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  • Blogs

    July 21, 2014

    Houston Went a Little Too Beyonce-Crazy Friday Night

    "JAY Z/BEYONCE TICKETS! I GOT JAY Z/BEYONCE TICKETS" There's a weird air whenever you mention "Beyoncé" and "concert" in unison. I've seen her twice, once in New Orleans and in her second Houston stop of last year, days before the release of Beyoncé. Attend and you feel like the air around you is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2014

    Sixteen Hard-to-Spell Words That Houstonians Know

    Words are tricky. Not everything is spelled phonetically. Unique spellings just add a special character to a place, in a way, these are our words. Sometimes, the only way to learn how to spell words is by seeing them enough. We decided to think up a list of things only Houstonians know how to spel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2014

    10 Songs We'd Like to Hear at Astros Games This Season

    Last year's Houston Astros were beyond bad, the second-worst season ever by a franchise n Major League Baseball's recorded history. That should give you this blog's frame of reference, which will be long on hope and short on snark. If you want to read a bunch of shitty comments about how bad the tea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2014

    Reliant Stadium May Be Changing Names, But Texans Still Lining Pockets With Naming Rights Fees

    For over a decade, Bob McNair has been given the benefit of the doubt when it comes to his ownership of the Houston Texans. "He brought football back to Houston and he spent a billion dollars to do it," is the familiar refrain. Part of that sentence is true. After the Oilers left, he most certainly ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2013

    Skeeters' Gaetti Named Manager of the Year, No Mention of Bo Porter

    One has to wonder if the Astros lined up for a three-game series against un-affiliated minor league team the Sugarland Skeeters, could they take two out of three. Before you answer with your, "But, the Astros are a major league ball club" response, keep in mind that they were barely major league th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2013

    Jim Crane's Letter To Astro Season Ticket Holders

    Correspondence matters. Not enough people tell other people how awesome they are these days in writing, mostly because it takes time and effort, and quite frankly a lot of you are really lazy. Jim Crane is a lot of things, but lazy isn't one of them. And after a 2013 season in which the last win o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2013

    Astros Sno Cone Vendor Fired After Viral Video Catches Him in Bathroom Stall with His Sno Cones

    In the era of cell phone technology, virtually nothing goes unnoticed. Such is the tale of a sno cone vendor at Minute Maid Park this week who heard the call of Mother Nature during his shift at an Astros game. A fan in the bathroom at the same time noticed the rainbow-colored sno cones sitting on t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2013

    Top Five-ish Things to Do in Houston Sports This Weekend: Memorial Day Edition

    As a general rule, unless your team is in the NBA playoffs (I'd say NHL, but most of you wouldn't even know what I was talking about), this time of year can be pretty boring for sports fans. Baseball is still early in the year. There isn't the hint of football save OTAs and college sports are nearly ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2013

    Shallow Pool: Adding Musicians (and Silly Theme Songs) to TV's Splash

    As often as I've been complemented on my taste in music, I've been ridiculed for the horrible television programs I sometimes watch. Case in point: my DVR's arteries were recently clogged with episodes of the ABC celebrity competition, Splash. For those who may have missed it, Splash was a taped an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2013

    Top Five Things to Do in Houston Sports This Weekend: Drinking for Sport Edition

    It's that magical time of the year when the weather starts to warm up (except for this weekend -- what the hell, Houston?) and white people celebrate Mexican heritage by drinking themselves into oblivion. But if loving a margarita is wrong, I don't wanna be right, so bring on Cinco De Mayo! But, t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2013

    Top Five Things to Do in Houston Sports This Weekend: Depressed Aeros Edition

    Well, it's official. The Houston Aeros is moving to...Iowa. I've been to Des Moines. It's a nice town. But, losing our only tie to professional hockey pretty much sucks. I'm depressed. But, I have to suck it up because there is lots more to do and I can't get bogged down in something like this. I me ... More >>

  • Music

    April 18, 2013

    Flashback: 1983

    What buying concert tickets here was like 30 years ago.

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2013

    Your Easy Guide to Purchasing Houston Concert Tickets... In 1983

    I went to see Paul McCartney at Minute Maid last year. A friend bought the tickets, and I asked if he'd mail mine so I could hold it in my hand and marvel at this new, treasured souvenir. He said he would just email it to me as a PDF once he'd received a confirmation in his inbox. Rewind: Last Nig ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2013

    Top Five Things to Do in Houston Sports This Weekend: SHO, Astros and Croquet?

    Hey, boys and girls, it's the weekend again. I bet you didn't think you'd make it here from Monday, did you? We assume the next few days are all filled up with plans for antiquing, buying groceries, working in the garden, eating sensibly and going to church for Easter. HA HA HA! We're kidding. But ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2013

    For Astros Opening Day: Orbit, the Phantom of Minute Maid (VIDEO)

    The Astros' 2013 season begins this weekend, and whether that's good or bad news depends on how much of a masochist you are. The team has been historically, utterly putrid the past two years, and detecting any signs of improvement in the recent offseason would require the most powerful neutron micr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2013

    Visitor's Guide: 7 Things We Don't Want You to See When You Come to Houston

    Last week, many were surprised -- some even perplexed -- to see our beloved city on the annual New York Times list of places to visit in 2013. Houston was number seven on a list of 46 that included Rio, Amsterdam, Singapore, Hawaii's Big Island, Oslo, Bangkok and Paris. Yes, we were on a "must visit ... More >>

  • Music

    November 8, 2012
  • Blogs

    September 26, 2012

    Tonight: The End Of An Astros Era (Last Chance To See National League, Old Uniforms, Bill Brown, Etc.)

    For many, the end of this year's Houston Astro season -- much like last year's Astro season -- could not come soon enough. There are only so many 100-loss campaigns even the most diehard fans can be expected to endure, after all. (In case you are keeping score at home, the Astros are 42 and a half ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2012

    Domingo Quezada-Hernandez: Tries to Cross into U.S. with $610K in Spare Tire

    Travel books tell you to take some extra cash for emergencies when making a trip, but try telling that to the Customs and Border Protection officers in Brownsville. Domingo Quezada-Hernandez was coming across from Mexico to visit our fair land and -- no doubt hearing we are a backward country that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2012

    The Nine Dirtiest Baseball Terms

    Face it, major league baseball isn't exactly lighting Houston on fire these days. Still, the weather's getting warmer, and that means it's baseball time whether you like it or not. So if the on-field action at Minute Maid doesn't keep your attention, keep yourself amused by considering the filthy ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2012

    Dynamo Food Update

    BBVA Stadium, the shiny new home of your very own Houston Dynamo (and TSU) has announced its primary vendor, and it's not Aramark. Levy Restaurants, the same company that currently does the Rockets' food offerings, will be handling the food concessions at the new stadium. If you've never had any o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2012

    Texas Rangers Unveil Two-Foot Long Hot Dog Covered In Everything (w/ "Making Of" VIDEO)

    Whether it's the television show Man vs Food or our fascination with the competitive eating circuit, never has the American public been more hell bent on trying to eat its collective self into a collective coma. As new and exciting food challenges at bars and restaurants drive cholesterol and heart ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2012

    Google Earth's New "Ballparks of America" Video Can't Be Bothered To Get The Mets' Stadium Name Right

    Google Earth is celebrating the return of the baseball season with a swooping bird's-eye view of the country's ballparks. The video zooms you in and out of cities coast-to-coast, including the Astros' Minute Maid Park. And, of course, the New York Mets' semi-new Shea Stadium. Not the Shea Stadium ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2012

    Baseballs, Wieners and Ketchup

    Spring training is just around the corner. The players are oiling up their gloves, creasing their brims and preparing to chew, spit and rearrange themselves through another 162 games. I love baseball. I don't care that it is the slowest and most idiosyncratic of all professional sports. The on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2012

    Saturday Night: Battle Of The Bands At Minute Maid Park

    MLB Urban Invitational Battle of the Bands Minute Maid Park February 18, 2012 When I read the words "Battle of the Bands," I am immediately transported to the summer of 1997, when I trained to become a drum major at Texas Southern University. My band director at Jesse Jones Senior High, Mr. Ronald ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2011

    Women's World Cup: Five Other Seeming "Game-Winning" Scores That Weren't

    The USA's run in the Women's World Cup seemed to be finishing in grand style when Abby Wambach put in an extra-time header to give the team a 2-1 lead. It didn't last, and Japan won in overtime. Wambach's late goal joins a storied list of scores that seemingly iced a game or a series, only to be o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2011

    The Astros Beg You to Come See Their Games

    This man has not been seen outside Minute Maid.​Remember those good ol' days when a baseball ticket used to cost two bucks? And you'd get change back from your quarter for a Hershey bar and Coke? Well, you can forget about the chocolate-and-soda thing, but the Houston Astros have become so de ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2011

    Astro Fan On-Field Escape: A Critical Appraisal

    The most excitement at Minute Maid Park this year -- bigger even than Carlos Lee's 2,000th hit -- came this weekend with the wild on-field run and escape by an Astros fan. The man was eventually nabbed, but he gave the crowd their money's worth. A breakdown: 0:19: Heads for Tal's Hill. Is this be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2011

    This Week in Deliciousness

    "Because I'm afraid of WORMS, Roxanne, WORMS!"​Welcome back to the weekly roundup here at Eating Our Words, where we're starting to think that Aspartame is a pretty cool name for a baby. True story: A girl with whom we once shared an office with whose name was Cyndi used to go by Cyn, and when ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2010

    Sampler Plate: This Week in Food Blogs

    Each week, we put together a sampler plate of the most interesting links from both local and national food blogs. Know a blog we should be paying particular attention to? Leave the address in the comments section below. Robb Walsh: Just as only you can prevent forest fires, only you can prevent the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2010

    A Long Night Of The Harmonicas At Minute Maid Park

    Photos by Groovehouse​ For more photos from Friday's Harmonica Night, see our slideshow here. Rocks Off spent a lot of time last week wondering what Minute Maid Park was going to sound like this past Friday. In cooperation with the Astros, the people behind last year's harmonica documentary ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2010

    Friday Meal Deals

    ​You all know the drill by now. If you know of more deals, please share them in the comments. If Quizno's is on your selection of lunch options, this coupon will save you a buck or two, literally. Tomorrow, Saturday, August 14, Boston Market is giving away Minute Maid smoothies. No purchase ... More >>

  • News

    July 29, 2010

    Houston's 10 Best Sports Moments*

    *And the 5 most heartbreaking...

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2010

    5 Ways Lady Gaga Could Spice Up The Astros' Season

    Photo illustration by John Seaborn Gray​Last Friday night, Rocks Off's favorite pop star, Lady Gaga, bum-rushed her way around Yankee Stadium during the opening game of the New York Yankees three-game homestand against crosstown rivals the New York Mets. Somehow she talked her way past secur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2010

    Morgan Ensberg Discusses His Post-Astros Career, Pt. 1

    ​Morgan Ensberg spent five of his eight big league seasons as the starting third baseman for the Houston Astros. The Southern California native finished his career with a 110 homers (105 of those with the Astros). He made an All-Star team, he started in a World Series, and he holds the record ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2010

    Remembering Good Things About The Astros, Part One

    ​As Shakespeare would have said if he was an Astros fan, there have been several summers of discontent lately, and there ain't no son of York hanging around waiting to make them glorious.In fact, it's a pretty dismal time to be a Stros fan. Since that big Game Seven against the Cards in 2005, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2010

    The Dynamo Stadium Plan Is Magic

    ​The greatest plan ever has been unveiled.Using absolutely no public funding, the city, by April 1, 2012, will get a 20,000 seat, $80 million Dynamo soccer/Texas State Southern University football stadium that will create a new section of downtown, which will undoubtedly boom with economic growth, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2009

    The 10 Biggest Non-Bummers Of The Decade In Houston

    ​We recently took a look at the 10 Biggest Bummers of Houston's Decade; in the spirit of equal time (and the season), we now offer the 10 Biggest Non-Bummers of the Oughts.This being Houston, some of these happy developments have a not-so-happy side, but that's to be expected, we suppose.Are we mi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2009

    Being A Fan In Houston Basically Sucks, ESPN Reports

    Photo by Bukowsky18ESPN has put together another one of its Best Fan Experience lists, where they rank ballparks, arenas and stadiums for atmosphere, convenience, team success, and other highly arbitrary and pseudo-scientific categories.Houston doesn't come out too well.The top three are the L ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 28, 2009

    Astrodome Cinema

    CAMH takes a look at the former 8th Wonder of the World

  • News

    April 3, 2008

    Who's On Deck for the Houston Astros in 2008?

    The Astros' post-Biggio era begins with a lot of unanswered questions, but the biggest one of all is: Just how bad are things going to get?

  • Blogs

    August 24, 2007

    Drenched In Blog: '80s Night at The Lose Box

    I am making the stand, right here and now, that only winning teams that don’t play like an erratic Bad News Bears can have special theme nights at the ballpark. Want to really make me come to the stadium, Drayton McLane? WIN A GAME. Don’t give me a funny hat to wear while I watch the Astros get ... More >>

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    April 23, 2007
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    November 10, 2006
  • Dining

    June 29, 2006


    Little Woodrow's

  • News

    October 13, 2005

    Game Four: A Bitter Sweep Ending

    The Astros attempt to win without scoring somehow fails

  • News

    May 19, 2005

    Sugar Coated

    This Baylor medical "expert" cashed in on infomercials. Now he's showing how things go better with Coke.

  • Best of Houston

    September 25, 2003

    Best New Stadium

    Minute Maid Park

  • Dining

    January 4, 2001

    Stirred and Shaken

    Saba's lemongrass margarita

  • News

    August 6, 1998

    Going the Distance

    Houston's John Kelley has pursued his dream of bringing the Olympics to Houston for years, despite all odds. Now he's official.

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