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Making Sense of the Astros Hacking Story

Posted on · The story dominating attention in Major League Baseball this past week has been the revelation that some unnamed members of the St. Louis Cardinals’ front office staff are under federal investigation for allegedly hacking into an internal network of the Houston Astros. The system — dubbed “Ground Control” — contained proprietary statistics, analysis, scouting reports, […]

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The Latino Vote and the Astros Hacked: Monday’s Show (June 22, 2015)

Posted on · Earlier this month, the Center for Houston’s Future presented a panel discussion exploring when Hispanic political influence will reflect demographic reality at the voting booth. Latinos represent the fastest-growing population here, and yet, their voter turnout is lower than other ethnic populations. Houston Matters host Craig Cohen moderated the discussion with four panelists: Rice University […]

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Astros’ GM Says It’s Time to Start Winning

Posted on · Opening Day is just around the corner. The Astros host their regular season opener Monday night against the Cleveland Indians. With another long, Major League campaign upon us, we check in with Astros’ general manager Jeff Luhnow on the long and short-term development of the team on the field.

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Public Integrity Unit and Astros GM: Tuesday’s Show (March 31, 2015)

Posted on · There’s a new measure that would change what agency fights public corruption in Texas government. Right now, the Public Integrity Unit investigates public corruption and is managed by the Travis County District Attorney’s Office. But Senate Bill 10 would move it under the Texas Attorney General’s Office. On this edition of Houston Matters, we discuss […]