With one out left in the ninth inning and Yu Darvish set to become just the 24th pitcher in MLB history to pitch a perfect game, someone named Marwin Gonzalez stepped to the plate and drilled a single right through the legs (and heart) of Darvish. There were certainly mixed reactions from fans on ha ... More >>
The Astros television broadcast booth was finalized last week. Bill Brown will return at the primary play-by-play voice. Alan Ashby will be the primary color analyst. When Brown doesn't work (he's doing a reduced schedule this season), then Ashby will do the play-by-play and he'll be joined in the b ... More >>
Many Astros fans were shocked at the news that radio voices Brett Dolan and Dave Raymond had been dismissed from the team the day after the season ended. With the retirement of longtime play-by-play voice Milo Hamilton, it was assumed by many that Dolan and Raymond would finally be given their chanc ... More >>
With 2012 coming to an end, let's kiss this lost year of the Astros goodbye and take a look at what's coming in 2013. The key word is "new," as in new uniforms, new logos, new TV network, new broadcasters, new players, new manager and coaches, and on, and on, and on.
5. Welcome to the American Lea ... More >>
With the Washington Nationals out of the playoffs, their former third base coach Bo Porter is now in the field manager of the Houston Astros. He's busy assembling staff - retaining Doug Brocail and Dave Clark as coaches doesn't exactly fill me with confidence however.
As of now, Porter's just anoth ... More >>
I feel that I owe an apology to Brett Dolan and Dave Raymond. It took me a few years before I accepted them as members of the Astros radio crew. Mostly that was due to my affection for Alan Ashby, who was unfairly forced out of the booth.
Once I got in tune with them, I liked them. They knew their ... More >>
Baseball blog and stats-geek delight Fangraphs did a little post over the weekend ranking the radio broadcasts of the 30 major league teams (h/t to Crawfish Boxes). There's nothing really shocking in the rankings, unless you count the Astros radio broadcast team only finishing at number 23 -- they'r ... More >>
The Astros are celebrating their 50th season in major league baseball this year. The team's going to be rolling out the throwback uniforms on Friday nights, and they'll probably find other ways to celebrate their history before making a new start of it in the American League next season.
I thought ... More >>
So long, MiloMilo Hamilton's announcing his retirement today. It's a day I never thought would come, and the only thing I'm upset about is that he'll still do the games this season.
I've never understand his appeal to listeners. Then again, I grew up with Gene Elston as the voice of the As ... More >>
John McMullen, former Astros ownerSometime this month the 29 MLB owners will approve the purchase of the Houston Astros by Jim Crane. Drayton McLane, the man selling the Astros, will be referred to as the greatest owner in Astros history. The man who turned the team into a winner. Who took ... More >>
The Astros have been damnedThe following is based on true facts, but names have been redacted to protect the innocent, and not so innocent...
The Houston Astros are a bad baseball team this season. They're beyond bad. They're beyond awful. They're closing in on worst team in MLB history b ... More >>
He's a Cardinal now, get used to it.So it appears that in the time between being traded to the New York Yankees and signing with the St. Louis Cardinals that Lance Berkman has gone from being one of the good guys to Public Enemy Number One. At least if you can give credence to anything that ... More >>
Believe it or not, this guy's not actually running the Houston AstrosAstros Manager Brad Mills traveled to Panama last week to meet with his left fielder/first baseman/slacker Carlos Lee. The trip was billed as a bonding mission. And while there's nothing wrong with a manager an ... More >>
So I was fooling around on the interwebs yesterday, and between the launch of the MLB Network, the naming today of the new class for the Baseball Hall of Fame, and the coming of spring training, I was in a bit of a baseball mood. And I came across this blog detailing the All-Time Rosters for variou ... More >>