Trade Rumors
Garcia, Abreu return to action in 'B' game - Astros.com
O'Neill, Yadi homer in Cardinals' 4-3 victory over Astros - Fox Sports Midwest
Astros' biggest surprise of spring training so far - FanSided
Astros' versatility can help on the field, and with bottom line - Houston Chronicle
Astros spring training injury update - Last Word on Baseball
Is 2021 the last dance for the Astros as a top AL contender? - Bleacher Report
Here's why Astros have a different role in mind for one of their best players - SportsMap
Altuve has a lot to prove In 2021 - Forbes
Here's why these outrageous Astros 2021 odds have us shook - SportsMap
7 of 8 Astros pitchers in quarantine cleared to return to camp - Houston Chronicle
This is why new teammates love Greinke - Astros.com
Dawson hits one way out - Astros.com
Correa could be Astros' leadoff hitter in 2021 - Astros.com
Notes: Alvarez to debut Sunday; Báez TBD - Astros.com
Inbox: Valdez's return? Will Toro make roster? - Astros.com
AL West threat assessment: Houston Astros - Lookout Landing
What Baker debunking latest rumor could mean for Astros future - SportsMap
Are we nearing the end of the Astros’ dynasty? - The Ringer
Risk factor for each Astros starting pitcher - Houston Press
Astros will start regular season at limited capacity seating - Houston Business Journal
Odorizzi and Greinke go way back - FanSided
Astros could be losing Carlos Correa to AL West rival - FanSided
Astros may increase number of fans at MMP for April - Houston Chronicle
Whitley to have Tommy John surgery - Associated Press
Notes: Correa hits leadoff; Altuve focused - Astros.com
Whitley to have Tommy John surgery - Astros.com
Catching prospect Lee finds mentor in Castro - Astros.com
Tucker's 2021 expectations - MLB.com
McCullers works on seldom-used pitches in interrupted spring outing - Houston Chronicle
Alvarez closer to returning than Bregman - Houston Chronicle
Odorizzi sees a fit and familiarity with Astros - Houston Chronicle
5 reasons Astros just made the most important move of the offseason - SportsMap
Astros' B%E1ez tests positive for COVID-19 - Astros.com
Odorizzi: 'My best years are ahead of me' - Astros.com
Astros reveal first positive COVID-19 test at spring training - Houston Chronicle
Straw begins laying claim to Astros' leadoff spot - Houston Chronicle
Astros finalize 2-year deal with Odorizzi - Astros.com
Inbox: What's timeline for top prospects? - Astros.com
Odorizzi Joins Weakened Rotation
- Astros Daily
Pressly dominant in Grapefruit League debut - Houston Chronicle
Podcast: A mound of concerns for Astros - Houston Chronicle
Astros see potential in Kent Emanuel post-suspension - Houston Chronicle
1 contract Houston would like to erase - FanSided
Astros prospect learns the hard way not to run on Molina - KSDK-TV
O'Neill's blast helps bolster Cardinals offense in spring training win over Astros - KSDK-TV
Whitley unable to fulfill potential - Call to the Pen
O’Neill hits three-run blast as Cardinals defeat Astros 8-5 - Fox Sports Midwest
Bregman (hamstring) feeling 90% - numberFire
'Patient' Bregman (hamstring) close to return - Astros.com
Here are the Astros' 2021 Top 30 prospects - Astros.com
Predicting Astros' 2021 Opening Day roster - Astros.com
Twins aren't playing Astros in Cocoa any more, Dorothy - Minneapolis Star-Tribune
Odorizzi reaches 2-year deal with Astros - ESPN
Odorizzi agrees to two-year deal with Astros - Sportsnet.ca
Astros, pitcher Jake Odorizzi agree to 2-year deal - Houston Chronicle
Greinke feeling healthy and under control after first spring start - Houston Chronicle
Astros get good news on COVID-19 protocol front - Houston Chronicle
Whitley has right UCL sprain, may need TJ surgery - Houston Chronicle
Rodriguez fans five over two innings - Astros.com
Odorizzi, Astros agree on 2-year deal (source) - Astros.com
Astros' Whitley facing possible TJ surgery - Astros.com
Astros monitoring Whitley's sore arm - Astros.com
March 5: Marlins 1, Astros 0 - Houston Chronicle
Astros down 8 pitchers because of coronavirus protocols - Associated Press
Latest on Jake Odorizzi - MLB Trade Rumors
Let's examine the Astros rotation - SportsMap
More Astros pitchers added to COVID-19 protocol list - Houston Chronicle
Bregman seems ahead of Alvarez in injury rehab - Houston Chronicle
García makes Grapefruit League debut - Houston Chronicle
Amid absences, Brandon Bielak's importance to Astros grows - Houston Chronicle
Whitley dealing with sore arm - Houston Chronicle
Notes: Injury updates on Bregman, Yordan - Astros.com
8 Astros pitchers under COVID quarantine - Astros.com
Photos: Cardinals topple to Astros 14-0 in spring training road game - St. Louis Post-Dispatch
McCullers says he feels great, 'couldn't be happier' - Houston Chronicle
Here are the biggest Astros X-factors to watch for this spring - SportsMap
Leon set to continue Astros' Cuban success - Astros.com
Astros, Valdez (finger fracture) weigh options - Astros.com
McCullers on debut: 'I couldn't be happier' - Astros.com
Touted Astros prospect Jeremy Peña bides his time, improves his game - Houston Chronicle
As the rotation goes, so will go the Astros - Houston Press
Can the Astros rotation recover from Framber Valdez injury? - FanSided
Valdez breaks finger in spring debut - Associated Press
How the Astros can save us from Houston sports woes - SportsMap
Leon takes advantage of camp invite - SportsRadio 610
Whitley closing in on big league opportunity - Astros.com
Light-Hitting Offense Key In 1-2 Start
- Astros Daily
Valdez dealing with fractured finger - Houston Chronicle
Leon's versatility gets rave reviews at camp - Houston Chronicle
Greinke chasing rare milestone for pitchers at the plate - FanSided
No timetable for Bregman, Alvarez to make spring debuts - Houston Chronicle
Astros' young starting pitchers work toward big boost in innings - Houston Chronicle
Framber Valdez has left finger fracture - Astros.com
Mets defeat Astros in spring training home opener - WPTV-TV
Astros hoping their families can return to clubhouse, ballpark - Houston Chronicle
Greinke eyeing mark not reached in over 100 years - Call to the Pen
Souza focuses on big picture - Houston Chronicle
Souza goes deep; Nivaldo debuts scoreless - Astros.com
Still Houston Strong: 2017 Astros who remain - Astros.com
March 1: Astros spring training - Houston Chronicle
McCullers wants to remain with Astros. Where does he fit into their future? - SportsRadio 610
Greinke 'should be pretty good' entering last year of Astros contract - Houston Chronicle
Video: Astros welcome fans back to exhibition games - Houston Chronicle
Greinke's milestone wish: 10 HRs, 10 steals - Astros.com
For Greinke, a 'joy' having his kids at ballpark - Astros.com
Greinke is trying to do WHAT before he retires? - Houston Chronicle
Cishek dubs Astros debut 'disappointing' - Houston Chronicle
Boone wants Yankees to move past the Astros’ sign-stealing scandal - New York Daily News
Progress report: Houston Astros - San Diego Union-Tribune
Yankees react to facing A.J. Hinch for first time since cheating drama - New York Post
Yankees fans mistakenly boo the wrong player - New York Post
McCullers isn’t sure the Astros want to keep him - FanSided
Feb. 28: Astros spring training and Grapefruit League opener - Houston Chronicle
Grapefruit League opener in front of fans brings sense of normalcy for Astros - Houston Chronicle
McCullers Jr. wants extension with Astros - Yardbarker
McCullers wants extension with Astros - theScore
Whitley ready to make big-league jump - Houston Chronicle
Notes: Astros welcome fans; Straw's start - Astros.com
McCullers: Houston is where I want to be - Astros.com
Marlins Mash Astros In Spring Opener
- Astros Daily
McCullers open to long-term contract with Astros: 'No other place I want to play' - Houston Chronicle
Marlins begin spring training game-slate against Astros on Sunday - CBS12
Astros claimed INF Robel García - Astros.com
Astros claim Robel Garcia - MLB Trade Rumors
Alvarez eager to get back to slugging - Houston Chronicle
Greinke joins Astros at spring training - Houston Chronicle
Feb. 27: Astros spring training - Houston Chronicle
Murphy is a pitcher's best friend - Houston Chronicle
Notes: 'Tricky' spring; Altuve's arm - Astros.com
Alvarez ready to start mashing again - Astros.com
Toro focused on fixing swing issues - Houston Chronicle
Raley hopes to provide bullpen depth - Houston Chronicle
Astros to play seven innings in Sunday's Grapefruit League opener - Houston Chronicle
2021 Houston Astros possible lineup - Last Word on Baseball
Video: Highlights from Day 5 of Astros spring training - Houston Chronicle
The stain will stay with George Springer and the 2017 Houston Astros - Toronto Star
How to watch Astros games - Grounded Reason
Feb. 26: Astros spring training - Houston Chronicle
Let's discuss two intriguing storylines for the Astros - SportsMap
Astros plan to limit Yordan Alvarez in outfield in 2021 - Houston Chronicle
Bielak earns opening nod; Alvarez monitored - Astros.com
Strange but true: 1992 Astros forced out of Houston by Republican National Convention - KHOU-TV
From Springer, to Hernandez and even Biggio, Jays Houston connections run deep - Toronto Sun
Video: Highlights from Day 4 of Astros spring training - Houston Chronicle
Astros to hold virtual FanFest on Saturday - Astros.com
McCormick's Astros story: so close ... and now close again - Houston Chronicle
Diaz hopes healthy outlook will make an impact this season - Houston Chronicle
Notes: Gurriel eager to change; Diaz eyes SS - Astros.com
Teased by taste, McCormick ready for roster - Astros.com
Good problems, tough solutions Astros must uncover before MLB Opening Day - SportsMap
Astros betting odds, World Series, AL West & pennant futures - ATS.io
Latest on Astros’ extension possibilities - MLB Trade Rumors
Video: Highlights from Day 3 of Astros spring training - Houston Chronicle
Giving anyone Fernando Tatis-like contract would guarantee Astros nothing - Houston Chronicle
Have the Astros found their next ace? - Astros.com
Altuve speaks on adjustments at spring training - Yahoo News
MLB fans scooping up spring training tickets - Palm Beach Post
Feb. 24: Astros spring training - Houston Chronicle
Bregman dealing with hamstring issues - Houston Chronicle
Whitley, Lee join Astros' spring training workouts - Houston Chronicle
Gurriel seeing benefits of weight loss at spring training - Houston Chronicle
Altuve pursues season of redemption - Houston Chronicle
Altuve inspiring confidence: 'I can be the guy' - Astros.com
Altuve makes mental, physical adjustments after disappointing season - SportsRadio 610
Bregman 'tweaks' hamstring; Alvarez limited - Astros.com
Bregman suffers 'slight tweak' in hamstring - SportsRadio 610
Springer renewing old relationships, creating new ones - Tampa Bay Times
Astros Vegas forecast for wins lowest since 2016 - Houston Press
Here’s what to make of newest Correa, Astros statements regarding extension - SportsMap
Video: Day 2 at Astros spring training, what to look ahead to - Houston Chronicle
New spring twist for Tucker: The job's his - Houston Chronicle
Souza in camp; Correa 'high priority' for Click - Astros.com
After grisly injury, Souza looks to re-establish himself - Houston Chronicle
Feb. 23: Astros spring training - Houston Chronicle
Intake testing keeps Whitley out of workouts - Houston Chronicle
Astros Foundation, players support Houston in winter storm recovery - SportsRadio 610
Search for Astros' new leadoff hitter could take a while - Houston Chronicle
Correa open to longer contract if deal done soon - Associated Press
Video: Astros begin spring training, Carlos Correa on contract talks - Houston Chronicle
Correa expecting big season out of himself - Houston Chronicle
Straw's approach to his big Astros opportunity is simple - Houston Chronicle
Correa: Extension talks 'are nowhere right now' with Astros - Houston Chronicle
Stubbs wants to show defensive versatility at spring training - Houston Chronicle
Urquidy's latest proposal: a 200-inning season for Astros - Houston Chronicle
Straw's Spring Training focus? 'Get on base' - Astros.com
Notes: Astros vibing; Stubbs, Urquidy - Astros.com
Correa wants extension before '21 season - Astros.com
The 5 best seasons in Astros history - Astros.com
Astros Spring Training FAQ, important dates - Astros.com
Predicting Astros' 2021 Opening Day roster - Astros.com
Experienced catching duo a boon for Astros - Astros.com
Pressly leading candidate to be Astros closer - Astros.com
Astros' 2020 Top 30 Prospects list - Astros.com
How a hangover in Puerto Rico brought Baker a nickname - SportsRadio 610
Astros Foundation giving out thousands of cases of water this weekend - KTRH-AM
Pressly comments make me concerned for closer’s role - Calll to the Pen
Carlos Correa and wife Daniella talk about disaster relief fundraiser - KTRK-TV
Strom helps Astros pitchers realize their potential - Houston Chronicle
Scrubb making early impression at spring training - Houston Chronicle
After no ordinary season, Joe Smith glad to be back with Astros - Houston Chronicle
Baker in search of spring training surprise - SportsRadio 610
Pressly is early favorite to resume Astros' closer role - SportsRadio 610
Pressly not worried about closing but rather being healthy - Houston Chronicle
Bregman hosts water distribution event - KTRK-TV
Astros expect top prospect Forrest Whitley to report to spring training soon - Houston Chronicle
Astros players band together to aid Houston - Astros.com
Pressly leading candidate to be Astros closer - Astros.com
How Astros players are helping Houston from spring training - Houston Chronicle
Most Pitchers, Catchers Report
- Astros Daily
Astros anticipate Josh James to return sooner than expected - Houston Chronicle
Astros pitchers and catchers report to Spring Training - KWKT-TV
2021 Astros bullpen options - Last Word on Sports
Ballpark of the Palm Beaches: A look at the spring training home of Astros and Nationals - Palm Beach Post
Position battles to watch at Astros spring training - KPRC-TV
Lance McCullers Jr. targets fully healthy season - Houston Chronicle
Slimmer Bryan Abreu 'looks great' in spring training, Dusty Baker says - Houston Chronicle
Alex Bregman, wife Reagan to distribute bottled water to residents in need - Houston Chronicle
Sugar Land Skeeters' inaugural Class AAA schedule released - Houston Chronicle
Bet the Houston Astros to win AL West - FanDuel
Play Ball! Q and A on Palm Beach County Spring Training games - Palm Beach Post
Riding the Astros to the Moon - Action Network
Baker has received his COVID-19 vaccination - Palm Beach Post
Cishek hopes to sidearm his way into Astros' bullpen - Houston Chronicle
Baker, Click grow more comfortable in their roles - SportsRadio 610
Click: More moves possible to increase competition in spring training - Houston Chronicle
Baker gets COVID-19 vaccine after initial reticence - KTRK-TV
Lance McCullers dishes on the legend of Zack Greinke - SportsMap
Hinch 'hated being out of the game' during suspension for Astros scandal - Bleacher Report
Astros Spring Training FAQ, important dates - Astros.com
Notes: Baker on vaccine, Brantley, Pettis - Astros.com
Cishek aims to rekindle mojo in 2021 - Astros.com
Notes: Greinke likely to report next week - Astros.com
Pettis to join club during regular season - Astros.com
Pettis to rejoin Astros during regular season - Houston Chronicle
Astros and Nationals report to Ballpark of the Palm Beaches for first day of spring training - WPBF-TV
Hinch says he's grateful to be back in the dugout - ESPN
Yankees signing controversial former Astros catcher feels odd - Yanks Go Yard
Top 5 Draft picks in Astros history - Astros.com
Astros Prospect Peter Zimmerman: signing during a pandemic - Climbing Tal's Hill
Six possible landing spots for Jackie Bradley Jr. - CBS Sports
MLB Changes Spring Schedules
- Astros Daily
5 players to watch at Astros spring training - Houston Chronicle
WILD, WILD WEST | Rangers, Astros report for spring training - Associated Press
AL West odds favor A's repeating; Astros close behind - Sports Betting Dime
Tourist baseball aligns with Houston Astros - WHKP-AM/FM
Pedro Leon among non-roster invitees to Astros spring training - Houston Chronicle
Astros announce Spring Training roster - Astros.com
Roger Dean Stadium, Ballpark of Palm Beaches ready to host spring training with revised schedules - Palm Beach Post
Astros announce PDL contracts with four Minor League affiliates - Astros.com
Hooks re-up affiliation with parent Astros - KRIS-TV
MLB finalizes minor league restructuring including salary increases for players - Houston Chronicle
Revised 2021 Spring Training schedule out - Astros.com
Inbox: Who will fill Astros closer role in '21? - Astros.com
MLB announces new Minors teams, leagues - Astros.com
Astros Sign Cishek For Relief Role
- Astros Daily
Yankees have another reason to hate the Red Sox after Boston signs former Astros star - NJ.com
Astros announce start times for 2021 regular season games - SportsRadio 610
Rays near deal with pitcher Collin McHugh - Tampa Bay Times
Astros' home start times in 2021 returning to normal - Houston Chronicle
Carlos Correa's contract, Myles Straw highlight 6 questions facing Astros before spring training - Houston Chronicle
Game times set for full 30-team schedule - Astros.com
Open or shut? MMP roof rules - Astros.com
Paul Wall performance, other details from Alex Bregman’s wedding - Houston Chronicle
Roundtable: Who will win the AL West? - Astros.com
With void in his heart, Smith set for fresh start - Astros.com
Comedian Bill Burr defends Astros on Late Night with Seth Meyers - Houston Chronicle
Five Astros to watch as Spring Training approaches - Houston Press
3 factors likely preventing Astros, Correa from reaching long-term deal - Houston Press
Astros sign veteran reliever Steve Cishek - Houston Chronicle
Astros sign Steve Cishek to minor league deal - MLB Trade Rumors
AL West outlook at infield corners in '21 - Astros.com
Astros add veteran depth to 'pen with Cishek - Astros.com
Astros to open Spring Training Feb. 18 - Astros.com
Astros taking right step in relationship with Correa - FanSided
'Air Yordan' could be '21's biggest X-factor - Astros.com
MMP to host Shriners Hospitals for Children College Classic - Astros.com
Top Opening Day moments in Astros history - Astros.com
Source: MLB slightly deadening ball amid HR surge - Associated Press
Sons of former Astros stars Roger Clemens, Mike Capel awarded $3.24M for bar fight injuries - Houston Chronicle
Roger Clemens' son, godson win $3.24 million in bar fight lawsuit - Houston Chronicle
Bregman gained a ton of offseason weight with revenge on his mind - FanSided
Astros, Correa avoid arbitration with $11.7M deal, according to reports - ESPN
Astros, Correa avoid arbitration - MLB Trade Rumors
Luhnow and Astros ‘resolve differences,’ lawsuit dismissed - KPRC-TV
Astros avoid arbitration with Carlos Correa, settle on 2021 salary - Houston Chronicle
Correa, Astros settle to avoid hearing - Astros.com
Correa, Astros Avoid Arbitration
- Astros Daily
Will Astros be division favorites in 2021? - Astros.com
Astros and disgraced former GM swing deal to dismiss lawsuit - CultureMap
Astroline to air tomorrow night on SportsTalk 790 at 6 p.m. CT - Astros.com
Yankees potential free agent target: Brad Peacock - Pinstripe Alley
FanGraphs hires former Astros scouting director Kevin Goldstein - Awful Announcing
Bregman eyeing bounce-back season - Astros.com
'Let them play!' Astros' Hollywood moment - Astros.com
How does AL West stack up at catcher? - Astros.com
Yankees potential free agent target: Aaron Sanchez - Pinstripe Alley
Whitley's pitches rank among Top 100 best - Astros.com
Roger Clemens gets steroid questions in son’s lawsuit against bar - Houston Chronicle
Red dawn: The greatest stretch in Houston pro sports history - Battle Red Blog
Trial to begin over alleged assault against ex-Astros' star's son, friend - Houston Chronicle
Reports: MLB proposes delayed 2021 season with expanded playoffs - Houston Chronicle
Launch point: Best debut seasons for Astros - Astros.com
Source: Astros, OF Steven Souza Jr. agree on minor league contract - Houston Chronicle
Report: Astros bringing in Souza on minor-league deal - theScore
Souza Jr., Astros agree to deal (source) - Astros.com
Astros lose Humberto Castellanos off waivers to Diamondbacks - Houston Chronicle
Orbit wants to deliver goodies to your Valentine - Sunny 99.1 FM
Springer says new-look Blue Jays remind him of Astros’ championship squad - New York Post
Refugio native joins Astros' staff - KRIS-TV
Firova to work on [Astros] staff - Corpus Christi Caller-Times
Astros should sign Jackie Bradley Jr. - Baseball Essential
Astros finalize '21 coaching staff with 2 hires - Astros.com
Correa Expresses Desire To Stay
- Astros Daily
Springer sees echoes of Astros in Blue Jays' young core - ESPN
Astros welcome fans back to MMP in 2021 - KTRK-TV
When it comes to overseeing a team, Cal McNair is no Jim Crane - Houston Chronicle
Astros will have fans at MMP in 2021 - Houston Chronicle
Astros planning to host fans in 2021 - KPRC-TV
Springer ready for a new role in Toronto - Houston Chronicle
HOF vote: Clemens falls short, Wagner gains - Astros.com
Astros preparing to have fans at home games in 2021 - Houston Chronicle
Will Correa's contract extension be this easy for Astros? - Houston Chronicle
Clubhouse attendant who gave sticky substances to Gerrit Cole loses in court - Houston Chronicle
Astros, Hinojosa agree to minor league deal - Houston Chronicle
Brantley happy to be back in Astros’ outfield - Houston Chronicle
Correa has told Click he wants to be with Astros long term - Houston Chronicle
'Unfinished business': Brantley rejoins Astros - Astros.com
Astros to allow limited fans at MMP for college baseball tournament - KPRC-TV
Citing COVID-19, Cactus League asks MLB to delay start of spring training - Houston Chronicle
Astros have a lot to prove in 2021 MLB season - Sports Illustrated
Astros to host Winter Invitational at MMP this weekend - Astros.com
Holland has ridiculous take on Hinch and Astros scandal - FanSided
Castro, Astros finalize $7M, 2-year contract - Associated Press
Sign-stealing scandal affecting Marwin Gonzalez’s employment - Call to the Pen
10 greatest moments at MMP - Astros.com
Astros trade reliever Cionel Perez to Reds for catcher Luke Berryhill - Houston Chronicle
Astros acquire C Luke Berryhill from Reds via trade - Astros.com
Reds acquire Cionel Perez from Astros - MLB Trade Rumors
Correa wants to be the next Astros franchise icon - Call to the Pen
Astros switching from ‘aggressive’ to ‘opportunistic’ on offseason moves - Houston Chronicle
Astros manager Dusty Baker reacts to death of close friend, Hank Aaron - KPRC-TV
How Jim Crane, Astros proved Bill O'Brien wrong all over again - SportsMap
Astros trade LHP Perez for Minors catcher - Astros.com
'He's family': Dusty, Aaron had a unique bond - Astros.com
How Astros avoided giving up Hank Aaron’s record-setting home run - Houston Chronicle
What Hank Aaron meant to Astros manager Dusty Baker - Houston Chronicle
3 huge implications of Michael Brantley signing with Astros - SportsMap
Latest on George Springer - MLB Trade Rumors
Correa wants to be ‘an Astro for life’ - Houston Chronicle
Astros reunite with old friend Jason Castro - FanGraphs
Danny Farquhar’s low profile kept Astros scandal from getting exposed earlier - New York Post
Two Astros super fans die of COVID-19 - KVUE-TV
Story of the Astros' 26-game road trip in '92 - Astros.com
Inbox: Which free agents fit Astros' needs? - Astros.com
Brantley, Castro Return To Houston
- Astros Daily
Castro returning to Astros on two-year, $7M deal, source says - ESPN
Source: Astros reach agreement with Castro - Houston Chronicle
Sigh of relief as Brantley re-signs with Astros - Houston Press
Brantley’s return to Astros a good counter to Springer’s departure - Houston Chronicle
Brantley re-signs with Astros on two-year contract - CBS Sports
Astros keep free agent outfielder Brantley in the fold - USA Today
Brantley, Astros agree to two-year, $32M deal - Houston Chronicle
Report: Brantley agrees to two-year deal with Astros - SportsNet
How Houston can reshape outfield in 2021 - Astros.com
Reports: Astros bring back Brantley - TSN
Losing Springer inevitable but still painful for Astros - Houston Chronicle
Source: Devenski reaches minor league deal with Diamondbacks - Houston Chronicle
Springer's top 5 moments in Astros uniform - Astros.com
Jason Castro, Astros agree to deal (sources) - Astros.com
Astros end drama, seal Brantley deal (source) - Astros.com
Astros hold on to Michael Brantley with two-year contract - Houston Chronicle
Springer Flees The Country
- Astros Daily
Ex-Astro, Hall of Fame pitcher Don Sutton dies at 75 - Houston Chronicle
Springer is gone. How do the Astros replace him? - Houston Chronicle
Springer reaches record deal with Blue Jays: reports - Associated Press
Springer, Blue Jays agree to six-year, $150 million deal - Sports Illustrated
Hall of Famer Don Sutton dies at 75 - Astros.com
Astros fan had big mustache, bigger heart - Astros.com
Houston prospect Nova's '21 goal? The Show - Astros.com
Astros' mustachioed superfan Valentin Jalomo dead at 81 - Houston Chronicle
Springer leaving Astros for reported $150 million deal - Houston Chronicle
Baez can boost option price, buyout with Astros - ESPN
Quick Hits: Blue Jays, Brantley, Cardinals, Hicks, Astros - MLB Trade Rumors
The 5 best single games by Astros pitchers - Astros.com
Luhnow is interested in purchasing a Liga MX club - Caught Offside
Astros 2nd team sued over minor-league shakeup - Call to the Pen
Astros GM trolls new reliever Pedro Baez literally upon arrival - FanSided
Correa, Astros heading to arbitration - Astros.com
Astros, Blue Jays, Mets after Brad Hand - CBS Sports
Tri-City ValleyCats suing MLB, Astros - Associated Press
Astros building their own stable of arms in the bullpen - Houston Chronicle
ValleyCats suing MLB, Astros for loss of affiliation - Ballpark Digest
Báez signs 2-yr. deal; what's next for 'pen? - Astros.com
Tri-City ValleyCats file lawsuit against Astros, MLB - MLB Trade Rumors
Astros face $3 million gap in talks with Correa who is headed to arbitration hearing - Houston Chronicle
Astros reach deal with McCullers; Correa headed to arbitration - Associated Press
Disgraced ex-Astros GM Jeff Luhnow wants to buy a Mexican soccer club - CBS Sports
Astros, MLB sued by former Tri-City farm club after losing affiliation - Albany Times-Union
Astros, Correa headed to salary arbitration hearing - Houston Chronicle
Astros agree to deal with Cuban OF Pedro Leon - Houston Chronicle
Cuban OF Leon among Astros' int'l signings - Astros.com
Correa, Astros heading to arbitration - Astros.com
Astros Buy On Baez
- Astros Daily
Astros sign-stealing scandal might cost them JT Realmuto - FanSided
Astros steal former Dodgers reliever in solid Liam Hendriks backup plan - FanSided
Astros agree to deal with former Dodgers reliever Pedro Baez - Houston Chronicle
Report: Astros add Pedro Baez on 2-year deal - theScore
Astros' all-time top 5 international signings - Astros.com
Correa atop trio of arbitration-eligible Astros - Astros.com
Veteran Báez, Astros agree to deal (source) - Astros.com
Yankees' Yogi left his mark on Astros, too - Astros.com
Astroline to air Friday on SportsTalk 790 at 6 p.m. CT - Astros.com
Astros' sign-stealing discipline makes them unlikely to sign free agents like J.T. Realmuto: report - Sports Radio 910
Which Astros have been forgiven? - Yahoo Finance
One year after the scandal, how do we view the Astros -- and what's next for MLB? - ESPN
Texas lawmaker brought his sons’ Astros cutouts instead of family to Capitol - KXAN-TV
Report: A's, Astros, Rangers check in on Benintendi - theScore
Which team should sign George Springer? - Sports Illustrated
Braves potential free agent target: George Springer - Talking Chop
Astros' best single-game hitting displays - Astros.com
Don't Panic! Astros Sign Stanek
- Astros Daily
Tigers pitchers, including Justin Verlander, accused of doctoring baseballs 'for years' - Detroit News
Houston Health administered nearly 3,600 doses at MMP COVID-19 vaccination clinic - KPRC-TV
McHugh scheduled for pitching showcase next week - Call to the Pen
Lasorda helped shape Baker as manager - Astros.com
Players Alliance offers help at Houston event - Astros.com
Is The Astros' Playoff Run Over? - Astros Daily
Verlander, Cole named by fired Angels employee in 'sticky' substance lawsuit - Detroit Free Press
Astros keeping tabs on Hand during aggressive reliever pursuit - theScore
Astros superfan known for big hat dies from COVID-19 - KTRK-TV
Stanek, Astros agree to $1.1 million, 1-year contract - Associated Press
Inbox: Will Astros look to fill CF from within? - Astros.com
Houston Health Department, Astros Foundation partnering to provide COVID-19 vaccinations - City of Houston
Cole, Verlander, Scherzer accused of doctoring baseballs in lawsuit - CBS Sports
Houston Astros: Ryne Stanek signed, doesn’t move the needle - Call to the Pen
Astros sign reliever Ryne Stanek - KPRC-TV
Astros players named in an illegal ball doctoring scheme - Dodgers Nation
Astros, pitcher Ryne Stanek agree to one-year deal - Houston Chronicle
Report: Astros enter Hendriks sweepstakes - theScore
Reliever Stanek signs 1-year deal with Astros - Astros.com
Heartfelt reason why Biggio's No. 7 has a sun - Astros.com
Six Houston sports stories we can look forward to in 2021 - Houston Press
Houston Astros: Yasiel Puig interest, not in their best interest - Call to the Pen
Yasiel Puig rumors: 5 teams interested in veteran outfielder - FanSided
Dodgers set to battle Astros for top free agent reliever - Dodgers Way
Houston's all-time single-season team - Astros.com
Report: Astros, White Sox among teams pursuing Colome - theScore
Springer not close to getting asking price - Call to the Pen
New Years Wish For Astros And MLB
- Astros Daily
Springer down to two suitors, and the Astros are out - Fansided
Latest on Jason Castro - MLB Trade Rumors
5 questions facing Astros heading into 2021 - Astros.com
Springer reportedly down to two teams - Houston Chronicle
There are reportedly 2 frontrunners for George Springer - The Spun
Springer reportedly seeking ‘well over’ $150 million - CBS Sports Radio 910
Astros surprise 7-year-old Houston boy - KPRC-TV
Former MLB pitcher Dotson gets answers from family genealogy search - Cincinnati Enquirer
Race for George Springer tightens to two teams, including Mets: source - New York Daily News
Jeff Bagwell's batting stance was a thing of wonder - SB Nation
HOF debate: Case for Kent, Wagner, Andruw - MLB.com
Peña among top prospects in winter ball - Astros.com
Best Astros player to wear each uni number - Astros.com
Transaction retrospection: Teoscar Hernandez trade - MLB Trade Rumors
Baseball lifer Mike Cubbage a long-time collector - Sports Collectors Daily
Free Agent Profile: George Springer, CF - Metsmerized
Family loses everything in house fire except Astros painting - KTRK-TV
Remembering the MLB icons we lost in 2020 - Astros.com
Could Castro, Astros Reunite?
- Astros Daily
Astros closing in on deal with Jason Castro - Call to the Pen
Taking a look at the division rival Houston Astros - Halo Hangout
Three Astros were suspended for cheating. Two are already back. - Wall Street Journal
Astros, Jason Castro in serious contract talks - MLB Trade Rumors
Report: Astros in serious talks with Jason Castro - theScore
Astros agree to terms on Minor League contract with outfielder Jose Siri - MLB.com
Astros sign outfielder José Siri to minor league deal - Houston Chronicle
Cubs add pitching depth with former Astros reliever - Cubs HQ
Tigers sign journeyman catcher Dustin Garneau to minor-league deal - Detroit News
Astros add OF Jose Siri on Minors deal - Astros.com
2020: When Houston sports were defined by scandal, departures and defeats - Houston Chronicle
MLB payrolls drop nearly $2.5 billion during pandemic - Associated Press
JAWS and the 2021 Hall of Fame Ballot: Jeff Kent - FanGraphs
The history behind the Astros' team name - Astros.com
2020 Season Recap - Astros Daily
Matt Wieters actually makes sense as backup catcher - Call to the Pen
Narbe Cruz learned a lot in Cuba from Rey Anglada - Call to the Pen
The [Padres] did well in that crazy 12-player trade [with the Astros] - Friars on Base
Reid Ryan back as CEO of Ryan Sanders Sports & Entertainment - Austin Business Journal
Ryan Pressly 2021 player outlook - RotoBaller
Astros get surprisingly positive update on Verlander - Fansided
Verlander hopes to pitch in 2021, Click says - ESPN
Will MLB Delay Season Again Over COVID?
- Astros Daily
MLB designates Negro Leagues as 'Major League' - Houston Chronicle
Verlander has 'every intention' to pitch in 2021 - Houston Chronicle
The tragic death of Astros legend Joe Niekro - Sportscasting
Reid Ryan resumes role at Ryan Sanders Sports - Houston Chronicle
Altuve can’t be judged by 60-game season, says Boras - Houston Chronicle
It’s not hard to figure out who the Astros closer will be next year - Fansided
Is Springer or Brantley the better value? - Baseball Essential
At 71, Baker taking it one year at a time - SportsMoney
Baker has poetic quote on managerial future - Fansided
At 71, Baker unsure if he’d like to manage Astros beyond ’21 - Associated Press
Astros remain on the lookout for pitching depth - Houston Chronicle
Baker relieved Black doctors among those approving COVID-19 vaccine: 'He urged Black Americans to use it' - USA Today
Baker will decide his future after 2021 season - Houston Chronicle
Dodgers, Astros interested in Liam Hendriks - MLB Trade Rumors
The 5 best seasons by an Astros pitcher - Astros.com
Dusty: Astros prioritizing hunt for pitching - Astros.com
Wagner getting some Hall of Fame love - Call to the Pen
The Ryan Express: How Nolan Ryan became a Texas baseball legend - Houston Chronicle
Astros: Damned if they do or do not with Correa - Call to the Pen
The trading card business is booming during COVID - Houston Chronicle
The Asheville Tourists are getting a new MLB affiliation - AVL Today
Inbox: What's in store for Astros after 2021? - Astros.com
Every Astros Rule 5 Draft pick since 1970 - Astros.com
All of a sudden, the Astros’ James Click is Houston’s experienced GM - Houston Chronicle
ValleyCats still mulling their options - Albany Times Union
Astros Notes: Correa, Springer, Brantley, Smith, Pettis - MLB Trade Rumors
Winter meetings add up to a virtual nothing for Astros - Houston Chronicle
Astros select two pitchers in Minor League phase of Rule 5 draft - MLB.com
Astros lose top prospect Jose Alberto Rivera in Rule 5 draft - Houston Chronicle
Click talks payroll, FA, Correa rumors - Astros.com
Astros lose high-velo Rivera in Rule 5 Draft - Astros.com
Astros Lose 3, Gain 2 in Rule V Draft
- Astros Daily
Asheville Tourists offered new affiliation with Astros, would move up to Advanced Class A - WMYA-TV
Woodpeckers face changes of restructured MiLB heading into 2021 - Fayetteville Observer
Rangers invite Express to be the club's Triple-A affiliate - Austin American-Statesman
Astros lose Tri-City ValleyCats minor league affiliate - Houston Business Journal
Astros add Asheville Tourists to three existing affiliates - Ballpark Digest
Woodpeckers will play at Single-A level starting iIn 2021 - MiLB.com
Astros invite Asheville Tourists to be minor league affiliate - Houston Chronicle
Asheville Tourists to have Houston Astros as their affiliate again - Blue Ridge Now
Astroline continues with exclusive interview with Dusty Baker - Astros.com
ORPHANED: ValleyCats become unaffiliated to Houston Astros, MILB, and MLB - Troy Record
Woodpeckers make MiLB cut but drop to Low A - Fayetteville Observer
Maybin won title in Houston with Hinch. Here's what he thinks - Detroit Free Press
Astros' longtime Tri-City affiliate not part of new minor league structure - Albany Times Union
Mets 'engaged' with former Astros outfielder in FA - Bleacher Report
Astros add Asheville as MiLB affiliate - Astros.com
AL West must-watch topics to end 2020 - Astros.com
Index of Past Columns
Remembering Gene Elston
added // by Bob Hulsey
Bob says farewell to a baseball legend.

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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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