Monday, August 27, 2018

Monday Morning Hot Links

Good morning everyone and happy Monday to you all. Let's talk sports. The Astros beat the Angels again yesterday afternoon 3-1 and continued to stay up 1.5 games on Oakland. Correa and Marwin brought in our only runs as Framber Valdez was dominant again allowing 1 run in 5 innings with Peacock, Rondon, and Osuna doing their job as well. Jack Baer has your full recap here.

Astros-A's tonight. One team will want it. One team will not. Springer will be back in the lineup tomorrow, despite some incorrect rumors swirling about the Internet. The Crawfish Boxes has your series preview here.

ESPN Senior Writer Tim Keown spent ten days inside the Astros clubhouse. It is very good and is the link you should read if you only have time to read one.

I know this was touched on yesterday's Hot Links, but this dang Verlander receipt makes me angry simply because $10.00 Cranberry Juice should be absolutely illegal.

A.J. Hinch is the Coach.




Stares! (just not in chronological order)

I also suggest watching everyone else's dugout stare on Twitter. And if you want EVEN more Dugout Stare content, I am working on a side project involving this viral movement that I hope (fingers crossed) I can get out by the end of the week. Stay tuned.

Somebody made a big 'ol Astros cornmaze.

Fresno clinched a playoff birth on Saturday night, which is the first time the team clinched at home.

Speaking of Fresno, Kyle Tucker did it again.

Brian McCann hit a home run in Corpus Christi yesterday.

Apparently Yankees bloggers believe they match up well against the Astros.

A lady got out of a ticket because she wrote the heck out of this poem.

Most vanilla ice cream doesn't have vanilla, cream, or milk in it but I truly do not care because it tastes good.

On This Day In Baseball History

In 1982, Rickey Henderson broke the single-season stolen base record with his 118th stolen base.

In 1999, Vladimir Guerrero's 31 game hitting streak ended, the Expos franchise record.

In 2007, Drayton McLane fired manager Phil Garner and GM Tim Purpura.

In 2015, the White Sox wore really bad collared jerseys. Like, really bad.