We are living with the new normal. Wondering when the real normal will finally return. Hoping to stay healthy, while living and staying indoors.
Posted: March 30, 2020, 7:36 am
I’m OK with what people have to say about what happened in 2017,” Correa said. When we go to the ballparks and they call us a cheater or whatever, that’s the stuff you have to take. It comes with everything that happened.
Posted: March 30, 2020, 7:36 am
The Astros have asked Harris County district judges to dismiss the three lawsuits filed against the ballclub by ticket holders who claim they were defrauded by the sign-stealing scandal in 2017-18. In each case, attorneys for the team say ticket holders lack standing to file suit, their claims are barred by the statute of limitations and plaintiffs have failed to state a claim upon which a court could grant a judgment against the Astros.
Posted: March 30, 2020, 7:05 am
On what was supposed to be opening day, Astros players Carlos Correa and Lance McCullers Jr., instead provided a catered lunch for nurses and medical staff at Houston Methodist Hospital amid the coronavirus pandemic. Nurses and other hospital personnel thanked the two players on a video posted to Correa’s Instagram account. You guys are the real heroes,” Correa wrote.
Posted: March 30, 2020, 6:21 am
In accordance with Harris County’s stay-at-home order issued earlier this week, the Astros have closed Minute Maid Park to players, general manager James Click said on Friday. Following the shutdown of spring training, the club kept its downtown facility open to players who wished to work out or receive medical treatment. Click said there were “aggressive screening and cleaning measures to make sure we could keep the facility as clean as it possibly could be.
Posted: March 30, 2020, 5:51 am
The reigning American League Cy Young winner had groin discomfort early in spring training, but it abated after a few days. Verlander suffered the lat strain during his second Grapefruit League start on March 8 and was shut down from throwing. General manager James Click said Verlander suffered a setback with his groin while rehabilitating the lat strain.
Posted: March 30, 2020, 5:51 am
Following the lead of several other teams who’ve made similar roster moves during the coronavirus pandemic, the Astros optioned catcher Garrett Stubbs, infielder Jack Mayfield and lefthanded reliever Blake Taylor to Class AAA Round Rock on Thursday. Taylor, Stubbs and Mayfield are all on the team’s 40-man roster. If any of them were to get injured prior to their option, they’d land on the major league injured list, collect major league service time and a major league salary.
Posted: March 30, 2020, 5:41 am
All 30 Major League teams enter on equal footing for perhaps the only time all season. Pre and postgame pageantry allows all to appreciate the sport’s ethos as a national pastime. An entire team — not just the starting nine — is introduced prior to first pitch.
Posted: March 30, 2020, 5:36 am
Which MLB team put together the best season ever? Vote on it in our Best Ever bracket series.
Posted: March 30, 2020, 5:27 am
As part of an agreement reached by Major League Baseball and the Players Association on Friday, the draft will shrink from 40 rounds to five. Major League Baseball does retain the right to lengthen the draft, but that depends on when the regular season resumes. Originally scheduled for June 10-12, the draft will now be held no later than July 20.
Posted: March 30, 2020, 5:06 am
The bulk of Major League Baseball headlines were centered around the Houston Astros this past offseason after an investigation revealed they electronically stole signs during their 2017 World Series run in which they defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers in seven games. MLB announced their findings determined the Astros not only cheated during the 2017 and 2018 regular seasons, but the playoffs as well.
Posted: March 29, 2020, 11:40 pm
McLane, the Astros’ owner at the time and the catalyst behind Houston’s new downtown baseball home, emphasized the first balls thrown in Enron would be on the day of the Astros’ exhibition game against the New York Yankees: March 30, 2000. The day before that milestone meeting between the Yankees and Astros, McLane held court along the third-base line and then headed off inside, with more business to attend to in time for the 2000 regular season.
Posted: March 29, 2020, 2:11 pm
After cooking all week I promised myself One (1) Reward of takeout, supporting a local business, and also if I had to do one single more dish I would pitch them all into the yard and shoot them with a shotgun, Don’t Tell Mom The Babysitter’s Dead-style (an excellent quarantine movie if you are looking for one). I scoured West Seattle Blog for a list of restaurants that are open and seeking business, carefully weighed my choices, and finally decided: Mexican; specifically, a burrito the size of m…
Posted: March 29, 2020, 2:00 pm
Yoenis Céspedes hit his first major-league home run in his second game with the A’s, Bartolo Colon earned the win in his Oakland debut and the A’s salvaged a split of their season-opening two-game series against Seattle in Tokyo with a 4-1 decision March 29, 2012. With the Mariners leading 1-0 with two outs and a man aboard in the seventh, Céspedes took Shawn Kelley deep to left-center. Josh Reddick followed Céspedes with another home run and Jonny Gomes also hit a solo shot in the eighth.
Posted: March 29, 2020, 11:00 am
The 2020 MLB season may still be in a holding pattern as the world continues to deal with the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, but the suspension of play hasn’t eliminated off-the-field drama. Former Astros player Evan Gattis brought old feelings about Houston’s infamous cheating scandal back to the surface when he tweeted out a photo of a glass featuring Athletics pitcher Mike Fiers and the phrase “snitches get stitches.”
Posted: March 28, 2020, 7:06 pm
The Astros’ spring training home in West Palm Beach, Fla. will become a drive-thru testing center during the coronavirus pandemic, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said on Friday. Fitteam Ballpark of the Palm Beaches, a sprawling complex shared by the Astros and Washington Nationals, will begin testing “soon,” according to The Palm Beach Post.
Posted: March 28, 2020, 3:34 pm
Mike Trout hit two home runs off Zack Greinke and scored four times to help the Los Angeles Angels beat the Houston Astros 9-6 on opening day. The results came via computer simulations, which the New York-based company will continue to run daily while the real thing is on hiatus. “People miss baseball, us included,” said Adam Richman, whose father created Strat-O-Matic as an 11-year-old in 1948.
Posted: March 26, 2020, 9:47 pm
Trevor Story has reached the pinnacle of middle infielders. Scott Pianowski prices Story and the rest of the shortstops and second basemen for 2020 drafts.
Posted: March 26, 2020, 4:59 pm