Ben

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  • joined Mar 24, 2008
  • last login Apr 06, 2013
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My name is Ben, I'm 34 years old and live in Austin, TX.

Baseball: Astros fan since 1981 (at least that's when I remember attending my first game)...the obsession gets worse every year... used to being let down, but never losing hope...memorable games attended include the last game at the Astrodome, 2004 All Star game at Minute Maid, the 18 inning playoff game, and the last game of the 2005 World Series...
Favorite player as a kid: Fred McGriff
Favorite payer all-time: Jeff Bagwell
Current favorite Astro: J.D. Martinez

Otherwise: Houston-born and raised, currently living in Austin, TX and have been for 16 of the last 17 years (one year in NYC) and am a performing musician.

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  • MLB Houston Astros
  • NBA Houston Rockets
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Keeper Help

Keeper league with no contracts (can keep indefinitely) ... debating between Carlos Santana (I can get him for $12 / he values at $15) or Lance Berkman (I can get him for $4 / he values at $17)...

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Help identifying an autograph

Random, but maybe someone can help - I went to Astros spring training games for a few years as a kid between 1987-1990. While going through some old things, I found this baseball with this lone...

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ESPN Fantasy League

I've created a standard 5x5 rotisserie league with ESPN and we need 4 more teams (total of 10). Live draft March 31st at 7pm central. Let me know if you are interested - but only if you're serious...

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J.R. House signs with Royals??

I guess I had no idea he was free. I don't know a whole lot about him, but always watched his stats. I'm surprised we weren't more aggressive with him. --- The Royals signed catcher J.R. House to...

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J.R. Towles update

hadn't heard too much lately about Towles, so I thought I'd check in on his Round Rock stats and post them up here. not too bad - not too great - but the average is quite better than the...

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Astros/Red Sox tickets

Unfortunately for me I've been sick all week, yet I have tickets to the series this weekend. I've been able to get rid of all but Saturday's tickets. Mind you they aren't great seats, but they are...

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Chacon suspended indefinitely

And that's all I know... I think that's all that's been said, actually... I assume it has to do with his attitude and reaction to demotion to the bullpen... Come on Shawn, seriously. Something...

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Game today??

Anyone know where we can watch the game today? I know FSN isn't carrying it - didn't know if anyone knew where we could pick up a Rays feed or something online. Thank ya.. Apparently my post has...

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Towles and Quintero

How long do they stay with Towles through these struggles? I know about the argument (and I agreed with it for a while) that as long as the Astros are winning Towles (and Bourn for that matter)...

"I think I'm sneaky fast," the chatty first baseman said before Tuesday's game. "I've always been...

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"I think I'm sneaky fast," the chatty first baseman said before Tuesday's game. "I've always been that way. Certainly, on TV, I look like I'm fat. And sometimes, I'm not the most graceful. But I feel I can run."

http://houston.astros.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20080506&content_id=2651080&vkey=news_hou&fext=.jsp&c_id=hou
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Clemens involved with golfer John Daly's ex-wife

This just gets worse... --- http://nbcsports.msnbc.com/id/24350727/ Roger Clemens had a relationship with golfing star John Daly's ex-wife, the New York Daily News reported Wednesday. Several...

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Oswalt to leave Houston?

If you read my last post, you are familiar with my current disdain for ESPN. I am watching Baseball Tonight and have learned the following: Peter Gammons states that he has talked to a couple of...

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Tejada on E:60

I am sure someone else saw this. This just reeks of TMZ but the sports version - it was really a terrible display of journalism, I don't care what you feel about Miggy's truth or lies when it comes...

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Quintero clears waivers!!!

HOUSTON -- Catcher Humberto Quintero cleared waivers and has accepted his outright assignment to Triple-A Round Rock, the Astros announced on Wednesday. Quintero was designated for assignment on...

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2 more cuts

Abercrombie and Paronto were both outrighted to Round Rock today. Abercrombie cleared waivers, of which I'm glad - I think after some seasoning he could turn into a pretty good player. Paronto has...

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Patterson signs with Rangers

Oh well. Story's here.

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Hunter Pence / Reggie Abercrombie bet

this is pretty funny.. from hunter's blog: -- Hi,It feels good to finally be drawing near the season. Everyone in camp is starting to get to know each other, and the team even though it's not set...

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Troy Patton may need season-ending surgery

Of course I wish him the best, but yet another off-season trade might be having surgery, and this time it would be season-ending. Story here.

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Tejada and his winter ball

just wondering... does anyone think that it might not be such a great thing that Tejada plays winter ball every single year? i would imagine he's exhausted, and a break may increase production for...

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Bruntlett does well

Bruntlett went 3-4 w/2 RBI today increasing his spring average to .429. Another guy that I think definitely deserves a chance to play every day, but is incredibly valuable on the bench as well....

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Astros Spring Training Games Online?

I know mlb.tv shows a fair amount of spring training games, but they are only showing 2 Astros games, one of which is the Yankees game which is already being broadcast on tv.The Rockets have a...

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Austin-area Yahoo Group

I've just started a new Yahoo Group for Austin-area Astros fans, in the hopes of instigating meet-ups game-watching etc. To join:http://sports.groups.yahoo.com/group/austinastros/

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Lidge Injures Knee - again

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP)--Phillies closer Brad Lidge caught a spike in the mound on his first pitch of batting practice Saturday and hurt the same knee he had surgery on in October.Lidge, the...

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