Fenway Park

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2014

    Washington Redskins Lose Trademark (Forever, Hopefully)

    Imagine if someone wanted to name their professional sports franchise the Washington White Guys. Or the Washington Black Men. People might take offense to that. The U.S. Patent Office would; it made that clear in its Wednesday ruling on the NFL's Washington Redskins' name. The office said the team' ... More >>

  • Music

    January 23, 2014

    The Great Divide

    Why Coachella and the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo are more alike than you think.

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2014

    Why the Rodeo Is Houston's Coachella

    The past week or so, music news has been dominated by two big announcements: first the 2014 lineup of the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in the California desert about three months from now, and the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo's entertainers for its 83rd season this coming March. On the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2014

    Predicting This Year's Rodeo Lineup

    This Sunday night at the stroke of 11:59 p.m., the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo will announce its 2014 lineup, this year's model of arguably the biggest three-week assortment of top-drawer entertainer talent anywhere in the nation -- or even the world. Each year it strives to engage its increasing ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2013

    Rolling Stone List of Coolest Stadiums Doesn't Include Texas

    As part of its "Venues that Rock" story, Rolling Stone Magazine polled "26 industry insiders and musicians" to vote on the best stadiums and arenas in the country. Let me rephrase: the COOLEST arenas and stadiums in the country. Madison Square Garden tops the list and, frankly, it is difficult to ar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2013

    Musicians, Music Offer Sweet Relief After a Terrible Week

    Life can get pretty dreary at points, and last week was, without a doubt, the dreariest week in a long time. From the massive fertilizer-plant explosion that devastated West, Texas to the Boston Marathon bombing and everything in between, our nation faced some pretty horrific tragedies in which many ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2013

    Boston Red Sox' David Ortiz: "This Is Our Fucking City"

    When real tragedy like the bombings at the Boston Marathon last Monday occurs, one of the phrases that gets uttered seemingly every time is that "sports helps the healing process." Now, most of the time we hear this, it's uttered by someone who makes their living in sports, so the statement may b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2013

    Houston Texans Tout New Video Board Construction at Reliant Stadium

    When Houston Texans fans return to Reliant Stadium in August for preseason action against the Minnesota Vikings, they will be looking at two brand-new video boards in the stadium, each 277 feet wide and 52 feet tall. Reliant Stadium will now have the largest in-stadium HD video displays in the wor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2013

    Signed In Blood: 7 Life Lessons From a Dropkick Murphy

    The Dropkick Murphys may need no introduction. For 16 years now, they've been thrashing out their Celtic punk sound, solidifying their status as Boston legends in their own right. Deemed Fenway Park's unofficial house band, the Murphys are now headlining their own St. Patty's Day tour, putting on ... More >>

  • News

    May 24, 2012

    2012 Summer Guide

    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.

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2012

    Former Astro Luke Scott Hates Boston and Is Not Afraid to Tell You

    Sometimes, it takes years to evaluate a trade and determine which side got the better of the deal. In 2007, when the Astros traded five players to Baltimore for shortstop Miguel Tejada, it was widely thought that the barometer for whether or not the Astros got the better of the deal would be the per ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2012

    25 Positive Thoughts As The Astros Head off to Spring Training

    Jed Lowrie could be the Astros' best all-around shortstop since Dickie Thon, if he stays healthy​Spring training begins for Major League Baseball next week, and that means the Astros will be reporting to camp in Florida and prepping for the upcoming season -- yes, despite whatever happened las ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2011

    The Year In Astros Baseball: Thank God That's Over

    ​So let's continue our look back at the sporting year that was 2011 by taking a look at the Top 25 events to happen to the Houston Astros. 1. They finished with the worst record in team history, which was quite the accomplishment seeing as how the Astros were pretty damn bad for most of the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2011

    Red Sox Fan Gets to Second Base (The Good Kind -- w/ VIDEO!)

    Fun at the old ballpark.​Last weekend, the Boston Red Sox came into Minute Maid Park and pretty much did everything to the Astros they possibly could short of making sweet love to all of their wives and girlfriends. If you're an Astros fan, it was just another lost weekend in a litany of lost ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2011

    Since When Is It Okay For Minute Maid Park To Be Fenway Park South?

    Back in the day, even celebrities like Janine Turner couldn't be shown at Astros games if they were pulling for the opposing team​I started working with the Astrodome DiamondVision crew on opening day of the 1988 season. And I worked on that video crew, either at the Dome or at Enron Field, t ... More >>

  • Culture

    January 6, 2011
  • Blogs

    July 28, 2009

    Five Things To Change About Baseball

    ​'s Anna-Megan Raley had a posting last week dealing with what five changes you would make to baseball were you to become the commissioner. Then she lists the changes that would be made by Roy Oswalt, and Oswalt provided a somewhat decent list: decrease interdivisional matchups, shorten s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2009

    Despite What ESPN Says, Here Are 25 Things To (Sorta) Like About Minute Maid Park

    Photo by astromark2007ESPN doesn't think much of the fan experience in Houston, especially for the Astros fans, which ESPN ranks at number 68. This ranking is based on things like ownership, coaching, players, bang for the buck, fan relations, stadium experience, affordability, and something called ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2009

    At Least This Financial-Scandal Houstonian Is More Eccentric Than Ken Lay

    Bloomberg is reporting that the Houston-based Stanford Group Co. is under investigation by the Feds. In the aftermath of the Bernie Madoff scandal, both the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority want to know how Stanford can keep paying out 4.5 percent r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2008

    It Ain't No Town And It Ain't No City

    Since Halloween is but a week away, we got to thinking about ghosts. And since we were thinking about ghosts, we started thinking about ghost towns. The Web site has a run-down of over 400 forgotten Lone Star State burgs, hamlets and wide spots in the road, but only a few close to ... More >>

  • News

    July 8, 2004

    Center of Gravity?

    Tal's Hill at Minute Maid takes on an uprising

  • Calendar

    March 8, 2001

    Around the Parks in 38 Days

    The Summer That Saved Baseball

  • News

    April 6, 2000