*I wrote the first in a series on Astros Villains, looking at Kevin Brown and the 1998 NLDS.
*Jerry Crasnick asked current Hall of Famers how much "character" matters in the Hall of Fame.
*Evan Gattis is getting married tomorrow. Here's their registry, though I am trying to talk my wife into buying our resident C/DH this.
*Tony DeFrancesco is back with Fresno for the third straight year.
*Omar Lopez, who was the Quad Cities manager last season, is now the manager at the Buies Creek/Fayetteville team. Troy Snitker - son of Braves manager Brian Snitker - will be the hitting coach.
*Want your Astros season tickets printed out for you? That'll be $125.
*2005 26th Round draft pick Michael Thompson is the new manager of the Medicine Hat Mavericks.
*Check out the lineup for the 3rd Annual Josh Reddick Foundation Concert.
*Jon Bernhardt writes about the Mariners' risky path.
*Bo Jackson: "I would have never played football."