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Author Archives: Chip Bailey

Sunday thoughts: The plan, the destination, second base and other thoughts

A few thoughts on a Sunday when the Astros wake up in their own beds with a 2-0 lead in the American League Championship Series. The Luhnow Plan. Teams across … Continue reading

October 15, 2017 · 60 Comments

It’s April again in Houston, and now, it’s all about the lore…

Remember the classic Ronald Reagan advertising campaign in 1984: It’s morning again in America! Regardless what you think about Republicans and what you may have thought about his agenda, Reagan’s … Continue reading

October 9, 2017 · 86 Comments

Now or never: Houston destiny in the hands of Hinch and 25-30 players

We’re living in kooky, wacky, insane times. Don’t believe me, just turn on the TV, check your favorite Internet site or stop by the water cooler at the office tomorrow. … Continue reading

September 10, 2017 · 83 Comments

Sunday update: 25-man, playoffs, 2018 and the Verlander Boost

Some quick-hitting baseball thoughts as our prayers are still focused on the real cleanup and rebuild in Southeast Texas. With the September call ups looming, the re-addition of several injured … Continue reading

September 3, 2017 · 65 Comments

Perspective: Harvey, Astros, Houston, you and me

It will be a long time before baseball returns to normal in Houston. Even before Harvey unloaded on the nation’s fourth-largest city, it wasn’t clear that the Astros were the … Continue reading

August 30, 2017 · 115 Comments

Looking ahead: It’s not all about 2017 for the Astros

I’m still a Jeff Luhnow fan. His resume as the Astros’ general manager is replete with success stories. Yes, sure, just as with any leader in an organization, you can … Continue reading

August 15, 2017 · 98 Comments

Maybe all this sudden greatness has spoiled us all

Yes, the Astros have the best record in the American League and the second-best record in baseball. Just doesn’t seem like it some days. Yes, the Astros have a 15-game … Continue reading

August 8, 2017 · 239 Comments

Will The Luhnow Plan turn into The Luhnow Gamble?

Now that the trade dust is settling and numerous players are wearing different uniforms, there are a few obvious conclusions about the Astros’ tepid participation in the deadline festivities. Here … Continue reading

August 1, 2017 · 100 Comments

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