While most of us are off sweating our taxes today, there is at least one cause for celebration. Today is Jackie Robinson Day, celebrating the anniversary of Robinson's first taking a major-league baseball field with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947. As the first African-American MLB player, Robinson bla ... More >>
Twenty years ago, there were two players on the Oilers who were gay and no one cared. Thus explains the report from the Houston Chronicle, a simple, almost afterthought of a story that was part of a roundup last week of articles about the 1993 Houston Oilers profiled in a recent NFL Network document ... More >>
Houston Baptist University decides the best way to grow is to start a football team for the first time in its 50-year history.
42 almost makes a flesh-and-blood man of its hero.
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 >>
Baseball's forgotten manThe man's name is Curt Flood. He spent a majority of his career with the St. Louis Cardinals, winning multiple Gold Gloves for his superb defensive play. He was one of the outstanding baseball players of the 1960s. But when he's remembered nowadays, he's not remembe ... More >>
JR Richard: Here's one number that should be retiredWith the trades of Roy Oswalt and Lance Berkman last week, the talk has started about whether the Astros should consider retiring their numbers once they retire. Now as much as I like to the honor the history of baseball and some of the great te ... More >>
Sports aren't really She Said's thing, though she does like to watch games where there's a lot at stake emotionally (Super Bowl XLIV) and she nearly always roots for the underdog. Mostly, she really enjoys the speed of college basketball, and the nostalgia of baseball. She Said's dad is by no mea ... More >>
It's always nice when the local pro sports squad gets national TV attention. Tonight, for instance, the Houston Texans are taking on the Minnesota Vikings on ESPN's Monday Night Football. Sure, the game doesn't really count for anything, but it's nice to get a little attention.So I've done a li ... More >>
No matter the run time and budget, Spike Lee's WWII drama is an epic bore
The Astros are on baseball's biggest stage, needing a comeback
How to throw a no-hitter on acid, and other lessons from the career of baseball legend Dock Ellis
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston wants to take you out to the ball game
Riding horses, sucking dust and planning for the big time
Carlton Thompson has a sportswriter's dream job. But he keeps getting asked for some I.D.