HOME RUNS

An Astros Minor Leaguer Hit His First Homer Of The Season And His Dad Caught It

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Quad Cities River Bandits first baseman Conrad Gregor was pumped that he hit his first homer, even more that his dad caught it.

HOUSTON ASTROS

Bad British Commentary Took On An Astros Game And The Result Is Cheeky

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The guys from Exploding Heads are back with a new edition of Bad British Commentary, and this time they're taking on Major League Baseball.

Baseball

Jeopardy! Finally Weighs In On The Badness Of The Houston Astros

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The Houston Astros went 51-111 this season, and the cats at Jeopardy! aren't afraid to rub their faces in it.

CLEVELAND INDIANS

Shutout: Astros-Indians Game Notches A Flat Out Zero Nielsen Rating

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Those who like to bash baseball's relevance in 2013 recieved a pretty formidable piece of evidence over the weekend.

Baseball

Yu Darvish Can Switch-Pitch, Dogs And Cats Living Together, Mass Hysteria

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Texas Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish has five 14-strikeout games this season.

Baseball

Carly Rae Jepsen Throws The Worst First Pitch Ever

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Pop singer Carly Rae Jepsen "throws" the ceremonial first pitch at Tropicana Field prior to a game betwen the Houston Astros and Tampa Bay Rays.

Baseball

Matt Joyce Is Assassinating Astros Fans With Well-Placed Foul Balls

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If you are a Houston Astros fan at Minute Maid Park (one of the illustrious 15 or so in attendance), Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Matt Joyce is not afraid to sink your battleship.

Baseball

The Dugout: Me and Yu and Everyone We Know

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Hey guys, what's going on in this chatroom.

HOUSTON ASTROS

Rangers Pitcher Yu Darvish’s Perfect Game Falls One Out Short In 9th Inning

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Yu Darvish of the Texas Rangers was one out away from a perfect baseball game on Tuesday night.

AWFUL NATIONAL ANTHEMS

O Canada… Oh No No No No No, Canada

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When it comes to the Canadian National Anthem, I know approximately two words and they’re both in the title.

Baseball

Come On, The Houston Astros Have To Be Doing This On Purpose

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Earlier this month, the Houston Astros committed what I consider to be the worst play in the history of professional baseball when they <a href="http://withleather.uproxx.com/2012/08/houston-astros-two-errors-washington-nationals-worst-play-ever" target="_blank">turned a sacrifice bunt into a Cirque du Soleil-like dance of futility</a>.

Baseball

The Dugout: Matt Cain's Perfect Game

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Last night, San Francisco Giants pitcher Matt Cain threw a perfect game.

FANTASY SPORTS

With Leather And 1K In FanDuel Fantasy Baseball Prizes: Perfect Together

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<a href="https://www.fanduel.com/WithLeatherBB?t=MEDIA_WL"> Shut up, I worked really hard on that headline. We've been playing fantasy baseball with <a href="https://www.fanduel.com/WithLeatherBB?t=MEDIA_WL" target="_blank">FanDuel.com</a> all season, and the pull keeps getting bigger -- in this week's game, all you need to do is sign up, drop a $2 entry fee and draft up to three teams for your chance at $1000 in prizes.

Baseball

Holy Crap, Rick Ankiel

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New plan: Instead of making Rick Ankiel choose between pitcher and outfielder, we let him do both at the same time.

Baseball

Today: The Only Time We Get To Care About The Houston Astros All Year

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The sale of the Houston Astros to Houston businessman Jim Crane from technological monster Drayon McLane is official, and after the 2012 baseball season wraps up the 50-year strong National League squad will pack their their things, wait a moment, then unpack them in the same spot as an American League West stalwart.

Baseball

The Dugout: An Entire Big Thing Of Dope

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The key words here are "and other devices".

BALLPARK PROMOTIONS

Everything’s Darker in Texas

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Today (June 21) is the first official day of summer, and the Texas Rangers are commemorating that in the most reasonable way possible: by handing out 30,000 sunglasses to fans at today's Rangers vs.

bulldogs

Happy Memorial Day, Everybody

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Maybe "happy" isn't the right word.

BILL HALL

The Dugout: The Houston Astros’ Keys To Success

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I was talking with Nick the other night, and we determined that the most forgotten team in baseball is either the Toronto Blue Jays or the Houston Astros.


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