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Astros Return for Home Opener With Higher Expectations

Every Monday, we talk with Jeff Balke, who writes for Houston Press and Houstonia Magazine, about developments in Houston sports. Today, we discuss the Astros’ opening week, the Rockets’ dim playoff hopes, J.J. Watt’s admission that he won’t play “terribly longer” for the Texans, plus a recap of Saturday’s Dynamo draw, and the start of […]

Michael Hagerty Houston Public Media

Every Monday, we talk with Jeff Balke, who writes for Houston Press and Houstonia Magazine, about developments in Houston sports.

Today, we discuss the Astros’ opening week, the Rockets’ dim playoff hopes, J.J. Watt’s admission that he won’t play “terribly longer” for the Texans, plus a recap of Saturday’s Dynamo draw, and the start of the NHL playoffs brings with it an historic (if, on paper, easy) matchup for the Lone Star State’s only hockey franchise.

MORE: Astros Fans Hoping For Another Exciting Season (News 88.7, April 11, 2016)

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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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