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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  • 3 days ago | Sports

    For the third straight year, the Astros will be playing in the American League Championship Series after closing out the Tampa Bay Rays 6-1 in the ALDS Thursday night. The 'Stros put up four runs in the first while pitcher Gerrit Cole was dominant...

  • 4 days ago | Sports

    For as good as the Astros were in the regular season, and they were very good, their 107-win season comes down to a winner-take-all game five at Minute Maid Park Thursday. They played right down to the final few games of the season to earn home fi...

  • 5 days ago | Sports

    Putting Justin Verlander on the hill on three days rest seemed the obvious choice. Put your staff ace out there and nip this series in the bud. But Tampa Bay had other ideas. Verlander lasted only three-and-two-thirds innings giving up four runs. ...

  • 5 days ago | Sports

    The NBA has been rather progressive when it comes to allowing players, coaches and general managers to practice free speech on social media and elsewhere. That has come in a variety of forms from Golden State coach Steve Kerr taking shots at Presi...

  • 6 days ago | Sports

    Much of the buzz surrounding game three of the ALDS in Tampa Bay was with former Astros pitcher Charlie Morton. The staff ace for the Rays had been outstanding all season, but was unable to play in the first two games of the series because he star...

  • 6 days ago | Sandwiches

    First Friday Lobster Rolls at Bernie's Burger Bus are near perfection with one exception: You're gonna need a bigger boat. We are in search of Houston's best sandwiches because we love sandwiches and we love Houston!

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