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Does Comcast Doom the Astros For Years to Come? Crane Lawsuit Says Yes

Astros owner Jim Crane is suing former owner Drayton McLane, Comcast and NBC Universal accusing them of selling him “an asset they knew at the time to be overpriced and broken.” That asset is CSN Houston, the TV network that airs Astros and Rockets games — a network not many Houstonians have access to. We […]

Astros owner Jim Crane is suing former owner Drayton McLane, Comcast and NBC Universal accusing them of selling him “an asset they knew at the time to be overpriced and broken.” That asset is CSN Houston, the TV network that airs Astros and Rockets games — a network not many Houstonians have access to. We break down why Crane is suing and whether his claims are true that the network’s situation is “dooming the [Astros] franchise for years to come.”

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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