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Simone Biles Did A Flip Before Throwing The First Pitch, Naturally

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 07.06.2016 | Sports

Olympic gymnastics hopeful Simone Biles, who won her fourth straight national championship recently, threw out the ceremonial first pitch before the H...

Jose Altuve Knocks One Out Of The Park For Young Cancer Patient

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 05.06.2016 | Sports

No pressure, right? A young cancer patient named Dillon asked Astros second baseman Jose Altuve to hit a home run for him during Thursday's game, the ...

Baseball Still Trails on Diversity

Elizabeth Ann Thompson | Posted 04.28.2016 | Black Voices
Elizabeth Ann Thompson

Major League Baseball was lily white, for players and management alike, until Jackie Robinson left the Negro Leagues to join the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947. How much progress has been made toward the goal of diversity since then? Not enough.

George H.W. Bush Had A Blast Throwing Out The First Pitch At An Astros Game

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 04.13.2016 | Politics

Former President George H.W. Bush threw out the first pitch before Tuesday evening's game between the Houston Astros and Kansas City Royals. Presiden...

Remember When The Astros Moved The Date Of Taylor Swift's Concert?

The Huffington Post | Erick Fernandez | Posted 10.07.2015 | Sports

In December, months before the start of the MLB season, the Houston Astros' Twitter account published a simple tweet related to a potential scheduling...

Why The Yankees Don't Deserve The World Series Title, By A Yankees Fan

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 10.06.2015 | Sports

The New York Yankees begin their postseason Tuesday night against the Houston Astros at Yankee Stadium. It’s a do-or-die playoff play-in, with the w...

Ten Games the Angels Wish They Could Get Back in 2015

Wayne Coito | Posted 10.06.2015 | Sports
Wayne Coito

With all the organizational hang-ups, the Angels fell just one win short of a tiebreak with the Astros. One. Single. Solitary. Win. Here are the 10 games in 2015 that the Angels wish they could have back.

Houston Astros Mascot Resurrects The 'Single Ladies' Dance In Brilliant Performance

The Huffington Post | Lucy McCalmont | Posted 08.24.2015 | Sports

It's been a few years since the "Single Ladies" dance took over YouTube, your Facebook feed and "Saturday Night Live." The spoofs became tired and rep...

Astros' Mike Fiers Pitches No-Hitter Against Dodgers

Associated Press | Andrew Hart | Posted 08.24.2015 | Sports

HOUSTON (AP) — Mike Fiers has pitched the second no-hitter in the major leagues in nine days, leading the Houston Astros to a 3-0 victory over the L...

Jeff Bagwell Gets To Second Base For The First Time In Years

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 07.22.2015 | Weird News

Former Houston Astros star Jeff Bagwell was a public figure in a very public place Tuesday, but that didn't stop him from fondling his companion. Bagw...

Pete Rose, The St. Louis Cardinals and the Need for Consistent MLB Ethics Policies

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 06.28.2016 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

The newest revelations about Pete Rose betting on baseball, something that had long been suspected is a sad coda to a sad story about one of baseball's all time greats. Rose's efforts to finally make it to the Hall of Fame had been getting some traction earlier in the year, but that has changed now.

St. Louis Cardinals 'Hackgate' Worse Than 'Deflategate'

Leigh Steinberg | Posted 06.23.2016 | Sports
Leigh Steinberg

It is one thing when a player and low level staffers slightly tinker with the inflation of a football. It is a serious matter when an organization intentionally uses computer skills to try and appropriate another teams' whole methodology and master plan.

Travis Waldron

The Controversial Law At The Heart Of The Cardinals' Hacking Case

HuffingtonPost.com | Travis Waldron | Posted 06.16.2015 | Sports

The FBI and Justice Department are investigating whether St. Louis Cardinals employees illegally hacked into networks owned and operated by the Housto...

St. Louis Cardinals Allegedly Hacked Into Houston Astros' Database

The Huffington Post | Lucy McCalmont | Posted 06.17.2015 | Sports

Not a Bond movie, but baseball.

Don't Worry, TSwift Fans! The Houston Concert Probably Won't Be Rescheduled

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 12.12.2014 | Sports

If a baseball team is going to be optimistic, it might as well swing for the fences. The Houston Astros, which had a 70-92 record last season, ale...

Sport and Society for Arete-Baseball

Richard Crepeau | Posted 12.10.2014 | Sports
Richard Crepeau

The playoffs opened September 30 with the Wild Card Game in the American League where the Kansas City Royals showed up as the surprise guest and host. Over and over again came the reminders that the Royals had not been in post-season play since 1985 when they won the World Series.

WATCH: The Summer First Pitch Fails May Have Hit A New Low

The Huffington Post | Thomas McKenna | Posted 08.27.2014 | Sports

The summer of horrible first pitches continues. After celebs like 50 Cent and Bob Costas showcased some opening tosses to forget, it was an Astros fa...

Breaking Down the Biggest Trades on Deadline Day

Andrew Wild | Posted 10.01.2014 | Sports
Andrew Wild

Well, whatever we thought was plaguing front offices to make them so boring is apparently gone, because we got a whole lot of big time trades yesterday.

MLB Pitcher Comes Up With Ultimate Response To Heckler

The Huffington Post | Michael Klopman | Posted 07.27.2014 | Sports

Houston Astros pitcher Dallas Keuchel had a message for a heckler last week. So he decided to write it on a baseball and toss it to the fan. A bal...

WATCH: MLB Player Fields Ground Ball With His Jersey

The Huffington Post | Arman Walia | Posted 05.13.2014 | Sports

Texas Rangers second basemen Rougned Odor had a little trouble fielding a ground ball Monday night. The ball somehow ended inside Odor's jersey and h...

This Is How The Human Face Reacts To Getting Hit By A 90-MPH Fastball

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 04.19.2014 | Sports

There is nothing minor about the swelling to Delino DeShields Jr.'s face. The Houston Astros' prospect was hit in the left cheek with a pitch on F...

Commemorating Derek Jeter, Forgetting Bernie Willams

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 06.07.2014 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

Every mention of a core four, the alleged true Yankees at the heart of their 1996-2009 run, is a reminder of how another great Yankee, Bernie Williams, has become increasingly overlooked over time.

WATCH: Looks Like Nolan Ryan Lost His Groove With This Ceremonial First Pitch

Posted 04.03.2014 | Sports

Hall of Famer Nolan Ryan threw out the ceremonial first pitch for the Houston Astros' home opener and it did not go well. The pitch was way outside an...

MLB Pitcher Apologizes After Calling Justin Bieber A 'Fag' On Twitter

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Houston Astros pitcher Jarred Cosart found himself in hot water after using an anti-gay slur to describe Justin Bieber in a Twitter exchange with Cana...

Fat Elvis and the Hall of Fame

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 04.02.2014 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

Lance Berkman, known as among other things Fat Elvis, retired this week ending a 15 year career in which he was for many years one of the top hitters in baseball. Berkman is a strong candidate for most overlooked great player of his generation, but is also a symbol of the problems facing the Hall of Fame.