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Friday random ten: All hail the Astros

I break the pattern once again in honor of the Astros’ World Series win. 1. Born To Win – Hurray For The Riff Raff 2. Playing To Win – Shalamar 3. The Winner Takes It All – ABBA 4. You Win Again – Mary-Chapin Carpenter 5. We Are The Champions – Queen 6. Sittin’ On […]

Astros win the World Series

I think you can find some stories about this particular news item on your own. On behalf of every sleep-deprived Houstonian, congratulations to the Astros! A great achievement, and a huge burden relieved. Now go get ready for a parade.

Who still misses the National League?

The Chron’s Brian Smith makes the case for acceptance of the Astros’ league change. Admit it: You don’t think about the old National League that much anymore. I devote a lot of my daily brain space to the Astros, and I rarely do. Saying “Jose Altuve, American League starting second baseman and leadoff hitter” sounds […]

MLB All Star Game will no longer determine World Series home field advantage

Hallelujah. The Associated Press reported early Thursday morning that, as a part of the new collective bargaining agreement, home-field advantage in the World Series will no longer be determined by the All-Star Game. Home-field advantage will now be awarded to the pennant winner with the better regular season record. After the 2002 All-Star Game ended […]

How cursed is Houston as a sports city?

So another Super Bowl is history, and as you might have noticed the Houston Texans were not be playing in the game. This continues an unbroken streak of Houston football teams not making it to the Super Bowl, some in particularly heartbreaking fashion. The Astros have never won a World Series, having only won one […]

Good enough to do it twice

I confess I did not follow the World Series very closely this year. I caught a few bits and pieces of games, including the latter innings of Game Six, but for the most part missed them. My first thought after hearing about how it turned out was “Gosh, I wonder who the last team to […]

Spreading the wealth

Here’s something that occurred to me after this year’s World Series concluded: In the past ten seasons, an awful lot of teams have celebrated milestones. Consider: In 2001, the Arizona Diamondbacks won their first pennant and their first World Series title. In 2002, the Anaheim Angels won their first pennant and their first World Series […]

More pressure on MLB over the 2011 All Star Game

Keep it up. A New York congressman who called for the league to move the 2011 game from Phoenix is the latest person to push for an economic boycott against the state in protest of the new law. Companies have been pulling conferences out of Arizona resorts while others have suggested consumers shun companies, such […]

A more worldly World Series

This sounds cool. US Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig has proposed to launch a “global World Series” between US and Japanese champion clubs, press reports said Friday. Selig’s Japanese counterpart, Nippon Professional Baseball commissioner Ryozo Kato, told Japanese media on Thursday the proposal was made when they met in Milwaukee on Tuesday. “Mr Selig […]