Former No. 1 Pick Brady Aiken Had Tommy John Surgery

Well, this is a bummer. Pitching prospect Brady Aiken, whom the Astros selected with the first overall pick in last year's amateur draft and who was then dicked out of his money by some lowballing, just underwent Tommy John surgery. » 3/27/15 10:17am Friday 10:17am

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

Here Are Some Houston Astros Just Chillin' With An Albino Python

"Broooo, lookit the size of that sucker!" I imagine one of the Astros exclaiming when Sunshine the Albino Python was brought in the room. "Haha, you scared bro?" another one probably quipped. "Nuh uh! If Britney can rock one around her neck, so can I!" » 2/26/15 12:31pm 2/26/15 12:31pm

1960s Astros Programs Were Weird

Here, just an incredible find from @uniformcritic, a wonderful Twitter follow chronicling baseball history and fashion. It's a Houston Astros gameday program from the 1960s: » 2/18/15 9:35am 2/18/15 9:35am

Which Athlete Was The Best At Hanging Out With A Penguin?

By sheer coincidence, athletes from three different teams in three different places hung out with penguins today. But we need to know: Who was the best? » 1/23/15 4:48pm 1/23/15 4:48pm


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Houston Astros Fire Manager Bo Porter

The reported rift between Astros manager Bo Porter and GM Jeff Luhnow meant one of the two would have to be more flexible or leave. Today, the team fired Porter after less than two seasons. » 9/01/14 1:53pm 9/01/14 1:53pm

Yet Another Challenger Emerges For Worst First Pitch Ever

So, here's the question: how much worse can these first pitches get? At some point someone is going to do something you never dreamed possible of a ceremonial first pitch, like strike oil, or completely forget to release the ball and fling themselves toward home plate. Either that, or they're just going to have to… » 8/27/14 12:44am 8/27/14 12:44am

Matthew McConaughey Rocks A Fanny Pack At Astros-Red Sox Game

Matthew McConaughey—the lieutenant of L-I-V-I-N, the commander of casual, the bombardier of being real—was at Sunday's Astros-Red Sox game, wearing a fanny pack. He did not care about anyone else's opinion of his fanny pack. » 8/18/14 12:17pm 8/18/14 12:17pm

Dallas Keuchel Had The Perfect Comeback For A Heckler

This photo, taken by A's fan Nick Wong, shows the only response Astros pitcher Dallas Keuchel needed to shut down a good-natured heckler. You can tell a guy he sucks, but how much can he really suck if he's being paid to be where you spent money to get in? » 7/25/14 11:59am 7/25/14 11:59am

Brady Aiken's College Eligibility Might Be In Jeopardy

In addition to revealing the Astros as shitty jerks, the Brady Aiken saga has also reminded the world of the existence of one of the NCAA's silliest and most farcical rules: players like Aiken aren't allowed to hire agents for MLB negotiating purposes if they want to retain collegiate eligibility. Thanks to the… » 7/21/14 3:41pm 7/21/14 3:41pm

Astros Fail To Sign First Overall Pick Brady Aiken By Deadline

The Houston Astros had until 5 p.m. EDT today to reach a deal with lefty pitcher Brady Aiken, the first overall pick in this year's MLB Draft. The Astros did not reach a deal. » 7/18/14 5:55pm 7/18/14 5:55pm

The Astros Are Trying To Dick Draft Picks Out Of Their Money

The Astros selected high school pitcher Brady Aiken with the first overall pick in this year's amateur draft, and quickly came to a verbal agreement that would pay Aiken a $6.5 million bonus, a notch down from the $7.9 million slot value that was assigned the No. 1 pick. But now the Astros are trying to wriggle out of… » 7/15/14 11:58am 7/15/14 11:58am

Minor League Baseball Fan Tries To Fight Opposing Pitcher After HBP

It got hot in the Texas League last night as a fan of the AA Corpus Christi Hooks charged the mound to attack Midland RockHounds pitcher Blake Hassebrock in the fifth inning. » 7/14/14 3:40pm 7/14/14 3:40pm

Astros Acknowledge Leak Of Trade Talk; FBI On The Case

Just now, the Astros have issued a statement regarding the release of internal trade chatter from the front office's intranet: » 6/30/14 5:44pm 6/30/14 5:44pm

Marlins Deny Giancarlo Stanton Trade Talks

In today's leak of the Astros' internal trade chatter, the biggest bombshell was mention of Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton. Here's how it was worded in the Astros' system: » 6/30/14 3:50pm 6/30/14 3:50pm

Leaked: 10 Months Of The Houston Astros' Internal Trade Talks

Two years ago, the Houston Astros constructed "Ground Control"—a built-from-scratch online database for the private use of the Astros front office. It is by all accounts a marvel, an easy-to-use interface giving executives instant access to player statistics, video, and communications with other front offices around… » 6/30/14 1:19pm 6/30/14 1:19pm