Several weeks ago, I wrote a cover story for the print edition of the Houston Press that focused on the marketing-centric, "color outside the lines" culture of minor league baseball. In a world that is as much, if not more about the events and effects surrounding the game as it is the game itself, ... More >>
Cheap beer, affordable tickets, swanky surroundings -- what's not to like about minor and independent league baseball parks?
While its Major League parents continue to struggle to maintain their place on the big league sports landscape, trailing at least perceptually behind the NBA and way behind the NFL, minor league baseball continues to be a solid, growing (albeit slowly in some places, but growing nonetheless) busines ... More >>
The Astros desperately want Nolan Ryan as part of their organization. Today it appears as if they might get as close as they have been in a while. Multiple sources are reporting the team will announce the hiring of Reid Ryan, son of the Hall of Fame pitcher, as their team president today after forme ... More >>
Photo courtesy Round Rock ExpressRojo Johnson, on the runMLB.com has a report on the newest reliever on the Astros' Triple-A affiliate, the Round Rock Express.He's Billy Ray "Rojo" Johnson, an American raised in Venezuela who recently got out of prison for the "illegal importation of countless sp ... More >>
Chances have improved that we'll be seeing Open Road, a movie that takes place at least partly in Houston. The film picked up a distributor yesterday.And why shouldn't it? The cast includes noted motherlover Justin Timberlake, Jeff Bridges, Mary Steenbergen, Harry Dean Stanton and Lyle Lovett. Wim W ... More >>