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Tommy Lasorda

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2014

    Astros Baseball: Player Name Mispellings, Team Misgivings

    Much hyped Astros super-phenom George Springer made his major league debut Wednesday night. His big league promotion became known Tuesday night, and Astros fans greeted Wednesday with the same glee Buddy the Elf greeted the fake Santa at Gimbels. Sure the Astros lost Springer's debut game, but final ... More >>

  • Culture

    May 30, 2013
  • Blogs

    October 14, 2011

    Astros To The American League: The Logical Argument To Stop The Move

    ​Ever since the Peter Gammons tweet on Wednesday about the Astros sale to be approved in November as well as the Astros being moved to the American League, there's been a firestorm of anger and panic emitting from what few Astros fans remain. Yesterday, one group even started an internet peti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2011

    Pop Rocks: 5 Lead TV Characters We'd Rather Kill Than...That Other Guy

    Up against the wall, Arliss.​Last weekend on [that show we won't name here because we've been writing way too much about it] there was a pretty shocking development: one of - if not *the*- main character of the series was killed off. Offing a beloved television figure isn't an uncommon tacti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2010

    Lance Berkman & Roy O: Don't Retire Their Numbers, Drayton

    JR Richard: Here's one number that should be retired​With 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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2010

    Astro Memories, Part Three: The Longest Night

    ​Apparently I didn't get the memo telling me that it's nostalgia week here at the Houston Press. So even though I'm a bit late, here's my favorite Astros memory.First, a few things. Lots of you think I hate the Astros. I don't hate the Astros. I hate what Drayton McLane has allowed them to be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2010

    Aeros' Max Noreau: From Nowhere To All-Star

    ​One of the fun things about covering (and watching) sports is the joy that comes from watching the underdog triumph over all odds and get to the top. It can be a team -- like the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team -- or a player. Just someone or something that overcomes overwhelming obstacles that w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2009

    Game Time: Brad Mills Shows Bald Is Beautiful

    ​The biggest story locally this week has probably been the Astros hiring of Brad Mills. While some see it as the dawning of a new era for the Astros, I for one am sad to see the pageant that was Star Search 2009 end.So many memories...watching Drayton and Tal parade all ten candidates around...hea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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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    September 13, 2007
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    August 9, 2007
  • News

    October 27, 2005

    Ready to Rumble

    The Astros are on baseball's biggest stage, needing a comeback

  • 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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