Departed Soles, a brewery based in Jersey City, New Jersey, introduced a new beer called "Trash Can Banger" featuring a can with the retro Astros red, orange and yellow striped colorway from the late 70s and early 80s.
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Fourteen Tampa Bay Rays players took part in limited workouts at Tropicana Field on Monday, while the Astros and Angels also announced they would allow limited access to their facilities.
Orioles pitching coach Doug Brocail joins Buster to talk about his journey to embracing analytics as a coach, what he could've done differently while playing if he had today's information, Trevor Hoffman's change-up, Tony Gwynn calling his own shots, playing with Jeff Bagwell and Craig Biggio, and his near-death experience on the field (11:01). Plus, Todd Radom on Miller Park and the weekly quiz (2:04).
The celebration has been part of sports for more than 40 years. But with athletes rethinking distancing during the coronavirus pandemic, even the high-five's originator, Dusty Baker, is saying it's time to move on.
Padres third base coach Wayne Kirby talks to Buster about the different ways to break in a glove, watching his brother play in the NFL, giving Adam Jones a hard time, the true importance of having fun, Albert Belle smashing plates after an 0-4 game and the lessons he's imparted on Manny Machado after going to San Diego (15:09). Plus, Marly Rivera on Alex Bregman firing his agent, and players' concerns about MLB's proposed health and safety protocols (2:50).
Governors from New York, California and Texas said Monday that professional sports could resume in their respective states in the near future.
Former major league player and manager Art Howe was released from a hospital in Houston on Sunday after spending time in intensive care last week with the coronavirus.
On the anniversary of the first of his MLB-best seven no-hitters, a look back at the unrepeatable feats of the Ryan Express.
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Bob Watson, whose death was announced Thu., told The Undefeated in 2018 that as a Hou. minor leaguer in Jim Crow Fla. in 1966 he had to sleep in a black-owned mortuary for four nights until an African-American family took him in. He said of the aftermath of the 1968 assassination of Martin Luther King: "It was crushing...to have your leader taken out cowardly like that, we were getting set way, way back. I was surprised that we, as a nation, moved on. We moved on slowly, but we still moved on."
Bob Watson, whose career in baseball included stints as a player, coach, general manager and Major League Baseball executive, died Thursday, the Houston Astros announced. He was 74.
Art Howe, who played in the major leagues before embarking on a managerial career with the Astros, Athletics and Mets, is hospitalized in intensive care due to the coronavirus, he confirmed to Houston TV station KPRC 2 on Thursday.
Joon Lee swings by to talk Bad News Bears before Eric and Tristan tackle trivia and your hash browns!
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A Yogi-ism for what would have been Lawrence Peter Berra's 95th birthday this week. From 30+ years ago, when the quotable Yogi was an Astros coach, pitcher Larry Andersen — asked in Kissimmee, Fla. about his favorite Berra story from spring training — said some of the players asked the Hall of Famer if he'd like to play golf. The response: "We can't, they're marinating the greens."
Eric and Tristan discuss the latest 2020 season proposal that includes realignment and a universal DH before testing your knowledge and answering your questions!