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Ivan Rodriguez

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2012

    Forgive Ed Wade? Why?

    As the regular season start of Season One of the Jim Crane Era approaches, one can't help but finally get some sense of optimism when it comes to the Astros. A sense arising primarily from the feeling that the adults are back in control of the franchise, something that couldn't be said since the day ... More >>

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    November 18, 2010

    Estela Aguilar-Lopez, Two Others Indicted For Smuggling Aliens & Forcing Them To Sell Bootlegs

    That Megamind DVD might have paid a coyote's fees​Three Houstonians have been indicted for smuggling illegal aliens into the country and then forcing them to pay off their fees by selling bootleg DVDs and CDs. Estela Aguilar-Lopez, 47, Blanca Estela Lopez-Aguilar, 37, and Francisco Ivan Rodri ... More >>

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    August 19, 2009

    Five Songs to Send Ivan "Pudge" Rodriguez Back to Arlington

    Aaron Sprecher​Future Hall Of Fame catcher Ivan "Pudge" Rodriguez, signed to a quick one-year contract by the dis-Astros at the end of spring training in April, was dealt to the Texas Rangers yesterday for two mid-level minor leaguers. The Rangers are deep into a playoff race (remember those?) and ... More >>

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    August 19, 2009

    Pudge Ends His Career As An Astro, Chron Readers Learn Eventually

    Photo by Aaron M. Sprecher​At noon yesterday, the long rumored and speculated-on demise of the Houston Astros baseball season was officially confirmed. Not so surprisingly, approximately five hours later, the long rumored and speculated on demise of the Houston Chronicle as a news-gathering or ... More >>

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    August 19, 2009

    Five Songs to Send Ivan "Pudge" Rodriguez Back to Arlington

    Aaron Sprecher​Future Hall Of Fame catcher Ivan "Pudge" Rodriguez, signed to a quick one-year contract by the dis-Astros at the end of spring training in April, was dealt to the Texas Rangers yesterday for two mid-level minor leaguers. The Rangers are deep into a playoff race (remember those?) an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2009

    The Gloom Starts To Gather For The Astros

    With the MLB non-waiver trade deadline fast approaching, the Houston Astros are a listing ship quickly going under. The Astros just lost three of four games to the Chicago Cubs and have gone from surging toward first place to trying to hold off the Milwaukee Brewers for third place.The latest disast ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2009

    Dale Murphy Is Too Damn Good For These Astros

    So I got stuck having to listen to portion of yesterday's Astros game while I was in my car, which meant that I didn't get to listen to Jim Deshaies. What I did hear, at one point, was Dave Raymond and Brett Dolan get into a conversation about Dale Murphy. Normally, this would be a good thing as I'm ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2009

    Why The Hell Should Wandy Rodriguez Listen To Pudge Anyway?

    In this corner, we have Wandy Rodriguez. Wandy's the very definition of a mediocre pitcher who has managed to hold on in the majors only because he's a left-hander. His career record is 42-45 and his career ERA is 4.59. This season, he's 5-5, but he's lost his last three games, pitching a total o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2009

    Despite Sweep, All's Not Well With Astros

    Photo by Aaron M. SprecherCongratulations are in store for the Houston Astros who, this weekend, got their first three-game sweep of the season by beating up the moribund San Diego Padres. Of course, the Astros didn't have to face Padres ace Jake Peavy in this series, and they struggled in all three ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2009

    25 Things About The New Yankee Stadium And The Astros

    Now that I'm unemployed, I'm spending way too much time at home watching TV.  Particularly the MLB Network. I've become addicted to that thing. And yesterday, with the Astros having a day game against the Pirates on Fox, and there being an afternoon game on the MLB Network, I was in kind of a w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2009

    The Astros: Even Worse Than We Thought?

    Sure it's just one week. Just seven games. But damn. The Astros are bad. Historically bad.  How bad?  The Astros record of 1-6 is the team's worst start to a season in 25 years. But it doesn't stop there. The Astros have failed to score in 27 of their last 28 innings. They are the only maj ... More >>

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    April 6, 2009

    Houston Astros 2009 Season Preview Part 2: Happy Opening Day!

    Photo by Michael (mx5tx) Are you psyched? I'm psyched, so I hope you're psyched. Of course, I'm psyched because I love baseball, not because I think the Astros are any good. And after I take a look at the team, I don't think you'll be psyched about this team, either. But first...here is the winn ... More >>

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    April 6, 2009

    Houston Astros 2009 Season Preview Part 2: Happy Opening Day!

    Photo by Michael (mx5tx) Are you psyched? I'm psyched, so I hope you're psyched. Of course, I'm psyched because I love baseball, not because I think the Astros are any good. And after I take a look at the team, I don't think you'll be psyched about this team, either. But first...here is the winn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2009

    Cecil Cooper, Standup Comic

    Thanks to Jose de Jesus Ortiz of the Chron, I'm able to bring you the comedy stylings of Houston Astros manager Cecil Cooper. Only problem is, according to Ortiz, Cecil Cooper wasn't joking. "We should win 90 games this year," Cooper told the press yesterday. The Astros are going to "go under ... More >>

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    March 24, 2009

    Cecil Cooper, Standup Comic

    Thanks to Jose de Jesus Ortiz of the Chron, I'm able to bring you the comedy stylings of Houston Astros manager Cecil Cooper. Only problem is, according to Ortiz, Cecil Cooper wasn't joking. "We should win 90 games this year," Cooper told the press yesterday. The Astros are going to "go under ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2009

    Astros Sign Ivan Rodriguez

    After denying interest for most of this past year, the Houston Astros yesterday inked catcher Ivan Rodriguez to a one-year $1.5 million contract that also includes $1.5 million in incentives. Reportedly, the Astros had not been interested because he didn't mix well with pitchers, but supposedly Ast ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2009

    Houston Astros Spring Training: Prognosis Not Good

    Photo by William Holtkamp As the Astros guy around here, I feel obligated to say something about the team. But seriously, just what is there to say about a team that is 1-10-1 so far in spring training play? That the team is bad is actually something to be expected. And the fact that spring train ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2009

    Houston Astros Spring Training: Prognosis Not Good

    Photo by William Holtkamp As the Astros guy around here, I feel obligated to say something about the team. But seriously, just what is there to say about a team that is 1-10-1 so far in spring training play? That the team is bad is actually something to be expected. And the fact that spring train ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2009

    Astros Spring Training Not Without Its Ups and Downs

    You might not realize this if you've only been watching ESPN or paying attention to the national sports media, but the New York Yankees aren't the only team with players reporting to spring training, and Alex Rodriguez isn't the only player in baseball. So I thought I would help out and fill you i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2009

    Astros Spring Training Not Without Its Ups and Downs

    You might not realize this if you've only been watching ESPN or paying attention to the national sports media, but the New York Yankees aren't the only team with players reporting to spring training, and Alex Rodriguez isn't the only player in baseball. So I thought I would help out and fill you i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2009

    UPDATED: Astros Doctor Can't Follow Tender, Delicate Team PLUS Spring Training Updates

    Photo by OakleyOriginalsThis may hurt a little. The Houston Astros signed Mike Hampton earlier this off-season. Mike Hampton has not pitched a complete season of baseball since 2004. And last season they signed Kaz Matsui who gets injured while standing still. Brandon Backe and Chris Sampson hav ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2009

    UPDATED: Astros Doctor Can't Follow Tender, Delicate Team PLUS Spring Training Updates

    The Houston Astros signed Mike Hampton earlier this off-season. Mike Hampton has not pitched a complete season of baseball since 2004. And last season they signed Kaz Matsui who gets injured while standing still. Brandon Backe and Chris Sampson have had major arm surgeries. Carlos Lee is returni ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2009

    Houston Astros 2009 Season Preview

    The Chron tried to get everybody in the mood for baseball yesterday with their story on what the 2009 Houston Astros roster looks like. If you're not excited about the season, don't blame the Chron because they're not the ones who put the roster together. And folks, this isn't a good roster. Citing ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2009

    Houston Astros 2009 Season Preview

    The Chron tried to get everybody in the mood for baseball yesterday with their story on what the 2009 Houston Astros roster looks like. If you're not excited about the season, don't blame the Chron because they're not the ones who put the roster together. And folks, this isn't a good roster. Citing ... More >>

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    June 4, 2008
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    April 27, 2008
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    August 15, 2007
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    July 11, 2002

    Column Calamity

    The Chron editor starts to make a mark

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