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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Jed Lowrie could be the Astros' best all-around shortstop since Dickie Thon, if he stays healthySpring 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Back in the day, even celebrities like Janine Turner couldn't be shown at Astros games if they were pulling for the opposing teamI 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 >>
Chron.com'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 >>
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 >>
Photo by yomanimusBloomberg 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 payin ... More >>