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Almost good is just not good enough for Houston

My friend Greg Lucas may have said it best: “Fans in Houston are tired of “almost good” in all three major sports. Someone (Astros, Texans, Rockets) need to do something … Continue reading

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Longing for — and remembering — the simple, old days

I long for the simple, old days. The days when the man wearing the Texas star walked out to fill up your gas tank, check your oil and clean your … Continue reading

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Houston Astros 2016: The Lazarus Affect

Perhaps calling the Astros latest rise from the dead The Lazarus Effect is a misnomer as that faithful disciple only rose once. Perhaps this team that has been on the … Continue reading

September 21, 2016 · 162 Comments

Sunday short snippets as Astros count down the season

Short Sunday snippets as I spend some quality time with my mom (81) and dad (87) in Natchitoches. Just two weeks left in the season and the Astros are still … Continue reading

September 18, 2016 · 139 Comments

It’s not over until it’s over, but…I think it may be over

No one wants to give up when you can still see the thresh hold. Yes, Yogi Berra, no one wants to say it’s over, until it’s over. No one wants … Continue reading

September 15, 2016 · 106 Comments

Another Astros’ must win turns into another loss

Sometimes a team enters a game knowing it is a must win game. Sometimes a game becomes a must win while it is being played. The Astros 4-3 extra inning … Continue reading

September 13, 2016 · 143 Comments

This may be it: High noon comes to Minute Maid Park

In that 1952 Western classic with McCarthy era overtones “High Noon”, Marshall Will Kane, played by Oscar Winner Gary Cooper, is up against it. There would be a spoiler alert at this … Continue reading

September 8, 2016 · 155 Comments

Astros are better offensively, but are they good enough?

The Astros are a better team than they were in April and most of May. Since starting 18-28 they have been a good 56-36. Last year they were a ho-hum … Continue reading

September 6, 2016 · 115 Comments
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