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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...

MLB Team's Internal Trade Talks Hacked

AP | KRISTIE RIEKEN | Posted 07.01.2014 | Sports

HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Astros said Monday that they have been the victims of hackers who accessed their servers and published months of internal...

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.

Ex-Astros Pitcher Claims Police Beating Ended Career

AP | Posted 04.03.2014 | Sports

HOUSTON (AP) — A former Houston Astros pitcher is seeking up to $15 million for injuries he says were caused by Galveston police officers in 2008. ...

Derek Jeter Gets 1st Retirement Gift Of His Farewell Tour

AP | Posted 04.03.2014 | Sports

HOUSTON (AP) — Derek Jeter got a pair of cowboy boots with Yankees' pinstripes, a 10 gallon cowboy hat and a set of golf clubs as the Houston Astros...

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...

Jeter Begins Farewell Tour With Painful Opening Day Loss

AP | KRISTIE RIEKEN | Posted 04.02.2014 | Sports

HOUSTON (AP) — Derek Jeter began the first game of his final season by getting plunked with a pitch. The Astros then beat up on CC Sabathia even wor...

Astros Prospect Details Struggle With Marijuana

AP | KRISTIE RIEKEN | Posted 03.04.2014 | Sports

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — Jon Singleton is considered the top first base prospect in baseball — a big, dynamic left-handed hitter with power and comp...

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

Posted 02.11.2014 | Gay 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.

MLB Star JUST Missed Hall Of Fame

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 01.25.2014 | Sports

Craig Biggio will have to wait at least another year for the coveted call to Cooperstown. The longtime Houston Astros standout missed out on being ele...

'I Have Nothing Left'

AP | KRISTIE RIEKEN | Posted 09.28.2013 | Sports

HOUSTON -- Mariano Rivera's baseball career is No Mo. Two days after his emotional Yankee Stadium farewell, Rivera said he won't pitch this weekend d...

Astros Reach A New Low

Posted 09.24.2013 | Sports

By Joe Lucia, Awful Announcing The Houston Astros have reached a new low, a week after drawing a 0.043 rating for Saturday's game with the Angels. ...

Reds Rookie Makes History In 1st Career Start

Posted 09.19.2013 | Sports

Making his first career start on Wednesday night, Cincinnati speedster Billy Hamilton also made history in an extra-innings win over Houston. The ...

MLB's Worst Team Produces MLB's Best FAIL

Posted 09.18.2013 | Sports

Houston Astros shortstop Jonathan Villar produced a baserunning blunder that may be capable of unseating the buttfumble atop any list of recent sports...

Sox Top Astros 6-1

AP | Posted 10.29.2013 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Chris Sale struck out 12 over eight-plus dominant innings and Avisail Garcia hit a three-run homer to lead the Chicago White Sox to a ...

Sox Beat Astros 4-3

AP | BRIAN SANDALOW | Posted 10.28.2013 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Jordan Danks hit a clutch two-run single in Chicago's three-run eighth inning, leading the White Sox to a 4-3 win over the Houston Ast...

Reed Struggles In Sox Loss To Astros

AP | BRIAN SANDALOW | Posted 08.27.2013 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- Andre Rienzo had a shaky start and Addison Reed struggled in the ninth. It was that kind of game for the Chicago White Sox....

WATCH: Rookie Drilled In Face, Gets RBI

Posted 08.22.2013 | Sports

A lot has happened to Houston Astros rookie Max Stassi in just two career games. A day after recording two hits and a baserunning blunder in his Major...