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Sports Monday: How Can the Astros Compete with New AL Powerhouses?

Posted on · This past Thursday was trade deadline day in Major League Baseball – there was a dizzying array of major trades which, among other things, appear to have reinforced a long-developing changing of the guard in the American League, as two teams the Houston Astros will see a lot of in the coming seasons have risen […]

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Astros Continue Their Climb Toward Respectability

Posted on · The Houston Astros continue their winning ways, taking two of three from the Angels and Twins. Now, they face a home-and-home interleague challenge from the Arizona Diamondbacks. We discuss the quirks of this year’s major league baseball schedule, which has interleague play interspersed all season long. We also consider whether the Astros have an opportunity this […]

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Are the Astros Approaching Respectability?

Posted on · The Houston Astros saw an impressive seven-game winning streak snapped over the weekend by the Baltimore Orioles. Despite a pair of losses Saturday and Sunday, the Astros are no longer the worst team in the American League, and no longer on pace to collect 100 losses this year. George Springer’s arrival has helped spark increased […]

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Little League Programs Thrive in Houston

Posted on · Another season of Little League baseball has already begun for parts of Houston. So what are the challenges and rewards of running a Little League program these days? We hear from representatives of West University Little League, Westbury Little League and Bellaire Little League who discuss everything it takes to make a baseball season happen, the benefits […]

Good, Bad and Ugly

Biggio Snubbed, Selling Booze Near Hospitals & Wade Phillips Says ‘No Thanks’: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · Lomgtime Houston Astro great Craig Biggio barely barely misses making it into the Baseball Hall of Fame; Houston grocery stores will now be able to sell alcohol near hospitals and churches; Baylor College of Medicine and St. Luke’s are teaming up to form a new hospital; and former Texans’ defensive coordinator Wade Phillips gets an unwanted […]

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Houston Matters for Thursday, August 8, 2013

Posted on · Major League Baseball this week suspended New York Yankees third baseman – and former Texas Ranger – Alex Rodriguez 211 games for his alleged repeated use of performance-enhancing drugs, and for obstructing baseball’s probe into the Biogenesis of America Anti-Aging Clinic. “A-Rod” continues to play and is appealing the suspension, while thirteen other players, including […]

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Milo Hamilton

Posted on · The 2013 Major League Baseball season kicked off this week. And it’s already tough sledding for the Houston Astros. They lost a hundred games each of the last two seasons. They have the league’s lowest payroll – in fact, their 25 man roster makes less combined than Alex Rodriguez makes for the Yankees alone. And […]


Pearland Gets World Series Trip Off to Good Start

Posted on · Pearland's trip to the Little League World Series got off to a surprising start this afternoon in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. The local team jumped out to a huge lead, only to see the boys from Minnesota work their way back into the game. Bill Stamps tells what happened.


Clemens Indicted for Lying About Steroids

Posted on · The topic of steroids continues to make headlines in Houston. The Texan's start linebacker Brian Cushing is fighting a 4-game suspension for testing positive. Now baseball great and former Astro pitcher Roger Clemens is facing indictment charges. Bill Stamps has more.