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Joe in Birmingham

  • joined Mar 29, 2008
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Dominican Winter League Team Cuts Brett Wallace

The Houston Chromicle reports a Dominican Winter League team released Brett Wallace after 20 games. Brett was batting .173 (9-for-52) with two home runs and nine RBIs. Being released this quickly...

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Crane Sale Approval? Move to AL? next week?

It struck me that MLB still hadn't acted on the Astros sale. Since the World Series ended long ago, I thought maybe the owners should have acted by now. Researching, I found this tidbit announced...

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Yankees place Lance Berkman on 15 day DL

Yankees place Lance Berkman on 15 day DL. This must be the most frustrating month of Berkman's professional life. Word is he will return in September but that the Yankees did not want to play one...

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Lance Berkman Takes Out A-Rod in Batting Practice

Lance Berkman took out Alex Rodriguez  in battng practice today (Saturday August 7).  This will not endear Lance to the Yankees faithful. Lance was extensively interviewed about it. Said Lance, "I...

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RIP Mike Cuellar

Former Astros and Orioles All Star Mike Cuellar died Here's the Chronilce Link: http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/sports/bb/6942015.html   Here's how the report begins: Mike Cuellar, a...

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Nellie Fox Tobacco Spitting

This bears only the slightest of relevance to the Astros  but I got a chuckle out of it . . . I listen to old Jean Shepherd radio programs. In passing in one of his 60's shows on spitting Jean...

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Milo Hamilton and cancer?

Jose de Jesus Ortiz wrote that Milo Hamilton is battling cancer: "[T]he legendary Milo Hamilton, a four-time Hall of Famer who is fighting cancer, will land in New York tonight in anticipation of...

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Turning outfielders into infielders?

  Chip Bailey  in the Houston Chronicle blog today talks about Astros outfielders of the the future. Astros seem set with Lee, Bourn and Pence. Chip Bailey says Astros have three outfielders...

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Lance Berkman to DL (Maysonet called up)

Lance Berkman heads to the DL

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Astros Play Day Game Against Padres

via upload.wikimedia.org   Wandy Rodriguez vs. Padres' Kevin Correia   Game is underway. Astros have loaded the bases with one out in the first inning. Micheal Bourn walked Miguel Tejada popped...

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Pirates trade Nate McLouth to Braves

A stunning trade. Pirates get three prize prospects but lose a key player. McLouth becomes the starting center fielder for Atlanta. Pirates making serious bid to have a winning season in the next...

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Texas Longhorns amazing comeback

Trailing Army 10-6 in the bottom of the ninth inning, the Longhorns scored EIGHT runs, including the last four on a grand slam homerun to win the game  (and the regional) 14-10. The Longhorns...

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Miguel Tejada NL Player of the Week

Nice honor diluted tremendously by his two errors yesterday and the Astros dismal win-loss record last week. Here's the information: Astros shortstop Miguel Tejada's league-leading .522 average...

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Astros-Padres Saturday night game

game thread for game 2 of Astros-Padres.

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Zack Greinke - unreal start

I've not followed Zack Greinke of Kansas CIty Royals . For the rest of you who also know nothing about him, here's the beginning of the game story on his outing last night. If I was a pitcher, this...

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Astros-Nationals Saturday Game

Washington Nationals lead the Astros 2-1 after two innings. Astros scored first when Michael Bourn singled home Kaz Matsui (who singled and stole second). Nationals scored on two weak singles...

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March 19 Game Against Mets

I'm surprised there's no thread for today's game against the Mets. It's a TV broadcast on MLB.com from Mets network I joined the game in the second with Mets loading the bases  against Wandy with...

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Heart Condition ends season for Aaron Boone

***HLP Edit***: A sad day for sure, and obviously the most important thing is Aaron Boone's health. He's known about his condition since college, and seems rather calm about it. On the baseball...

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USA Loses to Puerto Rico By Mercy Rule

USA started the second round of the WBC by losing 11-1 to Puerto Rico.  The game was stopped in the bottom of the seventh under the Mercy Rule. Jake Peavy started for USA. Puerto Rico led 6-0 after...

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RIP Dave Smith

Maybe because was younger than I am, or because I remember him in his prime, Dave Smith's death  is shocking and depressing  to me. May he rest in peace. Here's the basic information: Dave Smith,...

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ninth inning of game 1

Former Astros playing a role: Eric Bruntlett batting for Phillies Trever Miller struck out Howard Dan Wheeler pitching to Eric Bruntlett Cut shots to Brad Lidge warming up in the bullpen (and...

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Phillies are National League Champions

Doesn't seem right for some reason. Dodgers fell apart, especially in the final game. Phillies leadoff home run (Rollins). Errors by Shortstop Furcal (3 of them in this game!) . Hitting into...

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Astros "cut" Borkowski, Castillo, Cassel, & Houston

From the Houston Chronincle: The Astros cleared space on their 40-man roster Wednesday by outrighting four players to Class AAA Round Rock: righthanders Dave Borkowski, Jack Cassel and Ryan...

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Brandon Backe Arrested for fighting Police

Big fight at a party in Galveston (He should have been watching the playoff games). Here's part of the Chronicle's report: Police tasered two people and also used pepper spray on one of them,...

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Rays defeat White Sox in Game 1

I missed most of the game.  Ex-Astro Octavio Dotel pitched to one Rays batter (B J Upton) in the bottom of the 8th with the bases loaded. After starting 2-0, he threw three straight strikes to get...

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Red Sox top Angels 4-1 in Game 1

Jon Lester and the Red Sox dominated the Angels in Game 1. Jason Bay homered and doubled to lead the Sox offense.  I wonder what Pirates fans are thinking tonight. I picked Angels to win this...

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Dodgers take Game 1 from Cubs 7-2

Homerun derby. Manny Ramirez hit an impossible homerun, but the game changer was a grand slam homerun following three walks. Pretty cool to see Greg Maddux close the game considering his history...

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Brewers-Phillies Game 1

TBS is blacked out on MLB.TV.  I'm listening to radio on MLB.com.   Does this mean all playoff games will be blacked out  or only those on TBS (for those living in the Braves television area)? W...

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Hurricane Ike and the Astros

The Astros had a day off in this recent winning streak (a travel day). They lost the first game after the day off (to the Rockies). Cecil Cooper said part of  the reason was that a team on a roll...

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Carlos Lee out for the Season

The broken finger may end Carlos Lee's season. He was the hottest hitter in the league the past few weeks.  It'll be interesting to see if Tejada or someone else  picks it up to replace Lee. H...

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