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  • Ex-Cardinals Scouting Director Chris Correa Sentenced To 46 Months In Prison For Astros’ Data Breach

    07/18/2016 6:05:31 PM PDT · by Forgotten Amendments · 13 replies
    MLB Trade Rumors ^ | July 18, 2016 | Steve Adams
    The New York Times reported last summer that the Cardinals were the subject of a federal investigation in connection with multiple illegal breaches of the Astros’ proprietary computer network, Ground Control. Correa was ultimately fired by the Cardinals in July and was later charged. At the time of his plea, Correa claimed that his to access Ground Control was due to concern that former Cardinals scouting director Jeff Luhnow had taken proprietary information with him upon being hired by the Astros as general manager. Per Barron, the court denied a request that would’ve allowed Correa to subpoena documents from the...
  • White House: Toronto is Cruz's 'other hometown team'

    10/15/2015 11:24:26 AM PDT · by ManHunter · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/15/2015 | Jordan Fabian
    Relishing in his hometown Kansas City Royals’ playoff victory against the Houston Astros, White House press secretary Josh Earnest took a jab at Texas Sen. Ted Cruz (R). Earnest challenged the Canadian-born Cruz to a bet: His Royals against “Ted Cruz’s other hometown team, the Toronto Blue Jays.”
  • Rangers win AL West on final day; Angels' loss puts Astros in playoffs

    10/04/2015 3:40:26 PM PDT · by Artemis Webb · 51 replies
    AP ^ | 10/4/15
    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Cole Hamels and the Texas Rangers finally clinched the AL West title on the last day of the regular season. Hamels pitched a three-hitter, Adrian Beltre hit a go-ahead homer and the Rangers beat the Angels 9-2 Sunday, eliminating Los Angeles from playoff contention. A year after their 95 losses were the most in the American League, two months after they were still eight games out of first place and three days after ensuring themselves a postseason spot, the Rangers wrapped up their sixth division title. Texas plays its first AL division series game since 2011 on...
  • Curt Schilling compares Muslim extremism to Nazis

    08/25/2015 10:31:15 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 41 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | August 25, 2015 | Postmedia Network
    Curt Schilling took on the Internet – and the entire Muslim world – on Tuesday and lost. Badly. The two-time National League strikeout king took to Twitter to voice his concern over Islamic extremism. He posted a photo of Nazi leader Adolf Hitler with the words, “It's said only 5-10% of Muslims are extremists. In 1940, only 7% of Germans were Nazis. How'd that go?” The 48-year-old also tweeted, “The math is staggering when you get to true (numbers).” Schilling, who won three World Series championships during his 20-year MLB career, deleted the post after 10 minutes. Currently working with...

    08/26/2013 6:43:30 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 33 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8-26-13 | Breitbart Sports
    The Houston Astros, the worst team in Major League Baseball, is set to become the most profitable team in the sport's history. According to a Forbes report, "The Astros are on pace to rake in an estimated $99 million in operating income this season. That is nearly as much as the estimated operating income of the previous six World Series championship teams — combined." The highest-paid player on the team makes $1.15 million and 64 baseball players make more than the whole team combined. The Astros, currently at 43-86, have the worst record in the league since 2005. But Jim...
  • Ozzie Guillen heckled by fans dressed as Fidel Castro, too much?

    05/10/2012 7:16:33 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 22 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | May 10, 2012 | Shannon J. Owens
    A group of Houston Astros fans were kicked out of Minute Maid Park Tuesday for dressing up as Fidel Castro to heckle Ozzie Guillen, who was in town with his Miami Marlins earlier this week according to
  • Astros remove gun from Colt .45s throwback‎

    02/17/2012 10:00:27 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 23 replies
    ESPN ^ | February 17, 2012 | Paul Lukas
    You wouldn't expect to see gun control happening in Texas, but that's what will be taking place at a few Astros games this year. Here's the deal: The Astros are marking their 50th anniversary this season, so they'll be wearing an assortment of throwback uniforms for Friday home games. That includes the uniform of the Houston Colt .45s, which was the team's name for the first three years of the franchise's existence.
  • Guns Not Welcome At Minute Maid (Houston)

    02/16/2012 9:29:42 AM PST · by OrangeHoof · 6 replies
    Astros Daily ^ | 02-14-2012 | Bob Hulsey
    There's really little to discuss before pitchers and catchers reports to Kissimmee next week. I had no idea what I would write about before reader James Crabtree sent an e-mail over a topic that upset him. The topic was a small mention in Alyson Footer's recent MLB blog about the "Flashback Friday" campaign this season to deck current players in the uniforms of yesteryear. Her blog said this: * Flashback Fridays: the Astros will wear retro jerseys from past decades every Friday home game this year, starting with the Colt .45s (minus the pistol, which was deemed inappropriate to include...
  • Shipley prize put Astros fan in IRS doughnut hole

    04/18/2011 12:54:13 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 24 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 4-17-11 | DAVID BARRON
    Astros faithful Bob Choate's tale of doughnuts, taxes and baseball seems to have reached a relatively happy ending as the deadline strikes to file income taxes. On last year's Astros' fan appreciation day, the 56-year-old won 315 coupons from Shipley's Do-Nuts, each worth a cup of coffee and either a free doughnut or a dozen doughnut holes. However, he later received an IRS Form 1099 stating that he owed taxes on his prize, which was valued at $927.61. Choate protested to the Astros and to Shipley's, claiming that the actual value of his prize fell below the $600 threshold that...
  • Baseball 2010 Thread

    07/05/2010 4:23:27 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 42 replies
    Online Sources and Our Twisted Imaginations | Monday, July 5, 2010 | everybody
     East W L Pct GB Home Road East Cent West Streak L10 New York Yankees 50 31 .617 -- 28-13 22-18 20-11 10-7 9-6 Won 2 6-4 Boston Red Sox 49 33 .598 1.5 29-17 20-16 18-17 10-9 8-2 Lost 1 6-4 Tampa Bay Rays 48 33 .593 2.0 20-19 28-14 19-10 11-6 11-6 Won 2 6-4 Toronto Blue Jays 41 42 .494 10.0 21-19 20-23 13-14 11-9 10-8 Lost 2 2-8 Baltimore Orioles 25 57 .305 25.5 16-25 9-32 9-27 4-6 5-13 Lost 1 5-5  Central W L Pct GB Home Road East Cent West Streak L10 Detroit...
  • Astros sign first round pick Foltynewicz

    06/18/2010 6:59:20 PM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 112+ views ^ | 06/18/2010 | Staff
    By Wesley Wilson, Age 12 Let's face it. We all hate cancer. But when you read John 14:6, "I am the way, the truth and the life," that gives us something to think about. Jesus' way is the only way. You won't be misled. Jesus' truth is the only truth you can always depend on in good times and bad. And the most important, The Life is the only thing we live for. Some people say there's no cure for cancer. Jesus is the only cure for cancer. And that's the truth. Editor's Note: Wesley is my son, and he's...

    12/17/2009 8:36:55 AM PST · by Patriot1259 · 2 replies · 263+ views ^ | 12/17/2009 | Staff
    Club Signs 17-year-old Dominican

    12/08/2009 10:56:51 AM PST · by Patriot1259 · 194+ views ^ | 12/08/2009 | staff
    The Astros offered arbitration to Valverde, who is classified as a Type A free agent, on December 1st. "It would have been nice for the certainty aspect if Jose had accepted," Wade said. "That being said, we still have the ability to see if we can get something done. We’re not closing the door on that opportunity."
  • Astros Pitcher Backe arrested in Galveston Bar Melee

    10/08/2008 5:33:34 AM PDT · by pkajj · 9 replies · 795+ views
    Galveston Daily News ^ | Oct. 6, 2008 | Chris Paschenko
    Backe among 11 cited at bar ‘riot’ By Chris Paschenko The Daily News Published October 6, 2008 GALVESTON — Police arrested 11 people, including Houston Astros pitcher Brandon Backe and a FEMA official, at a disturbance at a Galveston hotel bar early Sunday. However, one witness said police used force on people who were offering no resistance to police. “It’s blatantly obvious — this was the fault of the Galveston Police Department,” said Dennis Byrd, the owner of a seawall restaurant. Byrd said Backe’s treatment by police couldn’t be justified. It was not clear Sunday night how or whether that...
  • Zambrano no-hits the Astros (playing in Milwaukee due to Hurricane Ike)

    09/14/2008 7:39:53 PM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 54 replies · 1,016+ views
    MLB.Com ^ | Minutes ago | MLB.Com
    Carlos Zambrano just no-hit the Houston Astros in Milwaukee, where they were playing due to the Hurricane Ike rain-out in Houston. Zambrano gave up only one walk, got a hit and scored a run in the 5-0 Chicago Cubs victory.
  • Craig Biggio becomes 27th player to reach 3,000 hits

    06/28/2007 7:51:23 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 7 replies · 402+ views ^ | 6/28/07
    HOUSTON (AP) - Craig Biggio became the 27th player to reach 3,000 career hits on Thursday night with a single to center field in the seventh inning. The Astros second baseman was thrown out trying to stretch the play into a double on his third hit of the night against the Rockies. Biggio is the first player in two seasons to reach 3,000 hits. Rafael Palmeiro reached it on July 15, 2005, with Baltimore. The 41-year-old, who entered the season needing 70 hits to reach the milestone, has played his entire 20-year career with the Astros, making him the longest...
  • America Supports You: Astros Relief Pitchers Support Troops

    07/09/2006 11:53:01 AM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 292+ views
    WASHINGTON, July 9, 2006 – Five members of the Major League Baseball's Houston Astros bullpen will collectively contribute to 'Strikeouts for Troops' this season. Strikeouts for Troops a national project created by Oakland Athletics pitcher Barry Zito, benefiting servicemembers injured in battle and rehabilitating at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, in Washington, D.C; the National Medical Center, in Bethesda, Md.; and other military hospitals. Brad Lidge, Trever Miller, Chad Qualls, Russ Springer and Dan Wheeler join the current efforts of 16 Major League pitchers and four minor league pitchers, including Triple A Round Rock pitcher Jason Hirsh, in providing...
  • Astros coach's son missing after pickup truck fire

    05/31/2006 3:24:11 AM PDT · by Rte66 · 13 replies · 817+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | May 31, 2006, 1:26AM | By ERIC HANSON and ROBERT CROWE
    Investigators report no human remains found in burned vehicle By ERIC HANSON and ROBERT CROWE Copyright 2006 Houston Chronicle One of Houston Astros coach Jose Cruz's sons is considered missing after a pickup he had been driving was found on fire near an office building in Katy earlier this month. Jose Javier Cruz, 34, last talked to family members May 19 at his Houston home in the 10300 block of Huntington Place, said Katy police Capt. Gay Dickerson. "We are listing him as a missing person in danger because he is not answering his cell phone," Dickerson said Tuesday. ...
  • Now on DL, Bagwell admits career may be over

    03/26/2006 10:40:10 AM PST · by Cyclopean Squid · 18 replies · 322+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 3-25-06 | Jose de Jesus Ortiz
    KISSIMMEE, Fla. — Conceding that it might take "a miracle" for him to play again, Houston Astros slugger Jeff Bagwell went on the disabled list today in a move that could signal the end of his major-league career. The franchise's all-time leader in home runs and RBIs is considering surgery to remove the bone spurs in his shoulder in a last-ditch effort to salvage his career, and the Astros will start a season without him on the roster for the first time in 16 years. "I said I wasn't going to embarrass myself," said Bagwell, 37. "I felt like this...
  • DeLay Blasts Democrats' Call to Withdraw Troops from Iraq

    12/04/2005 5:23:57 PM PST · by anymouse · 7 replies · 636+ views
    Houston Chronicle/Associated Press ^ | Dec. 4, 2005 | JUAN A. LOZANO
    Critical of calls by some Democrats to start withdrawing troops from Iraq, former House majority leader Tom DeLay told a group of soldiers Saturday night such a move would be "a death warrant for Americans in future terrorist attacks." "Iraq right now is the central front on the war on terror, whether we like it or not," DeLay told about 200 S and their families at a banquet held in their honor inside Minute Maid Park. "Our choice is not between different visions of victory but between victory and surrender. Only one choice is worth the legacy of the United...
  • Aaron Upset at Astros' Lack of African Americans

    10/27/2005 5:23:05 PM PDT · by Aggie Dad · 86 replies · 1,958+ views
    Washington Post ^ | October 27, 2005 | Jorge Arangure Jr
    HOUSTON, Oct. 26 -- The Houston Astros are the first World Series team since the 1953 New York Yankees without an African American player on their active roster. That troubles all-time home run king Hank Aaron, who said Wednesday that the Astros need to make an effort to sign African American players. "It is very disturbing to see something like this," Aaron said. "And you would think that this ballclub could find at least one or two African Americans, especially in this city. It's very disturbing. I think they need to look at that very carefully. They need to talk...
  • Chicago White Sox @ Houston Astros -- World Series Game 4 LIVE THREAD

    10/26/2005 4:18:36 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 803 replies · 13,428+ views
    October 26, 2005
    STARTING LINE-UPS FOR GAME 4 (Chicago up 3-0)Chicago White Sox S. Podsednik lf .278 T. Iguchi 2b .200 J. Dye rf .333 P. Konerko 1b .333 A.J. Pierzynski c .273 A. Rowand cf .308 J. Crede 3b .308 J. Uribe ss .333 F. Garcia p .000 Houston Astros C. Biggio 2b .214 W. Taveras cf .308 L. Berkman lf .417 M. Ensberg 3b .143 M. Lamb 1b .125 J. Lane rf .214 B. Ausmus c .231 A. Everett ss .083 B. Backe p .000
  • Chicago White Sox @ Houston Astros -- World Series Game 3 LIVE THREAD

    10/25/2005 5:20:11 PM PDT · by Michael Goldsberry · 758 replies · 13,374+ views
    Starting Lineup: Chicago WSox at Houston Chicago WSox   Houston Pos Player HR RBI AVG   Pos Player HR RBI AVG LF Podsednik, Scott 1 4 .286   2B Biggio, Craig 0 4 .326 2B Iguchi, Tadahito 1 4 .207   CF Taveras, Willy 0 0 .357 RF Dye, Jermaine 0 3 .241   LF Berkman, Lance 2 8 .314 1B Konerko, Paul 4 11 .273   3B Ensberg, Morgan 0 9 .256 C Pierzynski, AJ 3 6 .259   1B Lamb, Mike 2 3 .273 CF Rowand, Aaron 0 3 .250   RF Lane, Jason 2 6 .237...
  • Changing diversity: Astros first Series team in half-century without black player

    10/25/2005 5:01:38 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 25 replies · 944+ views
    AP (via Yahoo) ^ | October 25, 2005 | BEN WALKER
    HOUSTON (AP) -- Joe Morgan worries about the face of baseball. Watching the World Series, the Hall of Famer is troubled by what he sees. His old team, the Houston Astros, is down 2-0 to the Chicago White Sox, but it's not their lineup that concerns Morgan. It's their makeup. The Astros are the first World Series team in more than a half-century with a roster that doesn't include a single black player. ``Of course I noticed it. How could you not?'' Morgan said while the Astros took batting practice before the opener in Chicago. ``But they're not the only...
  • WhiteSox Vs. Astros...Game 3

    10/25/2005 3:23:43 PM PDT · by maineman · 43 replies · 845+ views
  • '05 WORLD SERIES Game 2 Live Thread

    10/23/2005 3:27:12 PM PDT · by raccoonradio · 385 replies · 4,525+ views ^ | 10/23/05 | raccoonradio
    Game 2 Live Thread! Chicago leads series 1-0 Pettite vs. Buehrle
  • Pettitte tries to even World Series for Astros

    10/23/2005 11:49:48 AM PDT · by truthandlife · 27 replies · 692+ views
    Reuters ^ | 10-23-05 | Brad Dorfman
    The Houston Astros will send their other hometown pitching ace to the mound on Sunday against the Chicago White Sox, hoping Andy Pettitte can last longer than Roger Clemens did in Game 1 and help the Astros pull even in the World Series. Pettitte, 33, will be opposed by White Sox lefthander Mark Buehrle, 26, who was credited with the win in the 2005 All-Star Game that gave the White Sox home-field advantage for the Series. The White Sox won the first game of the best-of-seven series 5-3 on Saturday, when Clemens could go only two innings before being removed...
  • Fidel Castro vs. the Chicago White Sox - transcript of Fox Sports conmments?? (SHAMELSS VANITY)

    10/23/2005 11:29:35 AM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 11 replies · 572+ views
    Chi-TownChief ^ | 10/23/05 | Self
    Did anyone catch Joe Buck's commentary (I think it was him) about how our commie buddy Castro is celebrating the World Series by trying to block it from being broadcast in Cuba (which would seem awfully difficult) and not allowing Contreras' name to be spoken publicly? Is there a transcript of the comments available? Fidel's still a paranoid loon after all these years.
  • What you need to know about those Astros (SOX "FAN" TRASHES BARBARA BUSH)

    10/23/2005 7:52:27 AM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 58 replies · 2,054+ views
    Chicago Sun-times ^ | October 23, 2005 | MARK BROWN SUN-TIMES COLUMNIST
    You love your White Sox, but as an American League fan, you may not have a firm grip yet on how to focus your dislike for their World Series' opponent, the Houston Astros. Perhaps I could be helpful in that regard. Having recently watched the Astros chew up and spit out a team for whom my allegiance is known, I had an opportunity to give that quite a bit of thought. Strangely enough, the experience left me with nothing but respect for the Astros players, a formidable and highly professional team. But everything else about the Astros stinks. Barbara Bush...
  • Wondering who to root for during the World Series? (Astros not a bad choice)

    10/23/2005 7:41:18 AM PDT · by truthandlife · 4 replies · 768+ views
    Various | 10-23-05
    Reasons to cheer for the Astros The God Squad With their own chaplain, the Houston Astros might be the most religious clubhouse in the majors The Major League Faith of Andy Pettitte Lance Berkman testimony In "Three Strikes...You're Saved," Houston Astros star third baseman Morgan Ensberg is unabashed in saying, "The entire reason I play baseball is so that I get a chance to speak about Christ." Similarly, Jamey Carroll of the Washington Nationals tells CBN reporter Shawn Brown, "If I can be a light in this field that somebody in the stands can see...
  • Houston Astros @ St. Louis Cardinals -- NLCS Game 6 LIVE THREAD

    10/19/2005 5:28:59 PM PDT · by Michael Goldsberry · 235 replies · 4,143+ views
    Starting Lineup: Houston at St. Louis Houston   St. Louis Pos Player HR RBI AVG   Pos Player HR RBI AVG 2B Biggio, Craig 0 3 .316   SS Eckstein, David 1 6 .300 CF Taveras, Willy 0 0 .333   CF Edmonds, Jim 1 1 .296 1B Berkman, Lance 2 8 .355   1B Pujols, Albert 2 8 .429 3B Ensberg, Morgan 0 8 .257   RF Walker, Larry 0 1 .083 RF Lane, Jason 1 5 .235   LF Sanders, Reggie 2 12 .259 LF Burke, Chris 2 4 .368   2B Grudzielanek, Mark 0 2 .188...
  • St. Louis Cardinals @ Houston Astros -- NLCS Game 5 LIVE THREAD

    10/17/2005 6:11:04 PM PDT · by Diddle E. Squat · 387 replies · 6,264+ views
    Fox TV | 10/17/05 | A Killer Bee
    Bottom of 2nd, 1-0 Astro lead, good game with baserunners and a great tag out at the plate by the Cardinal catcher.
  • St. Louis Cardinals @ Houston Astros -- NLCS Game 4 LIVE THREAD

    10/16/2005 1:50:51 PM PDT · by Michael Goldsberry · 221 replies · 3,074+ views
    Starting Lineup: St. Louis at Houston St. Louis   Houston Pos Player HR RBI AVG   Pos Player HR RBI AVG SS Eckstein, David 1 6 .292   2B Biggio, Craig 0 2 .323 CF Edmonds, Jim 1 1 .286   CF Burke, Chris 2 4 .500 1B Pujols, Albert 1 4 .450   LF Berkman, Lance 1 5 .346 RF Walker, Larry 0 1 .056   3B Ensberg, Morgan 0 7 .214 LF Sanders, Reggie 2 12 .333   1B Lamb, Mike 2 3 .429 3B Mabry, John 0 1 .500   RF Lane, Jason 0 4 .179...
  • Houston Astros @ St. Louis Cardinals -- NLCS Game 2 LIVE THREAD

    10/13/2005 6:10:39 PM PDT · by BOBWADE · 167 replies · 2,100+ views
    Didn't see a thread for this so I thought I would start one.
  • Lucky Fan is Twice In Right Spot (same guy catches grand slam and winning home run balls)

    10/10/2005 3:54:56 PM PDT · by RedWhiteBlue · 23 replies · 600+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Oct. 10, 2005 | LEE CEARNAL
    Chris Burke's homer might not have been the only history-maker in Sunday's 18-inning victory over the Atlanta Braves. The fan who caught it — Shaun Dean of Porter — also caught Lance Berkman's grand slam shot in the eighth. Dean, 25, was sitting in the second row of the Crawford boxes. A client had given tickets to Joslin Construction, where he is comptroller."I never caught one in a game before," he said.But with one out in the eighth, with the bases loaded and the Astros down 6-1, Berkman hit his line drive. Fortunately, Dean was wearing a glove."It came right...

    10/09/2005 4:09:58 PM PDT · by w_over_w · 75 replies · 857+ views
    FRepublic ^ | October 9, 2005 | Unknown
  • Quick Picks for the Division Series

    10/03/2005 9:35:08 PM PDT · by Keyes2000mt · 3 replies · 289+ views
    Adam's Blog ^ | 10/03/2005 | Adam Graham
    Lets go ahead and start with San Diego v. St. Louis. St. Louis has got a powerful line-up and a strong rotation. San Diego's got Jake Peavy and Brian Giles. Not enough to overcome St. Louis' dominance. I think one big thing to think about is that Pedro Astacio is their game 2 starter. That shows how weak that line-up is. No one in the Padres line-up has hit more than 18 homers, the projected clean-up hitter hit 12. This series goes to the Cardinals 3-1. Houston v. Atlanta Both team have a lot going for them. The Braves have...
  • Clinched: Astros headed to playoffs

    10/02/2005 3:24:40 PM PDT · by Michael Goldsberry · 8 replies · 291+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Associated Press
    The Houston Astros clinched the NL wild card on the final day of the regular season - just like they did last year. Roy Oswalt became the first pitcher since 2001-02 with consecutive 20-win seasons, throwing six innings and driving in a run in a 6-4 victory today over the Chicago Cubs. The Astros, who completed a remarkable comeback from a miserable start of the season back into the playoffs. The Astros, 15-30 after a loss to the Cubs on May 24, became the first team since the 1914 Boston Braves to make the playoffs after being as many as...
  • Astros take Walter Reed troops out to ballgame (Kleenex Alert!)

    07/27/2005 5:03:29 PM PDT · by SandRat · 37 replies · 829+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | July 27, 2005 | Rey Guzman
    WASHINGTON (Army News Service, July 27, 2005) – The Houston Astros received a special visit at the ball park July 23, shortly after making a special visit of their own. Several wound-recovering Soldiers from Walter Reed Army Medical Center watched the visiting Astros take on the Washington Nationals at RFK Stadium after receiving an invitation by the team’s highest ranking official. The Soldiers were invited guests of team owner Drayton McLane, who took several of his players to visit with recovering troops at Walter Reed and Bethesda Naval Hospital the two afternoons prior to the game. McLane arranged for his...
  • Clemens' Hummer stolen from son's high school

    03/23/2005 4:48:18 PM PST · by Keyes2000mt · 31 replies · 2,968+ views
    Fox Sports ^ | 03/22/2005 | Pam Eaton
    Roger Clemens' orange Hummer - a present from the New York Yankees for his 300th win - was stolen Wednesday after the pitcher's son drove it to school and left it unlocked, police said. School district police issued a statewide all-points bulletin about the Hummer, taken from Memorial High at about 8:30 a.m. Clemens, who was at spring training with the Houston Astros in Florida, was offering a $10,000 reward for the vehicle's return and information about who took it. Roger Clemens couldn't immediately be reached for comment by The Associated Press. He earned his 300th victory in 2003 with...
  • Clemens returns as highest-paid pitcher (to Astros)

    01/21/2005 1:46:22 PM PST · by bayourod · 21 replies · 264+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Jan. 21, 2005 | JOSE DE JESUS ORTIZ
    Seven-time Cy Young Award winner Roger Clemens is returning to the mound for the Astros for one more year - and will be paid the highest salary for a pitcher in baseball history. The Astros agreed today to a record $18 million, one-year contract and Clemens will pitch his 22nd major league season
  • Clemens files for record $22M in arbitration (Mercenary Alert)

    01/18/2005 3:15:05 PM PST · by F16Fighter · 16 replies · 526+ views ^ | January 18, 2005 | AP
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Roger Clemens filed for a record $22 million in salary arbitration on Tuesday, and the Houston Astros offered the seven-time Cy Young Award winner $13.5 million. The Rocket, who helped lead the Astros within one win of their first World Series appearance, still has not decided whether to pitch this year or retire. Until now, the highest figure ever submitted for arbitration was $18.5 million in 2001 by New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter, who then agreed to a $189 million, 10-year deal. The highest salary ever earned by a pitcher in a single season was...
  • Presidential Elections and World Series Results History

    10/19/2004 4:46:57 PM PDT · by leadhead · 40 replies · 932+ views
    vanity | 10/19/2004 | Leadhead
    Never (since 1908) have both the home states of Presidential candidates and World Series participants been the same.Does this mean there is no chance for a Houston Astros vs. Boston Red Sox series?And, only nine (9) times out of the twenty-four (24) times World Series & Elections coincided has even 1 team been from a candidate's State. So what are the chances that neither Houston nor Boston will be in the Series?
  • Houston Astros vs St. Louis Cardinals *Game 5* LIVE THREAD

    10/18/2004 5:25:30 PM PDT · by Miztiki · 89 replies · 2,128+ views
    Go Astros!!!
  • (Cardinal brat)Tavarez breaks hand(in tantrum)after(choking &)leaving Game4 of NLCS-status uncertain

    10/18/2004 4:58:24 PM PDT · by Diddle E. Squat · 17 replies · 615+ views
    AP, via Ft. ^ | 10/18/04 | BEN WALKER
    HOUSTON - St. Louis righty Julian Tavarez broke his left hand during a dugout tantrum in Game 4 of the NL championship series, and it was uncertain Monday when the reliever would pitch again. The excitable Tavarez tried to trash the bench shortly after giving up a tiebreaking home run to Carlos Beltran in the seventh inning of Houston's 6-5 win Sunday. Before Game 5, the Cardinals said Tavarez fractured the fourth finger and bones in his left hand. "He punched the phone, so that's when it happened," manager Tony La Russa said. "I don't know if he'll pitch tonight,...

    10/11/2004 8:37:48 PM PDT · by Tall_Texan · 106 replies · 1,710+ views
    na | 10-11-04 | Tall_Texan
    After 42 seasons and seven failed postseasons, the Astros finally have won a postseason series and it comes again the hated Braves in their own crib, 12-3. Carlos Beltran is the star with four hits and five RBIs!
  • Braves Still Alive

    10/10/2004 3:11:18 PM PDT · by SALChamps03 · 24 replies · 436+ views
    Atlanta Braves Official Site ^ | 10-10-2004 | SALChamps03
    The Atlanta Braves held off the Astros in Game 4 of the NLDS by a score of 6-5. The big plays were a three run homer by Adam Laroche, an inning-ending 4-1 put out by Marcus Giles and John Smoltz, A go-ahead RBI single by J.D. Drew, and a game-ending 6-3 double play started by Rafael Furcal, who delayed his 21-day sentence for DUI by another day. Hopefully, this Game 5 will end better than last year's loss to the Cubs, after which I had to endure an eight-block walk back to my van while listening to Cubs fans scream...
  • Astros beat Braves 8-5

    10/09/2004 1:48:59 PM PDT · by treeclimber · 5 replies · 217+ views ^ | 10-09-04 | none
    And they face the Rocket tomorrow!!!!
  • New Yorkers slam Clemens for joining Astros

    01/13/2004 11:41:52 PM PST · by Burkeman1 · 12 replies · 187+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 1/14/2004 | RICHARD JUSTICE
    Roger Clemens ended last season as a living legend in New York. On Tuesday, he became a rat. And a turncoat. And a traitor. He did not simply become a former Yankee by signing to play for his hometown Astros. He became an enemy of the state. He became the Long Island Lolita, Leona Helmsley, Martha Stewart and Kathie Lee Gifford rolled into one. He became the stalled subway car that makes New Yorkers late, the crosstown traffic that makes them fussy. He became a stupid tourist, too, all in one day, all by changing his mind about retiring and...
  • Roger Clemens signing with Astros!

    01/12/2004 9:07:09 AM PST · by truthandlife · 26 replies · 286+ views
    CBS Radio News | 1/12/04
    CBS News just said that Roger Clemens will be signing with the Houston Astros.