Report: Not All Of The Data Hacked From The Astros Was Leaked Publicly

The original New York Times story on the St. Louis Cardinals hacking scandal gives a broad outline of what happened, but as it describes an investigation in process, it is disappointingly light on crucial details like who perpetrated the hacking, when they did it, why they did it, and how exactly it was done. We won’t… » 6/17/15 2:40am 6/17/15 2:40am

Report: FBI Investigates St. Louis Cardinals For Hacking The Astros

The FBI reportedly found evidence that St. Louis Cardinals officials broke into the Houston Astros’ internal database of player personnel information, according to the New York Times. Parts of that database, including updates on trade negotiations, were then published on Deadspin. The bureau has subpoenaed the team… » 6/16/15 11:35am 6/16/15 11:35am

Astros, Rockets Suing Comcast Over Failed CSN Houston Network

In 2010, MLB’s Houston Astros and the NBA’s Rockets held $550 million in equity of their then-flagship network, Comcast SportsNet Houston. Four years later, DirecTV bought the network’s assets for a mere $1,000. Those four disastrous years have now resulted in a massive lawsuit brought by the professional sports clubs… » 6/11/15 7:19pm 6/11/15 7:19pm

Houston Astros Plan To Raze Center-Field Hill

Tal’s Hill functions as Minute Maid Park’s designated artificial quirk, but there’s good news for center fielders everywhere: the slope should be gone by next season. The team announced today that it has received approval from the Harris County-Houston Sports Authority to get rid of the hill (and some in-play flag… » 6/04/15 2:20pm 6/04/15 2:20pm

Astros Pitcher Is Wearing Batman Cleats For His MLB Debut

Lance McCullers is on the mound making his major league debut tonight for the Astros, and he’s doing it in an especially odd choice of footwear: Batman cleats. We’re not sure if this will incur a fine from MLB, but we hope the 2012 first-rounder kept some of his $2.5m signing bonus just to be sure. » 5/18/15 9:28pm 5/18/15 9:28pm

What's Better Than Hitting A Walk-Off Grand Slam? Stealing One Away.

Rangers outfielder Leonys Martin came to the plate with the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth inning during yesterday’s game against the Astros, and proceeded to whack what appeared to be a walk-off grand slam. Martin was probably feeling preeeeetty good about himself as he ran toward first base, until George… » 4/13/15 11:14am 4/13/15 11:14am

Three Bros Explored The Abandoned Astrodome

On Reddit, user "loserfame" shares a handful of photos from early 2012, when he and two friends snuck through a gap in the fence and found themselves inside the Astrodome, which hadn't been used since 2003. Beers in hand, they took to exploring the place, from the locker rooms to the field to up on the roof. If you… » 3/22/15 11:57am 3/22/15 11:57am