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    April 7, 2014

    Lance Berkman, Roy Oswalt Retirement Ceremony at Minute Maid Park

    It was more than just a game. At least that was the message emblazoned across the jumbotron at Minute Maid Park Saturday night as the Houston Astros hosted Albert Pujols and the rest of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. It was a game where two of the most beloved and successful baseball players thi ... More >>

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    October 23, 2013

    Want to Help Fund an Astrodome Documentary?

    The makers of a documentary on the Astrodome are closing in on the $65,000 they need to finish the film and are optimistic that it will be released early next year. Filming of "The Dome" began in 2009 by Chip Rives and David Karabinas of Austin-based Texas Crew Productions. Another Crew member, Pat ... More >>

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    October 26, 2012

    The Best Managers in Astros History

    With the Washington Nationals out of the playoffs, their former third base coach Bo Porter is now in the field manager of the Houston Astros. He's busy assembling staff - retaining Doug Brocail and Dave Clark as coaches doesn't exactly fill me with confidence however. As of now, Porter's just anoth ... More >>

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    July 6, 2012

    Four Earl Campbell SI Covers to Remember His Greatness

    Anyone old enough to remember the Luv Ya Blue days of the Houston Oilers (hell, a lot of you probably don't remember the Houston Oilers!) likely remember very specific things like Bum Phillips, the rally in the Astrodome, Dan Pastorini and the AFC title games in Pittsburgh. But, above all else, you ... More >>

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    July 4, 2012

    The Astros And The Fourth of July: 10 Moments to Remember

    This is the Astros final season in the National League. And since I was asked to provide a Fourth of July holiday post, I thought I would like back at some of the Astros games played on the holiday. There have been some memorable games, and some not so memorable. And on at least one instance, there ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    April 26, 2012

    Pena's Is Donut Heaven

    Pena's in Pearland gives Shipley's a run for its money.

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    February 6, 2012

    The Josh Hamilton Redemption Tour Hits Katy

    Fresh off its Friday afternoon debut performance, the Josh Hamilton Redemption Tour made its second appearance on Friday night inside Katy's Merrell Center. And if Nolan Ryan and/or Jon Daniels were paying attention to anything said, then they should seriously be thinking about just how much money, ... More >>

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    January 10, 2012

    30th Anniversary of "The Catch": 5 Other Great Catches in Sports

    Sorry, Everson Walls: It's not your day.​Thirty years ago today, Dallas Cowboy haters -- in other words, every right-thinking person in the world -- rejoiced when Dwight Clark of the San Francisco 49ers made what has gone down in history as The Catch to put the dagger in the Cowboys' title hop ... More >>

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    October 17, 2011

    Worst Sports Night Ever? Texans Lose, Cards & Rangers to the Series

    You'll have to put up with Tony LaRussa's mug for awhile.​Our Houston Texans analysis will be coming later, due to some unforeseen circumstances, but in its place let us ponder how the sporting gods have toyed with us. Sure, beating the Ravens in Baltimore would have been a big upset. But the ... More >>

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    August 3, 2011

    Is Drayton McLane Really the Best Astros Owner Ever?

    John McMullen, former Astros owner​Sometime this month the 29 MLB owners will approve the purchase of the Houston Astros by Jim Crane. Drayton McLane, the man selling the Astros, will be referred to as the greatest owner in Astros history. The man who turned the team into a winner. Who took ... More >>

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    July 27, 2011

    The Astros Curse: They Are The Damned

    The Astros have been damned​The following is based on true facts, but names have been redacted to protect the innocent, and not so innocent... The Houston Astros are a bad baseball team this season. They're beyond bad. They're beyond awful. They're closing in on worst team in MLB history b ... More >>

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    June 20, 2011

    Celebrating Women in Baseball While Forgetting Anita Martini

    The Hall's Women in Baseball Exhibit ignores a very important woman.​While on the Houston Aeros beat a couple of weeks ago, I had the chance to travel to Binghamton, New York, for the Calder Cup Finals. There's not much to Binghamton, but about an hour and a half away, nestled amongst a beauti ... More >>

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    June 13, 2011

    We Live In A World Where Dallas Has Won An NBA Title: Five Things to Consider

    Old school Mavs​Way, way back in the day, when we lived in Dallas -- more or less against our will -- we were Dallas Maverick fans. The Dallas Morning News' offices were a block or two from Reunion Arena, and Mark Aguirre and Roy Tarpley were there to he enjoyed. The Mavs never made it over ... More >>

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    May 16, 2011

    Drayton McLane: Where He Ranks Among Astro Owners

    You won't have Uncle Drayton to kick around anymore.​Today's the day: The official announcement that Drayton McLane has found a buyer for the Houston Astros. McLane has been owner of the Astros for 18 years. In that time they've moved to a downtown ballpark (thanks, taxpayers!!), gone to a Wo ... More >>

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    May 6, 2011

    Last Night: Jimmy Buffett At Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

    Photos by Jay Lee​Jimmy Buffett & the Coral Reefer Band Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion May 5, 2011 See more changes in latitudes, changes in attitudes in our slideshow. Blowing through the jasmine of our mind, Aftermath once got it in our head somehow that Jimmy Buffett wrote "Margaritavill ... More >>

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    April 6, 2011

    The 15 Worst Astro Baseball Cards

    Baaaaaaby Ruth!!!​It's Astros season again, which more than likely means copious losses, manly tears, beer bottles broken over televisions, and the testicular fortitude of a snake-charmer to get through nine innings of a game without the aid of alcohol, narcotics, or a distracting game of Angr ... More >>

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    February 22, 2011

    We Are Your Astros: The 25 Rejected Slogans

    For Sale! Cheap!​The Astros' slogan for this year is "We Are Your Astros." Seeing this slogan is enough to make one think that Drayton McLane's wasting way too much money on advertising agencies. My second thought was that the guys at the Astros County blog had a much better slogan, "Infect ... More >>

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    February 7, 2011

    You Can't Spell Thexbas Without H-E-B (Note: The H and B Are Silent) -- The Fallout

    If you were watching the Super Bowl in Texas, you probably saw the nicely shot ad for H-E-B stores, featuring scenes of the state and Jack Ingram singing a song called "You Can't Spell Texas Without H-E-B." This is troubling, on several levels. (It is perhaps not quite as troubling as H-E-B's other ... More >>

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    October 15, 2010

    Texas Rangers: Five Things To Know About Them As They Begin The ALCS

    Thanks for the Iraq War, Rangers​If you're an Astros fan, you might be surprised to learn that the baseball season did not end back in July -- that was just when the Astros season was deemed over. Baseball has continued to be played and, for the first time ever, the Texas Rangers are within a step ... More >>

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    August 20, 2010

    This Week in Deliciousness

    Sexy Pancakes would be a terrific name for a funk band.​ Welcome back to the weekly roundup here at Eating Our Words, where man cook meat with fire. This includes cooking froggie with fire, which, while delicious, look disturbingly like a bunch of little naked half-people on the grill there. Y ... More >>

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    July 29, 2010

    Houston's Top Ten Sports Moments: Another View

    The bosses came out their Top 10 Greatest Houston Sports Moments today, so I thought I would share mine.1. September 25, 1986: The magic number for the Houston Astros to clinch the NL West is one game. The Astros are playing a midweek day game against the San Francisco Giants, the team that just ... More >>

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    July 1, 2010

    Astro All Stars: They Have To Have One, Right?

    Back in the day, when All Stars had sideburns​Today is your last chance to cast your vote for Kazuo Matsui to start in the MLB All Star Game. And the voting ends at 10:59 p.m., so get to it while you still can.But no matter what happens, no matter how many times you vote today, no Houston Astros ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    June 4, 2010

    Minute Maid Park's Veggie Menu Gets PETA Love -- With A Side Order Of Carlos Lee Smack

    Put an Astros cap on this dude​The Astros have been dismally unexciting this year -- except when they're playing the equally inept Washington Nationals, it seems -- but they've got PETA on their side.The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, a group whose Venn diagram intersection wit ... 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

    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    February 4, 2009

    John Royal's Top 25 Random Baseball Facts

    There's this new list craze going around Facebook in which you list 25 random things about yourself. And the geniuses at the Big League Stew baseball blog got hold of this and made it into a list of 25 Random Things About Yourself As It Relates to Baseball. Thus... 1. I am happiest in a baseball ... More >>

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    February 4, 2009

    John Royal's Top 25 Random Baseball Facts

    There's this new list craze going around Facebook in which you list 25 random things about yourself. And the geniuses at the Big League Stew baseball blog got hold of this and made it into a list of 25 Random Things About Yourself As It Relates to Baseball. Thus... 1. I am happiest in a baseball ... More >>

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    January 12, 2009

    The Best Houston Astros Home Grown and Acquired Rosters of All Time

    So I was fooling around on the interwebs yesterday, and between the launch of the MLB Network, the naming today of the new class for the Baseball Hall of Fame, and the coming of spring training, I was in a bit of a baseball mood. And I came across this blog detailing the All-Time Rosters for variou ... More >>

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    August 27, 2007
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    May 2, 2007
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    July 6, 2006
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    June 29, 2006

    Chillin' with tha Eskimoz

    We have a Whatachat with the guys behind the fast-food rap video

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    October 13, 2005

    Game Four: A Bitter Sweep Ending

    The Astros attempt to win without scoring somehow fails

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    May 5, 2005
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    December 4, 2003

    A Kinky Kind of Campaign?

    Friedman may be just the one to muss up Guv Goodhair's re-election plan

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    November 14, 2002

    The Mystery of Monsters

    Kiss the Dome good-bye at this weekend's Monster Jam

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    October 31, 2002

    Dream Team or Bad Dream?

    Democrats sift pre-election portents for the answer

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    January 6, 2000

    Stadia Watch

    Sacrifice Flies

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    December 30, 1999

    Houstowne, Texas

    Shrouded by mists and unrecovered documents, the history of Houston is still worth a probe

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    May 20, 1999
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    April 1, 1999
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    April 1, 1999
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    December 12, 1996
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    October 24, 1996

    The Usual Suspect(s)

    If Lanier aide Dave Walden isn't running the Prop One campaign, who is?

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    May 11, 1995

    Born to Win ... or Lose?

    Can Drayton McLane bring Houston a World Series champion on a budget? Can Houston support major-league baseball to Drayton McLane's satisfaction? It's time to find out.

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