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Astros mascot slips and takes stadium railing to his boys (VIDEO)

Orbit, the Houston Astros mascot, got a little nutty Monday night and took a stadium railing to his double-O's after a little slip.The mascot was demonstrating his exercise skills to a group of fans when the green alien took an unfortunate tumble on his fuzz-covered boys.In space — or Minute Maid Park — no one can hear you scream.Your browser does not support iframes.
Via The Other Paper
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Houston Astros Mascot Orbit Had A Bad Fall (Gif)

Orbit had an accident as he was trying to do God knows what.  This gif speaks for itself and it seems like the man or woman in the costume might’ve been in some tiny pain. .@OrbitAstros tried to work out at Minute Maid Park last night. It didn’t end well: http://t.co/zUn5GHDx6x http://t.co/zMo90Nhczd — Cut4 (@Cut4) September 16, 2014 Ouch. The post Houston Astros Mascot Orbit...
Via Geeks and Cleats
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Astros Injury Update: Collin McHugh exits, suffers contusion from comebacker

Another excellent outing by Houston Astros right-hander Collin McHugh was ended slightly prematurely when he was struck by a line drive off the bat of Lonnie Chisenhall. MLB.com's Brian McTaggart reports that McHugh was hit on the left wrist during the seventh inning when trying to field the sharp comebacker hit by the Cleveland Indians third baseman.McHugh (seen below being...
Via Sports Injury Alert
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Two Out Hits Not Enough as Houston Shuts Down Tribe; Astros 3, Indians 1

Two out hits are the kind of thing a team needs to be successful, but not only two out hits. That was the case for the Indians on Monday evening in Houston, as they managed to register just seven hits in the game, all with two outs. Collin McHugh scattered five hits over six and two-third innings to best the Indians Zach McAllister and give the Astros a 3-1 victory. McHugh allowed...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Astros Injury Update: George Springer still trying to return this season

Were it not for injuries, the Houston Astros' star rookie outfielder, George Springer would be in consideration for rookie of the year. Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle has reported that Springer has run the bases recently and is hopeful for a return.He attempted a comeback earlier in the season from his left quad injury, only to be halted by a setback on August 6th.When...
Via MLB Injury News
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Is There a MVP-Case for Jose Altuve?

There’s no question that Jose Altuve is having an amazing season. What’s amazing, though, is how little attention it is receiving. Although he plays in a larger-sized market in Houston, his publicity is really suffering from being on one of the worst teams in baseball. But is there a case for Altuve to be the MVP? It might not be as wild as you think. Batting .339/.376/.450 is...
Via Batting Leadoff
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

End of season post-mortem: Houston Astros

Yes, the Astros are finishing under .500 again. For those keeping score at home, this was the sixth straight season where the Astros didn’t sniff 81 wins. However, the team also didn’t lose 100 games for the first time since 2010, and could even avoid 90 this year. They’re still a bad team, but they’re nowhere near as bad as they have been. Whenever a team increases their...
Via The Outside Corner
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Astros Injury Update: Brad Peacock scratched from start

Jason Martinez is reporting that Houston Astros starting pitcher Brad Peacock will miss his start today against the Cleveland Indians due to lower back tightness. Collin McHugh will start in his absence.#Astros SP Brad Peacock (lower back tightness) scratched from Monday's start. Updated rotation match-ups here ... http://t.co/nr4h4FXV8b— Jason Martinez (@mlbdepthcharts...
Via Sports Injury Alert
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Qualls reports improvement; Springer holds out hope for a 2014 return

Closer Chad Qualls (right hip) said he was feeling better Saturday but wasn’t sure in the early afternoon, before throwing if, he was quite ready to return. George Springer (left quad) is continuing to do his work, interim manager Tom Lawless said. Springer’s window for a return is naturally shrinking, although he’s not likely to be the type to give up on the possibility...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Astros Injury Update: Chad Qualls, Jesse Crain, Matt Albers

The Houston Astros hope to have closer Chad Qualls back by the end of the season, according to Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle.Qualls has been unavailable since Tuesday with a mysterious right hip injury. He describes it as a warm sensation, which leads him to believe that it may be a nerve injury. “I always thought it would kind of go away,” Qualls said to Drellich...
Via Sports Injury Alert
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Astros, a team on the rise

George Springer is one of the main reasons for optimism among Astros fans The Houston Astros have the lowest payroll in the the majors, one of the youngest teams, and have had the worst record in baseball multiple years in a row. Safe to say, it has been a rough couple of years for the once competitive franchise. The Astros were perennial playoff contenders up until just a few years...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  1 Comment

Astros’ 63rd Win Costs Houston Furniture Store Owner Millions Of Dollars

After three consecutive seasons of losing 100 games or more, it’s safe to say that Houston Astros fans have gotten used to losing. Maybe that’s why before the season started, Houston furniture store owner Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale started a promotion giving the first 500 customers who spend more than $6,300 on furniture a full refund if the Astros didn’t lose 100 games...
Via NESN.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Astros' 63rd win costs Houston furniture dealer $4 million

All things considered, the Houston Astros have had a successful season.  After losing 106, 107, then 113 games the past few years, they are guaranteed not to lose 100 in 2014, as the team won their 63rd of 2014 and we’re still just one week into September.  Legendary Houston furniture tycoon Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale (of Gallery Furniture) promised to refund full purchase...
Via Reading Between The Seams
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Astros relieve manager Bo Porter of his duties

According to a team press release, the Houston Astros have fired their manager Bo Porter. The team additionally relieved Bench Coach Dave Trembley of his duties. Tom Lawless will be the team’s interim manager for the remainder of the 2014 season. This move may not come as a surprise to many, as earlier in the […]
Via On-Base Talk
15 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Fan at Astros game has terrible first pitch

One lucky Astros fan was invited to throw out the first pitch before Tuesday night's Athletics-Astros game. And after watching her fail as badly as 50 Cent did, the team may want to consider vetting their choices next time...
Via The Sports Daily
20 days ago  |  Discuss
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