Randy Johnson (Baseball)

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    September 30, 2014

    Houston's 10 Best Make-a-Wish Wishes

    Here's a factoid that will brighten your day a little because, trust me, you're going to need all the sunshine in the world here in a minute. Houston is one of the highest-ranked cities in America when it comes to having the best charities. Only St. Louis has us beat. Inside the list of great Hous ... More >>

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    July 5, 2013

    No, The Astros Haven't Killed Baseball in Houston

    The Astros played an ugly game Monday night, losing 12-0 to the Tampa Bay Rays. The Astros have played a lot of ugly games this season. But this game was the final straw for Jesus Ortiz at the Houston Chronicle, and it caused him to wonder if the Astros are killing baseball in Houston. My initial ... More >>

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    March 19, 2013

    Is Ed Reed the New Carlos Beltran? Not Really

    Since the Texans have signed no free agents that weren't with the team last year and have seen Glover Quinn, James Casey and Connor Barwin all leave for other destinations, the recent flirtations with Baltimore Ravens safety Ed Reed have been all Texans fans have to talk about. Nevermind the fact th ... 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 27, 2012

    Dear Astros Fans, Repeat After Me: Rebuilding Is A Good Thing

    There are some Astros fans who are kind of upset about the veteran purge going on with the team at the moment. These fans profess to understand the team's need to rebuild, finally. But they don't want this rebuild to come at the expense of the big league club. What has to be understood is the Astr ... 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 25, 2012

    Roger Clemens, Steroids, and the Baseball Morality Police

    There are still a lot of people upset about last week's Roger Clemens verdict. Sure, most of the people appear to be sportswriters and not actual tax-paying citizens, but that's beside the point. Sportswriter Ken Rosenthal and his baseball-reporting pals see the whole thing as a travesty of justice ... More >>

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    March 26, 2012

    The All-Time Ultimate Astros Roster

    The Astros are celebrating their 50th season in major league baseball this year. The team's going to be rolling out the throwback uniforms on Friday nights, and they'll probably find other ways to celebrate their history before making a new start of it in the American League next season. I thought ... More >>

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    January 13, 2012

    Friday the 13th: 13 Ways to Say "Eff You" to The Phobia

    It's Friday the 13th. What's good about it: There's not another Friday the 13th movie coming out. What's bad: Awful things may happen to you, according to tradition, lore and urban legend. If you're scared of today (and no, we're not going to attempt to look knowledgeable by cutting-and-pasting ... More >>

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    January 6, 2012

    Eat It: Restaurants Owned by Musicians

    ​Hotlanta is so hot that they can even turn their airport into a club. Stay with us. A few days ago, Ludacris announced that he will close his Asian/Singaporean restaurant, Straits, and embark on a new "restaurateur" opportunity: opening a "Chicken and Beer" restaurant inside of Atlanta's Hart ... More >>

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    November 9, 2011

    The 10 Most Unintentionally Hilarious Business Names in Houston

    Gained in translation​Legend has it that back in that glorious half-season when Randy Johnson was mowing 'em down for the red-hot Astros, Drayton McLane thought up what he believed was a brilliant way to part Astros fans from still more money had one of his famous food-service brainstorms. He ... 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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    May 16, 2011

    The Drayton McLane Era -- Asking That One Question

    Plus: this. Minus: Tim Purpura​The end of the Drayton McLane Era as owner of the Astros is imminent. With today's announcement that local businessman Jim Crane's purchase of our hometown ball club, we can begin to evaluate the "Houston Astros, version McLane" in full. There are a handful o ... More >>

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    July 30, 2010

    Game Time: The Oswalt Redemption

    Lance Berkman -- next to go? -- at a Furry convention​"I guess it comes down to a simple choice really...get busy livin' or get busy dyin'." -- Andy DufresneIf you're a true competitor, at some point the front office ineptitude goes beyond constraining, and the losing becomes suffocating.For Roy ... More >>

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    April 20, 2010

    Game Time: The Caballo Chronicles, Volume 2: A Look at MLB's 20 Biggest Contracts Ever

    ​This is my second go round living in Houston. Prior to moving back here in the summer of 2007, the last time I was an H-town resident was between 1994 and 2001. As an Astro fan, that means I was here when the Bagwell/Biggio nucleus finally broke through in 1997 and made the playoffs, I was he ... More >>

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    April 12, 2010

    Game Time: Watch Me Compare Astros GM Ed Wade To Jennifer Love Hewitt

    ​The mood in the Astros clubhouse yesterday after the 2-1 loss to the Phillies was about what you'd expect. Michael Bourn tried to stay upbeat, citing that the team is fighting hard and they know they have good players. (Fortunately, unlike many around Minute Maid Park, Bourn sounded like he act ... More >>

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    November 5, 2009

    Game Time: The Lost Speech Of Yankee GM Brian Cashman

    ​So the Yankees are World Champions. Yippee. Between watching Kobe tear out the Rockets' collective heart last night, and then having to flip over to Fox to watch Alex Rodriguez' post-game celebration (rehearsed in the mirror no fewer than 100 times, no doubt), November 4, 2009, will live in inf ... More >>

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    June 5, 2009

    Randy Johnson's Astro Days -- Short But Electrifyingly Sweet

    Randy Johnson got his 300th career victory yesterday as the San Francisco Giants defeated the Washington Nationals 5-1. Johnson pitched six innings, giving up only two hits and one unearned run (he had a no-hitter through four innings) as he got the 300th win in his first try.Johnson got the victory ... More >>

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    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 >>

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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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    December 25, 2008

    Top Ten Sports Moments of 2008

    10. Danica Patrick won the Indy Japan 300 to become the first woman to win a major (NASCAR, Indy, Formula One) auto race. 9. Atlanta Braves pitcher Tom Glavine won his 300th game, then retired at the end of the season, to just about cement his selection into the Baseball Hall of Fame in five ye ... More >>

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    July 23, 2007
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    May 6, 1999

    The Killer-est B

    Forget Biggio, Bagwell, Bell. Move over, Barkley. The sports figure of the decade is...

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    September 17, 1998
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    September 10, 1998
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    August 27, 1998
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    August 20, 1998

    Night & Day

    August 20 - 26, 1998

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    May 28, 1998

    Night & Day

    May 28 - June 3, 1998