20 hours ago | Sports
A couple of weeks ago, former Astros beat writer Jose de Jesus Ortiz tweeted out what he considered to be his all-time starting rotation of a combined Astros/Cardinals pitching staff (he’s now a columnist in St. Louis, thus adding in the Cardinals...
4 days ago | Sports
It was meant to be a day of celebration and joy. The University of Houston accepting a gift of $20 million — the largest such donation in school history — to be used for the renovation of Hofheinz Pavilion. But in the end, what probably matters mo...
8 days ago | Sports
Fred Lynn was one of baseball's great players. He hit for power and average, possessed range and a good arm, and had good speed on the bases. But Lynn was also reckless, hurling his body all over the field to make catches, often running into the w...
11 days ago | Sports
Maybe this Astros season is all the fault of Cole Hamels. Maybe if Hamels didn't reject a trade to the Astros last year — invoking the dreaded no-trade clause — then the Astros wouldn't have scrambled and traded for Carlos Gomez and Mike Fiers. In...
12 days ago | Sports
Bob Watson is one of those forgotten Astros. He was the team’s power-hitting first baseman back in the days when it was impossible to hit homers in the Astrodome. A two-time All Star, he just missed out on the team’s glory years, since he was late...
15 days ago | Sports
In truth, the Astros falling apart this season should be no surprise. It was foretold during the offseason when the Astros made no real attempt to improve their offense, instead re-signing Colby Rasmus and Evan Gattis to rather inexplicable deals,...