Jeff Balke

Jeff Balke

Jeff Balke is a writer, editor, photographer, tech expert and native Houstonian. He has written for a wide range of publications and co-authored the official 50th anniversary book for the Houston Rockets.

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  • 4 days ago | Sports

    It is difficult to understate the damage done to the Houston Astros organization on Monday. Not only did they lose arguably the best manager in baseball and the architect of the operation that took them from three straight 100-loss seasons to thre...

  • 4 days ago | Sports

    On Monday, Major League Baseball dropped a Louisville Slugger the size of Mount Everest on the Houston Astros leaving them with no manager or general manager for the 2020 season and no first or second round draft picks for two years. Then, in one ...

  • 5 days ago | Sports

    On Monday, Major League Baseball handed down some of the stiffest punishments in the history of the sport in the wake of the sign-stealing allegations against the Houston Astros. General Manager Jeff Luhnow and Manager A.J. Hinch both received one...

  • 8 days ago | Traffic

    In 2015, Houston finally installed a dedicated bike lane traversing downtown along Lamar. The stretch of green-painted path runs from Bagby all the way to Discovery Green with further connections to existing hike and bike trails on each end. There...

  • 8 days ago | Sports

    On Thursday, the Astros announced they had acquired pitcher Austin Pruitt from the Tampa Bay Rays for minor leaguers, pitcher Peyton Battenfield and outfielder Cal Stevenson. Pruitt is from Houston. He played at College Park High School in Th...

  • 11 days ago | Sports

    On Tuesday, The Athletic, the same publication that broke the Astros electronic sign-stealing investigation, reported that Major League Baseball was widening its investigation, and that the Red Sox were one of the teams implicated. Make no mistake...

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