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Astros Firing Shame

Repugnant, noisy firing of Bo Porter makes Astros look like losers again: Luhnow clumsily buries his own strides

By MoiseKapenda Bower

Bo Porter was fond of hokey cliches, and as the walls of organizational discord continued to crumble down upon him last Friday, it seemed inevitable that Porter would utter one of his favorite ...


Such Sweet Parting?

Derek Jeter is given the ridiculously stereotypical Texas gifts clueless outsiders would expect in farewell

By Chris Baldwin

With a chance to leave New York Yankees icon Derek Jeter with a lasting image of Houston, the Astros gave him . . . cowboy boots, a Stetson cowboy hat and a set of golf clubs. What ye ...


Astros Make Derek Jeter Look Old

Derek Jeter a hurt big dud as Yankees look old in face of Astros speedster: Farewell tour flipped over?

By Chris Baldwin

"Let me ask him," L.J. Hoes says before shooting the question across the space of a few lockers. "Fowler, are you a veteran?" The man in question doesn't hesitate. " ...


For Openers

Nolan Ryan throws the worst first pitch in history in his Astros return — and absolutely no one cares

By Chris Baldwin

Nolan Ryan apparently didn't spend much time practicing his old pitching routine in anticipation of throwing out the ceremonial first pitch in his Houston Astros return. For fellow Astros great ...


Hardball

Nolan Ryan can't save the Houston Astros: That job's still on ever-optimist Jeff Luhnow and his major moves

By MoiseKapenda Bower

With spring training underway and the good feelings from Nolan Ryan's return still in the air, Jeff Luhnow is offering his usual picture of verve and zeal, displaying an air of exuberance& ...


End of a Rangers Era

Nolan Ryan plans exit from Texas Rangers; are the Astros in his future?

By Claire St. Amant

Baseball Hall of Famer Nolan Ryan has announced his retirement as Texas Rangers CEO. His resignation is effective Oct. 31.  “This is the right time for me to step down from my role o ...


Beyond the Boxscore

Reid Ryan a better pick than Nolan Ryan for Astros, but Luhnow still ultimately controls franchise's fate

By Chris Baldwin

Reid Ryan isn't his father. He's not a baseball legend who can do no wrong in Houston. He's not a cowboy riding in on a white horse to save the day. But he's actually the better ...


In or Out?

Will he stay or go? Rumors about Nolan Ryan's departure put Texas Rangers' reputation on the line

By Matthew Postins

Few sports figures, whether they are players, managers, coaches or general managers, get to exit the stage on their own terms. Rarer still are the figures that actually deserve to leave on their ow ...


Foodie News

Nolan Ryan's beef cookbook is genius: Move over George Foreman

By Sarah Rufca

Nolan Ryan isn't just a baseball player or a legend, he is a golden god. Growing up in the 1980s in Texas means that I know an inordinate amount of guys my age named Nolan. Back when there ...


Beyond the Boxscore

Hank Aaron wows other baseball greats: King swoops in, misses a bday, for Milo Hamilton's night

By Chris Baldwin

Bud Selig may be baseball's commissioner, but Hank Aaron is the closest thing the game has to royalty (with apologies to Stan Musial). That much became apparent from the moment the man many sti ...


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