Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Wednesday Morning Hot Links

The Astros completed the most frustrating sweep of the season as they somehow won again, this time 2-1 yesterday afternoon against San Francisco. Tyler White hit the go-ahead home run and is now batting .267 with 4 home runs and 7 RBIs in 60 at bats this season. We are now 6-2 this road trip, playing without a lot of key players. Here is an excellent recap of yesterday's game here.

Cody Poage talks Andrew McCutchen to Houston on Climbing Tal's Hill.

Jake Kaplan has the pitching matchups for the weekend series with Seattle. Yes, we have to face James Paxton again.

In an unfortunate turn of events, Buddy Boshers was claimed by Pittsburgh. We will not have Buddy in Houston.

AP Sports Writer Noah Trister assesses all of the bullpens that added new pieces post-deadline.

There is a happy ending for the boy with Down Syndrome who lost his Woody doll at the Astros game I wrote about last week.

ESPN announced the Astros will be playing Sunday Night Baseball 2 straight weeks in a row September 2nd and 9th.

Its time to face facts: most sports organizations just aren't "The Great Moral Crucible" we wish they were. Michael Baumann wrote an excellent piece on lying, winning, and morality in sports.

Derek Fisher's confidence has been renewed after being recalled from Fresno.

Carlos Correa went 0-3 with a walk in a Hooks rehab assignment yesterday. He should join the Astros either Thursday or Friday. There is no new news since the @AstrosCounty Meat Wagon Update from yesterday.

Read Katie Strang writes about how the Osuna ruling could change MLB's domestic violence policy. People such as Jay Jaffe and Ken Rosenthal did and loved it. ($)

Episode 19 of Baseball Stories featured Jeff Bagwell. He is so interesting to listen to and I highly suggest you find 22 minutes of your day to sit down and watch/listen to this (I'm listening to it as I write this).

641 men are getting screwed over by the MLB. They aren't receiving a Major League Baseball pension because they played in the league before 1980.

These baby capybaras look JUST LIKE this big capybara.


These goofballs in New York thought that if they wrapped their cocaine package in Minnie Mouse gift wrap that the police wouldn't eventually find out it was a cocaine package.

On This Day in Baseball History:

In 1976, the White Sox decided to wear shorts.

In 1988, Wrigley Field had the first ever night game. It was not an official game however as it was rained out in the 3rd inning.

In 1998, Paul Molitor becomes the fifth player ever to have both 3,000 hits and 500 steals.

In 2014, B.J. and Justin Upton both hit home runs in the same game for the fifth time, setting a sibling major league record.