June ate the Legends alive. There wasn’t too much good about the month that ended with the Legends finishing the first half of the season with the worst record in the Sally League.Read More
Editor’s note – This article originally appeared on AstrosConnection.com on July 11, 2002.
So I don’t write much around here, but I figured in the wake of the recent turmoil and our decision to hang ’em up after 6 years, I should probably chime in to 1) remind everyone that I exist and 2) just talk a bit about what the experience of running this site with Kev has meant to me. If you’re not interested in the nuts and bolts of the site or my personal ramblings, you can check out now and save yourself some time. But I figure there’s been a lot worse crap written on this site, and if that can fly as content, well then I think y’all can tolerate me for a spell.Read More
By Steve Beitler
Editor’s note – This article originally appeared on AstrosConnection.com on June 18, 2002.
The Ken Caminiti steroid flap has become yesterday’s news faster than the Astros bullpen can blow a lead, which tells us more about drugs and baseball than most of the pundits did when the story first broke.
“This could change baseball forever,” intoned Chris Rose of “The Best Damn Sports Show Period.” Read More
By Knoxbanedoodle and Spiers for Hall of Fame
Editor’s note – This article originally appeared on AstrosConnection.com on June 17, 2002.
Knoxbanedoodle and Spiers For Hall Of Fame’s Astros Farm System road trip actually begins like this: we are in Providence, Rhode Island, in Spiers’s apartment, watching Oswalt strike out the side against the Pirates in the top of the eighth. He is throwing 98 MPH gas, the game is tied at one, and in the bottom of the inning Vizcaino pokes a little two run single into left field. We win.
Things are good. We keep saying: “Oswalt,” or “Dude, Oswalt,” or occasionally just: “Dude!”Read More
By Gene Elston
Editor’s note – This article originally appeared on AstrosConnection.com on April 2, 2002.
The heist by Ruben Rivera of Derek Jeter’s bat and glove pulled off recently in the Yankees clubhouse during spring training, not surprisingly elicited the legend of Leo Durocher’s theft of Babe Ruth’s watch in 1929.
However, while searching for information on the subject I have ALMOST drawn a complete blank. The almost is what I found in Robert W. Creamer’s book, BABE – THE LEGEND COMES TO LIFE. “And here is a legend, seldom printed but often talked about in baseball circles, that says Leo Durocher stole Babe Ruth’s watch, which is not true. What is true is that Ruth did not like Durocher.”Read More
By Gene Elston
Editor’s note – This article originally appeared on AstrosConnection.com on March 22, 2002.
How could anyone forget the coming of the 21st Century and the problems that arose because it was erroneously believed the first decade of the new Millennium would begin in the year 2000.
Many people are confused about the calendar system now in universal use. Our era, known as Anno Domini (A.D.) began in the year “one” (there is no year “zero”). The first decade ran from year 1 through year 10.Read More