Charges against former Cardinals scouting director Christopher Correa were unsealed today in federal court in Houston, finally outlining exactly how the best hacking in baseball happened, at least according to the feds. The information document was filed Dec. 22 but remained under seal until this afternoon, when…
The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Chris Correa, former scouting director for the St. Louis Cardinals, will plead guilty to hacking the Houston Astros’ internal database. (If you want to look at exactly what kind of information the Cardinals got from the hack, you can read our reporting on it here.)
A fan at Kauffman Stadium posted photos on Facebook which show Astros bullpen catcher Javier Bracamonte giving away baseballs and his gear to fans after Wednesday night’s loss to the Royals.
The Houston Astros, who just lost Game 4 of the ALDS 9-6, were up by five runs on the Royals in the seventh inning. That’s when Texas Governor Greg Abbott decided to send a very bad tweet.
The play above was a crucial moment in today’s ALDS game between the Royals and Astros. Down 3-2 with two outs in the top of the seventh, Royals pinch runner Terrance Gore attempted to steal third base. Despite beating the throw and the tag easily, Gore was called out—not because the umpire blew the call, but because…
The Houston Astros beat the Kansas City Royals today, 4-2, taking a one-game lead in their ALDS series. Naturally, fans at the game wanted to celebrate. And one fan had a little extra help in her celebration.
With the Astros unable to clinch a spot in the AL’s Wild Card game until the final day of the season, they didn’t have the luxury of setting up their rotation for the playoffs. Staff ace Dallas Keuchel, who is a leading candidate to win the AL Cy Young, had to pitch on Friday, but still Astros manager AJ Hinch threw…
It’s no longer the baseball preseason. Time to get your ass fired up for the regular fall season of America’s Pastime. Read all our playoff team previews here. Today, you’re getting to know … THE HOUSTON ASTROS.
Look away, Astros fans.
Home plate umpire Ted Barrett lost track of the count on Astros outfielder Preston Tucker as he faced Angels pitcher Nick Tropeano in the second inning of today’s game. Tucker had a full count, but after Tropeano threw ball four, nothing happened. Houston manager A.J. Hinch had to challenge the play in order for…
The thing that sucks about being Carlos Gomez—a guy who’s earned a reputation as a “hot head,” or whatever it is grumpy baseball men are calling people—is that every little thing he does is going to be taken as a slight.
Remember Carlos Correa’s first 10 days in the big leagues, when he showed up and started turning pitches that had no business even being swung at into home runs? Well, he’s still doing that.
The Houston Astros, who this time last year were churning through a 92-loss season, but have suddenly become a team to be reckoned with in 2015, just swung the first big trade of the season. They are acquiring starting pitcher Scott Kazmir from the A’s in exchange for prospects Daniel Mengden and Jacob Nottingham.
Astros legend Jeff Bagwell went to the ballpark last night to watch his old team, and he brought a lady friend with him. He also grabbed that lady friend’s boob:
Instagram user @HoustonHeroe’s schtick seems to be climbing up really tall buildings in Houston and then taking pictures from high-up vantage points. That’s pretty dangerous, but I suppose I can get down with it.
Getting the bat on a shoulder-high pitch is one thing, but what Evan Gattis did to this Trevor Bauer fastball last night boggles the mind:
We’re not sure what mascot Orbit is doing here, but it doesn’t much look like we imagine what the Astros planned it to.
If you’re like a lot of sports fans, there’s a good chance that you are just now starting to pay attention to baseball. You’ve finally recovered from all those sleepless nights spent watching NBA playoff games, the world around you is starting to fall into a summer malaise, and you’re ready to spend the next few…