*Jose Altuve is one of nine finalists for the Dallas Morning-News' Texan of the Year.
*Looking for something for that special Astros fan in your life? Might I recommend Astros Strong, published by the Chronicle. It's a wonderful ride back through the season that ended with, wait for it, yes, a World Series championship. Filled with articles, recaps, and interviews from the 2017 season, I really enjoyed reading it. And it's a good way to remember just how crazy Game 2 was. Maybe I've read it a couple of times. Okay, sure, it's in the bathroom right now. Get it in print or on Kindle.2017 Ninja Award, Best Performance of a Curveball in a Leading Role. Lance McCullers (24 straight Curveballs to send the Astros to the WS). 🏆😷 pic.twitter.com/5kwMPi2pUQ— Rob Friedman (@PitchingNinja) December 17, 2017
*Check out this podcast with Corpus' Myles Straw.
*Cole Hamels donated his 32,000 square-foot mansion plus 100 acres of land to a camp for kids with special needs. You don't have to like him, though.
*The Gun Hunters of Hurricane Harvey.
*Deliverance from 27,000 feet.
*Can baseball turn a 27-year old into the perfect manager?