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  • Sen. Kamala Harris dons Astros gear to pay out World Series bet with Sen. Ted Cruz

    11/29/2017 6:52:55 AM PST · by OrangeHoof · 13 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 11-28-2017 | Sarah D. Wire
    http://www.latimes.com/politics/essential/la-pol-ca-essential-politics-updates-sen-kamala-harris-dons-astros-gear-to-1511910298-htmlstory.html Link only because it is L.A. Times.
  • Champion Astros hold off talk on possible White House visit

    11/03/2017 5:19:36 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 49 replies
    ESPN ^ | November 3, 2017 | Associated Press
    HOUSTON -- The World Series champion Houston Astros have not made the decision yet on whether they will visit the White House to meet with President Donald Trump if an invitation is extended. "We just won the first world championship in Houston Astros history," Astros manager A.J. Hinch said shortly before the team left for a celebratory parade through downtown Houston on Friday. "We're also in one of the most divided countries, polarizing countries in politics. I don't know that this is the best stage for everybody to declare one way or the other and try to comment on the...
  • Houston Astros Parade

    11/03/2017 2:21:47 PM PDT · by Terry Mross · 38 replies
    Self | 11/3/17 | Self
    750,000 plus in downtown Houston for the Astros. At the end when the National Anthem was played EVERY player held his hand, or hat, over his heart. Not one player knelt.
  • Carlos Correa Proposes to Girlfriend After World Series Win

    11/01/2017 10:26:59 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 33 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 2, 2017
    SNIP After the All-star shortstop helped lead the Astros to their first World Series in franchise history Wednesday night, he popped the question to his girlfriend Daniella Rodriguez, a former Miss Texas. SNIP
  • Houston Astros Win World Series!

    11/01/2017 9:04:01 PM PDT · by ZagFan · 69 replies
    11-01-2017
    Astros beat Dodgers 5-1
  • Houston Astros defeat Los Angeles Dodgers to win 1st World Series title

    11/01/2017 9:11:04 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 60 replies
    LOS ANGELES — The Houston Astros defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-1 Wednesday to win the World Series. This is the first World Series title for the Astros in franchise history.
  • 2018 World Series odds: Astros 6-to-1 to repeat but Dodgers open as favorites

    11/01/2017 11:09:33 PM PDT · by Az Joe · 18 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | 11/01/2017 | Mike Axisa
    Dodgers: 5/1, Astros: 6/1, Indians: 6/1, Nationals: 7/1 Yankees: 8/1, Red Sox: 10/1, Cubs: 10/1, Mets: 20/1 Diamondbacks: 20/1, Cardinals: 20/1, Rays: 30/1 Blue Jays: 30/1, Mariners: 30/1, Brewers: 30/1
  • Vegas says it will be the Trolly Dodgers by a hair in Game 7

    10/31/2017 10:38:40 PM PDT · by Az Joe · 20 replies
    Vegas Insider ^ | 10/31/17
    Place your bets
  • Astros choke......may forfeit Game 7!!!

    10/31/2017 8:42:55 PM PDT · by Az Joe · 89 replies
    Embarassed to take the field I guess.
  • The Astros’ Alex Bregman Keeps Working at Hitting, Fielding and Spanish

    10/27/2017 4:38:44 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 5 replies
    The New York Times ^ | October 27, 2017 | James Wagner
    LOS ANGELES — On his first day in the major leagues, in August 2016, Yuli Gurriel was understandably nervous. He was 32 and had defected six months earlier from Cuba to sign with the Houston Astros. Now, after 15 games in the minor leagues, he had been summoned to play at baseball’s highest level. At his locker before his debut, Gurriel heard a comforting language, but from an unexpected source. Alex Bregman, an Albuquerque native who played at Louisiana State, was speaking in Spanish. And he was talking to Gurriel. “It surprised me,” Gurriel said. “He said, ‘I played with...
  • World Series 2017: Astros on the Winning End of Wild Game 2

    10/25/2017 9:50:44 PM PDT · by Jim 0216 · 65 replies
    NYT ^ | 10/25/17 | BENJAMIN HOFFMAN and DAVID WALDSTEIN
    The Houston Astros refused to quit in Game 2 of the World Series, repeatedly rallying and scoring six runs from the eighth inning forward in a wild, 7-6 extra-innings victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers that evened the World Series at one game apiece. The heroes were plentiful for the Astros, with Marwin Gonzalez homering to tie the game in the 9th, Jose Altuve and Carlos Correa hitting solo home runs in the 10th to put Houston ahead briefly, and George Springer hitting a two-run homer in the 11th that put them on top to stay. The Dodgers counterpunched with...
  • 102-year-old actor goes to first World Series since 1926 (TR)

    10/27/2017 5:51:56 AM PDT · by DFG · 21 replies
    LA Times ^ | 10/26/2017 | Hailey Branson-Potts
    Before stepping into Dodger Stadium this week, Norman Lloyd had attended one World Series. In 1926. As a 12-year-old boy at Yankee Stadium, he watched as Babe Ruth slid into second base and split his pants. Now, a mere 91 years later, the actor — known as the rigid headmaster who fired Robin Williams in “Dead Poets Society” and the villain who fell from the Statue of Liberty in Alfred Hitchcock’s “Saboteur" — returned to the Fall Classic to watch a series between the Dodgers and Houston Astros that already has the makings of a Hollywood drama.
  • World Series 2017 [LIVE THREAD]

    10/24/2017 2:31:15 PM PDT · by Jolla · 1,374 replies
    Vanity | 10/24/2017 | Jolla
    World Series 2017 Houston Astros - American League Los Angeles Dodgers - National League Starts today at 508 PDT at Dodger Stadium and it will be HOT 103 3 hours before game time. Two good teams, both good pitching and good bull pens.
  • Condensed Game: ALCS Gm7 10/21/17 (Astros v Yankees - Video)

    10/23/2017 8:54:32 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 2 replies
    Video LinkI watched the game again at MLB.TV yesterday and here is the condensed video of that great game that I watched.There is no announcer but the crack of the bats and roar of the crowd is plenty.
  • MLB Postseason Live Thread NLCS ALCS World Series

    10/15/2017 7:58:29 PM PDT · by Impy · 128 replies
    10-15-17
    NLCS on TBS ALCS on Fox Not really fair for those without cable!
  • Didi drives Yanks to ALCS date with Astros

    10/11/2017 9:29:28 PM PDT · by TBP · 33 replies
    MLB.com ^ | October 11, 2017 | Bryan Hoch and Jordan Bastian
    Didi Gregorius homered twice, CC Sabathia rolled back the clock with nine strikeouts before turning it over to the bullpen in the fifth inning and the Yankees completed their historic comeback from a daunting deficit, advancing past the Indians with a 5-2 victory on Wednesday night in Game 5 of the American League Division Series presented by Doosan. New York will now face the Houston Astros in the AL Championship Series presented by Camping World. Game 1 is scheduled for Friday at Minute Maid Park. Participating in their fourth elimination game in the past eight days, the Yankees never trailed...
  • 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...