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'm positive that the Astros would have been better off with these three guys in chargeAs it hard as it might be to believe, there are some people, friends even, who think I'm being too negative toward the Astros. They'd like for me to say something positive, something that might, hopefully, ... More >>
The Astros are so bad...Richard Justice is shocked, shocked, that the Astros are the worst team in the majors. Shocked because there's just no way anybody could have foreseen the Astros being this bad. Bad, yes, but not on track to lose 100 games for the first time in team history. Bad, bu ... More >>
And today's scapegoat is...When you're the worst team in the major leagues, and when attendance is falling off, and when the only thing people want to talk about is you switching leagues so they can see the Yankees and Red Sox more often, then you're a team that has problems. Serious problem ... More >>
Ding, dong, the wicked witch is dead.
The Astros have, it appears, finally been sold. At least that's what Drayton McLane has told Mark Berman over at Fox 26. The papers are still being finalized, though it is hoped that the parties will sign off on the sale next week. McLane was not wil ... More >>
Rick Adelman: Subbing is an art; his boss thinks it's a scienceThe press release was entitled "Rockets Agree to Part Ways with Rick Adelman," and read like this:
Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey announced today that the team and Head Coach Rick Adelman have mutually agreed to part ... More >>
Photo courtesy RiceSoon to be a rich manThe Rice Owls were coasting to a pretty easy win Sunday afternoon, leading Louisiana-Lafayette 8-1 in the bottom of the eighth inning. But the Cajuns had two men on and two out when Matt Goulas sent a rocket down the third base line. Rice third baseman Anth ... More >>
Rare photographic evidence of Carlos Lee runningThis is turning out to be a bad week for the Houston Astros.With a chance to get their record to the break-even mark, the Astros were instead swept by the Cincinnati Reds. Wandy Rodriguez is injured and has to miss tonight's start in Atlanta -- th ... More >>
It's easy to be angry at the Houston Astros now. But for a few notable exceptions, like Carlos Lee, the Astros are performing as expected.They were swept by the Philadelphia Phillies this weekend, just as they were swept by the San Francisco Giants to open the season. They were destroyed by g ... More >>
Photo by Aaron M. SprecherThree games in. Three losses down. If there's one thing to say about the Astros, they know how to play down to expectations.A still-injured Roy Oswalt had one bad inning on Opening Night, but one bad inning was all that the San Francisco Giants needed as they defeated ... More >>