Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Wednesday Morning Hot Links

The best sports month of the year has finally kicked off. Playoff baseball is live, conference college football has begun, NFL football is in full swing, the NBA and NHL start their seasons, even the Tetris World Championships are in October. This, of course, is not even taking into account the cooler temperatures and my birthday. We don't deserve this month.

If you didn't watch the NL wild card game last night, you missed out on something extremely enjoyable.

The Astros hit the cover of Sports Illustrated this month, and here's the featured article detailing the Astros and the construction of their October-ready roster.

Each postseason team is going to need an X-factor. Who is the Astros X-factor going into this postseason?

The odds of having a historically memorable World Series matchup is actually quite high this year.

Rays or A's: does it really matter who the Astros play in the ALDS?

CBS Sports seems to think so.

Tags has what I assume is his final guess (but who knows at this point) at the Astros ALDS roster.

Will Harris was sneaky great all year this year. An excellent sign heading into the coming weeks.

The Houston Chapter of the Baseball Writer's of America have named their award winners for this 2019 Astros team.

Why is Mattress Mack betting so much money on the Astros this year?

Expectations are high for the Astros this year, so let's take a trip down memory lane and remember the top ten other Houston teams with high expectations with succeeded/failed.

In Astros legal news, Drayton McLane is taking Jim Crane to court because he claimed the Astros tanked purposefully to harm Comcast SportsNet Houston.

Also in Astros legal news, it did not go well for Jeff Bagwell in his case against his landscapers that he stiffed.

Baytown Hat Co. is selling half Cowboys/half Astros hats that are disgusting and I hate.

It turns out red meat may not be bad for you after all...

Domino's is now looking for Australian Garlic Bread Testers. So if your dream job may be that, you best act fast.