When it comes to baseball's latest steroid fiasco, the Biogenesis scandal, we know of a few familiar names, the most prominent being Yankees third basemen Alex Rodriguez, who hasn't played a meaningful inning of baseball in about a year, and Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun, who just got pinched two da ... More >>
The calendar flips over to June this weekend, which means that perennial criminals are going to need their game up if they're going to make a dent in this offseason's Crimesman Trophy standings for outstanding criminal performance among NFL players. Much like some ballparks in MLB lend themselves t ... More >>
The Houston Astros sent me a little fan survey last week, wanting my thoughts on the so-called fan experience at Minute Maid Park. There were some rather standard questions about where I usually sit, what price I usually pay for tickets and for parking. There weren't however, very many questions a ... More >>
A new minor league baseball team, a new amusement park, the urban wilderness of Buffalo Bayou, food, concerts and plays — Houston, prepare to get your summer on.
Is the season over yet?We're approaching the end of the first week of spring training and the news for the Astros has been rather mixed. The team's not really hitting. The pitching is half-assed. And frankly, there's just not much going on to be optimistic about. So I thought I would take ... More >>
Mrs. Casey Daigle actually made some Astros games watchableLet's face it. The Houston Astros suck. They sucked last season. They're going to suck this season. As long as Drayton McLane and Ed Wade are involved with this team, they're going to suck. But it's the end of the year, so let's tak ... More >>
This is my second go round living in Houston. Prior to moving back here in the summer of 2007, the last time I was an H-town resident was between 1994 and 2001. As an Astro fan, that means I was here when the Bagwell/Biggio nucleus finally broke through in 1997 and made the playoffs, I was he ... More >>
The White House gets offended by a Chron question
Welcome to the ballpark. And brown fields and barren expanses of a still-not-rejuvenated section of downtown.