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Remember the Alamodome

Astros head to San Antonio for Big League Weekend matchup

By Alex Bentley

The Texas Rangers brought baseball to the Alamodome in San Antonio for the first time in spring 2013 when they played two exhibition games against the San Diego Padres. They liked the experience so ...


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 ...


Hot links

10 words about love than don't exist in English and Brittney Griner's candid essay among Links We Love

By Claire St. Amant

Editor's note: There's so much that's beautiful, funny, smart and informative on the Internet. Problem is, there's also a bunch of garbage. Here's the best of the web right now: ...


Beyond the Boxscore

No Mike Rice tirades will hit the worst team in baseball: Bo Porter vows calm amid Astros whiff city

By Chris Baldwin

It hits Minute Maid like a cold, hard morning — slapping the fans who show for the first afternoon game of the season, slapping anyone who wants to believe these total rebuild Houston Astros ...


Complete Dominance

Yu Darvish goes overpoweringly humble, claims he was "lucky" to nearly throw perfect game

By Chris Baldwin

Few pitchers have ever been as dominant as Yu Darvish was in coming one out from history against the Houston Astros. Anyone at Minute Maid Park — even the large swaths of Astros fans ...


Astros Stunned by Yu

Denied! Yu Darvish near perfect game gives Rangers a World Series worthy jolt, but Astros fight shows

By Chris Baldwin

Yu Darvish throws his arms up in the air and smiles as a knock from a career .234 hitter screams into center field. Done in by a lightweight. Maybe, done in by the Houston Astros' surprisin ...


Astros Opening Night Surprise

Rangers stunned by Astros intensity: No payroll team punches first, uses a football fever

By Chris Baldwin

When it's over, with the Houston Astros having made the good kind of history, their first bit of American League history, Bo Porter's 25 guys come together one more time in the center of th ...


Opening Day

J.J. Watt flashes a serious fastball: Rock star Texan throws heat in Astros first pitch

By Chris Baldwin

J.J. Watt didn't throw a strike, but no one at Minute Maid Park cared. The Houston Texans defensive end did what he promised, bringing a serious fastball to a ceremonial first pitch that ha ...


The Skipper

Bo Porter strips in dugout to make a point: Astros new manager goes bold on Opening Day

By Chris Baldwin

Bo Porter will do anything to drive home his point. The Houston Astros new manager is not above props, slogans or even a little shirt shedding. Porter took off his long-sleeved top in the dugou ...


J.J. Watt's Baseball Adventure

J.J. Watt even brings crazy intensity to Astros first pitch duties: NFL star goes to extremes

By Chris Baldwin

J.J. Watt is simply not wired like the rest of us. The NFL's reigning Defensive Player of the Year refuses to let up, refuses to give into lowered expectations — even when it comes to ...


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