So you're angry about Jeff Bagwell and Craig Biggio. You cannot understand how a guy with 3000 hits cannot be elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame on the very first ballot. It pisses you off that Jeff Bagwell, one of the statistically greatest first baseman to ever play the game, was rejected once ... More >>
Before I became enamored of rock stars, rock journalists, punk rockers, metal mavens, or DJs, the first idols in my life were Houston Astros players, namely Craig Biggio, Jeff Bagwell and the late Ken Caminiti.
So on Wednesday, when the Baseball Hall of Fame failed to induct Biggio or Bagwell, or ... More >>
As expected, the most dynamic duo of players in the history of the Astros franchise, Jeff Bagwell and Craig Biggio, were shut out of the Hall of Fame voting, Bagwell for the second consecutive year. But, Bagwell and Biggio are in good company because no one on the nominating ballot made it in. Nobod ... More >>
As potential Hall of Fame classes go across all sports, I'm not sure that one city has more invested emotionally right now than the city of Houston does in balloting for next year's induction class into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
First baseman Jeff Bagwell is on the ballot for the third time, and ... More >>
Baseball Hall of Fame voting brings out the stupid in many people, especially those people charged with casting the ballots. Amid cries of cheating and ruining the integrity of the game, a loud minority of the voters have made it clear they will never vote for any player who took PEDs.
There are a ... More >>
We have some great commenters here on Hair Balls, and it's time we paid some damn attention to them.
So we'll be highlighting a Comment of the Day each morning, from the previous day's work. Maybe two comments, even.
This will all be determined by a highly rigorous scientific formula involv ... More >>
Wait, Craig Biggio did what?Craig Biggio used steroids.
Yes, you read that right. Craig Biggio used steroids.
At least that's the latest allegation to come from Jeff Pearlman, the man who says Jeff Bagwell used steroids but refused to offer up any evidence of Bagwell using steroids. Of co ... More >>
Nolan Ryan: Ks are nice, how about wins?In Houston, we mostly love our athletes. It takes a lot to get on our bad side.Of course, sometimes we overlove our athletes. Not only do they hold a special place in our hearts, but we insist that they were much better than they actually were.So what athle ... More >>
A great moment, but not great enoughTomorrow we officially reveal the unimpeachable, inarguable list of the Ten Best Sports Moments in Houston History, not to mention the five most heartbreaking ones.There were plenty of candidates for both lists, thanks to readers, and winnowing it down was a ta ... More >>
As Shakespeare would have said if he was an Astros fan, there have been several summers of discontent lately, and there ain't no son of York hanging around waiting to make them glorious.In fact, it's a pretty dismal time to be a Stros fan. Since that big Game Seven against the Cards in 2005, ... More >>
Photo by GroovehouseThe slumping Astros are facing the slumping Milwaukee Brewers this weekend in a series that is key only to those of you deluded enough to think the Astros have a shot in hell at making the NL playoffs. The good thing is that both teams have been losing, and losing badly ... More >>