MLB All-Star Game

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2014

    Betting on Their Own Team: Sugar Land's Minor-League Gamble Pays Off

    Houston is a rambling, gambling town and this year Best of Houston celebrates those in the community who are taking a chance. At baseball's major league level, the stadium boom of the 1990s was built on promises of economic stimulation and community pride, with cities investing hundreds of millions ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2014

    Stuart Scott's ESPY Speech Receiving the Jimmy V Perseverance Award Brings Down The House (VIDEO)

    Not all that long ago, I was complaining to a buddy of mine with knowledge of the inner workings at ESPN about the "shtick" of some of the anchors/hosts. Specifically, I told him that I was not a huge fan of Stuart Scott's work, and that Chris Berman's gravely barrage of jokes that were fresh in 1 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2014

    NBA All-Star Game Has Turned into the AND1 Mixtape Tour

    Why not just make it a three-on-three tournament or a trick shot competition? Why even bother trotting out the "All-Stars" and making them jog up and down the court? The All-Star game in New Orleans Sunday night wasn't even a pick up game because guys in those games actually care about playing a smi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2013

    I Don't Get the Controversy Over Marc Anthony's "God Bless America"

    I have to admit that when I saw the words "Marc Anthony," "God Bless America" and "controversy" in the same sentence, I wondered for a moment if Pit Bull showed up with J Lo and it threw Anthony into a tizzy. Anthony sung the song before the MLB All-Star game Wednesday night in New York City, but it ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2013

    Yes, Even The ESPYs Has Wagering Odds, And Here They Are!

    Nobody does "self-congratulatory disguised as congratulating others" better than the ESPN, and if that's the soap box that I have climbed atop today, then you know it must be time for the ESPYs! For years, the Wednesday after the Major League Baseball All-Star Game was known for one thing: it was t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2013

    Skeeters Land 2014 Atlantic League All-Star Game

    The hist just keep on coming for Houston's minor league franchise. While the Astros struggle with attendance, ratings and wins, the Sugar Land Skeeters win, fill the building and now find out they will host the 2014 Atlantic League All-Star Game at their home park, Constellation Field. As Sean Pend ... More >>

  • News

    January 24, 2013

    Rockets Blocked Out

    Sources say Astros Stopped a deal to bring CSN Houston, Rockets Games to DirecTV.

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2013

    Sources: Astros Blocked a Potential Deal That Would Have Brought CSN Houston, Rockets Games to DirecTV

    According to sources with knowledge of the situation, the Houston Astros, who are part owners of Comcast SportsNet Houston along with the Houston Rockets and NBC, nixed an 11th-hour deal with DirecTV that could have put CSN Houston on the provider and delivered Rockets games to its subscribers at th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2012

    Houston Texans: Preseason Week Two, 4 Winners and 4 Losers

    When we last saw the Texans play football in our fair city, they were putting the finishing touches on a 31-10 beatdown of the Cincinnati Bengals in the NFL playoffs. A week later, the magical ride would come to an end in Baltimore. Since then, some things have gotten better (Arian Foster's income, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2012

    If You Can't Join Them, Beat Them: Dynamo Win Big

    The Major League Soccer All-Star Game is coming up on July 25, 2012, to be played in PPL Park in Philadelphia. Coaching the MLS All-Stars against Chelsea FC is DC United's Ben Olsen. Like the NBA and MLB All-Star games, MLS fans vote for the starting lineup, known as the Starting XI. After that, th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2012

    Cesar Cedeno And The Astros Career That Could Have Been

    I've written in the past that I loved watching Jeff Bagwell play baseball. He's the best all-around player the Astros have ever had; a superb hitter, base runner and a fantastic defensive player. I've never seen anybody who was better at turning the 3-6-3 double play and he was fearless when it came ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2012

    Do The Right Thing, Astros. Retire J.R. Richard's Number

    Let's stipulate that the Houston Astros have retired too many numbers, especially for a franchise that's been to just one World Series. Let's also stipulate that most of the retired numbers are for players who, while fan favorites, really didn't do anything to deserve having their numbers retired. L ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2012

    Drafting A New MTV Rock N' Jock Softball Game

    If you mention and explain the concept of MTV's Rock N' Jock to '90s babies, they will look at you glassy-eyed and slowly walk away. But it's true, in the late '80s and early '90s it was possible to gather the best and sexiest celebrities in TV, film and music for a carefree softball match, with pro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2012

    25 Random Thoughts on This Upcoming Astros Season

    The Astros season starts today, and since I'm always in search of a cheap and easy post, I thought I would throw out some random thoughts about the Astros heading into the season. 25. The first Astros pitcher to collect a loss will be Brett Myers when he blows a save -- that save will probably be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2012

    Football! AFC and NFC Title Game Best Bets!

    You can't spell "elite" without E-L-I. Really, you can't​We interrupt this Texans-grieving for an update on the Alabama tea bagger and my AFC and NFC title game picks! (I'm pretty sure when my parents sent me off to college, they didn't think I'd be typing that sentence in my job.) The main c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2011

    English Get The Best of Dynamo; Four From Houston Picked For The MLS All-Star Game

    ​ The Dynamo played their first-ever European adversary Wednesday night at Robertson Stadium; and they came out on the losing end, 2-0 to Bolton Wanderers of the English Premier League. The score wasn't as important to the Orange as was the opportunity to see some new talent against a quality ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2011

    7 Reasons Transformers 3 Made Me Want to Kill Myself

    It stinks!​Yes, I try and keep it sports-related in this space as much as I possibly can. That's what I've been asked to bring to the table on Hair Balls and that's where my area of expertise lies. However, sometimes there is confluence of circumstance so powerful that I must stray from sports ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 4, 2011

    Just Stop with the Astros to AL Talk Already

    Just say no to douchebag Red Sox fans.​My twitter feed over the weekend was full up of tweets from people talking about how electric Minute Maid Park was, and about how packed it was with people just dying to see the Boston Red Sox play the Astros. And most of these people were using their tw ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2011

    25 Positive Statements About The Houston Astros

    I'm positive that the Astros would have been better off with these three guys in charge​As it hard as it might be to believe, there are some people, friends even, who think I'm being too negative toward the Astros. They'd like for me to say something positive, something that might, hopefully, ... More >>

  • Culture

    June 23, 2011
  • Blogs

    May 18, 2011

    George H.W. Bush Actually Thinks There Are Astro All-Stars

    ​George H.W. Bush did have some good ideas as president -- for one, he didn't invade Iraq just because he thought he could. But now the dude just seems off his rocker. In a MLB video that's unembeddable but can be viewed here, Bush encourages fans to vote for the hometeam. "Together, we can ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2011

    Wait. They Still Play the Pro Bowl? (25 Things to Ponder About It)

    The Lingerie Football League Pro Bowl would be a Pro Bowl actually worth watching​One of the most useless events in sports takes place this weekend. No, I'm not talking about a World Cup soccer game. I'm talking about the Pro Bowl. And before the game comes up, there are a few observations ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2011

    The Final Four Is Coming to Town

    John RoyalThe NCAA is coming to town​The NCAA Final Four is coming to town in April. So get ready for the hype. Get ready for the out-of-towners bitching about what a crappy city Houston is. Get ready for complaints from people having to stay in hotels out in The Woodlands. And get ready f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2010

    Friday Juvenile Time Waster -- Live TV Cussing Videos!

    Bleep happens.​Since getting into radio a few years ago, my biggest fear hasn't been a "dear in the headlights" moment (I prepare pretty meticulously), it hasn't been a guest or caller sending the show sideways. The one thing I'm still most fearful of is accidentally cursing on the air. You' ... More >>

  • News

    July 29, 2010

    Houston's 10 Best Sports Moments*

    *And the 5 most heartbreaking...

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2010

    Man U Fans Hate Houston (Or Maybe Just Us)

    Take you stupidly shaped football and go home, Americans!‚ÄčThe MLS All-Star Game is only a day away, where the league's best will take on Manchester United, who are the New York Yankees, the Dallas Cowboys, the Notre Dame of soccer: You either love them or hate them.We decided to hate them, just be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2009

    Remembering J.R. Richard, And Wondering Why The Hell The Astros Haven't Retired His Number

    If you ask any old-time Astros fan -- that is the fan who existed before the Killer B's and the Rocket and Minute Maid Park -- who the greatest pitcher in team history is, the answer won't be Roy Oswalt or Roger Clemens or even franchise icon Nolan Ryan. The answer will be J.R. Richard.But J.R. Rich ... More >>