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Houston Astros Spoof Crappy Viral Ad for Missouri Mall

Haha!This is one of the more inspired things done by the Houston Astros in recent memory.Okay, so maybe the George Springer promotion to the majors might top this...But follow along.Check out the Astros spoofing a Viral Video done produced originally for the East Hills Mall in St. Joseph's, Missouri.The original, which we'll post here, features some god-awful singing...and...
Via Online Sports Guys
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Astros star in terrible mall commercial of their own

The “intentionally terrible” mall commercial that has caught fire this week has inspired numerous parodies, and Houston Astros pitchers Dallas Keuchel and Collin McHugh starred in a remake of their own. Quickly, two thoughts. 1) Why are they advertising “back to baseball” when we’re near the end of August? 2) Is someone going to get wound up at a pitcher advertising pine...
Via Awful Announcing
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Watch Houston Astros pitchers hilariously spoof a local commercial

Few things in life are as cheesy as local commercials. The budget is usually low, the acting is usually horrific and the script is usually comical. Houston Astros pitchers Dallas Keuchel and Collin McHugh clearly recognize this. The duo recently spoofed a local commercial for a Missouri mall with hilarious results. First, you need to watch the spot for East Hills mall. Now, sit back...
Via Fox Sports
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Houston Astros Local Mall Commercial Spoof Is Perfect

The Houston Astros local mall commercial spoof is perfect. Dallas Keuchel and Collin McHugh nail the original video.
Via Gamedayr
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Bud Bash Homers Of The Week: Chris Carter’s Three-Run Shot Propels Astros

Houston Astros first baseman Chris Carter proved again this week why he’s the best hitter you’ve probably never heard of. Carter has been one of baseball’s best power hitters over the last two seasons, though he plays for one of the league’s worst teams. He had the chance to do some damage on the big stage when he stepped up to the plate Tuesday night against New York Yankees...
Via NESN.com
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Astros could still sign No. 1 overall pick Brady Aiken?

The Houston Astors failed to sign the first overall pick in Brady Aiken after selecting the left-hander in June. Concerns over his elbow in a pre-signing physical caused the Astros to lower his signing bonus and for a deal between the two to fall though. The Astros also failed to sign fifth-round pick Jacob Nix who has a grievance hearing scheduled. Reports across the web circulated...
Via Tireball.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Astros owner Jim Crane looks to mend fences with agent

Astros owner Jim Crane thinks his management team and one of the game’s best agents will be able to bury the hatchet. Crane talked briefly with two VIPs in front of the visiting third-base dugout on Tuesday afternoon at Yankee Stadium: Tigers Woods and Casey Close Close, the agent to Dexter Fowler who also advised unsigned Astros draft picks Brady Aiken and Jacob Nix, is a leading...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees Drop Series Opener To Sub-.500 Astros

Part of the beauty of baseball is that any team has a legitimate chance to win on any given night. But, for the Yankees, that team cannot be the Houston Astros. Not when they are clinging to just a 5% chance of making the playoffs. What happened last night simply cannot happen for a team trying to play into October.On Tuesday night I wanted a little more than just a win. I wanted...
Via Lady At The Bat
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Ah Fenway . . . and Boston

Never been to Boston?  Go; it’s a real treat for every stripe of American or the America-curious.  There is history to be seen every four or five steps.  And the food?  Scary good; not trying to plug anyone but have to say, the ciopinno at Neptune’s Oyster House in the North End is the only version we’ve found that rivals the great Tadich Grill in San Francisco.  But this...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Astros Injury Update: Darin Downs, Jesus Guzman

As the Astros prepare to start a series in New York with the Yankees, they've placed Darin Downs on the 15 day DL with a left oblique strain. Downs last pitched Thursday against Boston, pitching 1/3 of an inning and giving up a run.#453271566 / gettyimages.comDowns has pitched in 40 games for Houston this year, recording a 2-1 record, with a 4.31 ERA and a 1.27 WHIP.Moving Downs...
Via Sports Injury Alert
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Astros Injury Alert: Alex Presley

According to Evan Dreilich, Houston Astros outfielder Alex Presley will not return Tuesday in New York, as previously hoped.Alex Presley felt discomfort today after playing last night. 7-10 days minimum Porter said— Evan Drellich (@EvanDrellich) August 16, 2014"He had some discomfort in the cage before they got ready to go and do their work," Manager Bo Porter said...
Via Sports Injury Alert
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Astros Injury Update: Darin Downs battling oblique injury

Houston Astros reliever Darin Downs was unavailable Friday night and may not be able to pitch Saturday against the Boston Red Sox as he battles discomfort in his right oblique, reports Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle:#453271566 / gettyimages.comDowns first felt the injury sometime on Thursday and it got worse after he pitched in the sixth inning. Manager Bo Porter said Downs...
Via MLB Injury News
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Astros Fan Wants Jose Altuve to Steal Her Second Base

Jose Altuve has been one of the very few bright spots for the Houston Astros since his debut in 2011 and the speedy second baseman is putting together another big-time season, one that might bring a batting title to the franchise. Apparently he is also bringing the ladies out. This gal arrived nice and early to the Astros game at Fenway Park on Friday night and brought along an intriguing...
Via Next Impulse Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Astros’ Chris Carter Continues His Hot Play

The Houston Astros may be at the bottom of the AL West, but Chris Carter is keeping them in the news due to his stellar play as of late. Carter has been one of the best players in the MLB over the past month or so, and it has been a joy to watch. Carter is known to be a power hitter with a very inconsistent bat. Carter has the ability to go yard every time at bat, but his batting...
Via The Front Office News
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Astros players irked by special treatment of prospect

Top Houston Astros prospect Mark Appel has been fast tracked in the minors since being selected No. 1 overall in the 2013 MLB draft. The 24-year-old righty was just promoted to Double-A Corpus Christi despite putting up a 9.74 ERA in high Single-A ball.  That may or may not be the issue that some current Astros have with the way Houston is treating Appel at this point. The youngster...
Via Sportsnaut
25 days ago  |  1 Comment
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