Tag Archives: Baseball

Baseball Legend Henry Aaron Dies at 86

Both of my parents were baseball fanatics. I mean, two of my mother’s favorite words were “Spring training.” I grew up before there were all these cable channels. Before you could find entertainment on a cellphone or a tablet. The … Continue reading

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Houston Celebrates the Astros World Series Championship

Live: Special coverage of Astros World Series championship parade HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner says the city of Houston will honor the Astros with a parade on Friday in celebration of the team’s first MLB Championship victory. … Continue reading

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World Series: Astros vs Dodgers Game 7

It’s Game 7 of one of the most entertaining, back-and-forth World Series in recent memory. Stay here for live, inning-by-inning updates and analysis from the deciding game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Houston Astros. ■ The Astros’ Lance McCullers … Continue reading

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World Series: Astros vs Dodgers Game 6

George Springer, hoarse and covered in sweat and dirt at 1:15 a.m., tried to explain everything the Astros were feeling. But his body was still pulsing adrenaline, and he knew it was impossible to truly capture and define all this. … Continue reading

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World Series: Astros vs Dodgers Game 5

HoustonPress: Game Four of the World Series featured a no-hitter into the sixth inning. It featured the Astros taking the lead 1-0 lead and breaking up the no-no on a massive George Springer home run. Yet as feared, this game … Continue reading

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World Series: Astros vs Dodgers Game 4

The Houston Astros have been dominant at home throughout the postseason, and they retained that edge in their first game at Minute Maid Park in the World Series. The Astros came up with a 5-3 win over the Los Angeles … Continue reading

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World Series: Astros vs Dodgers Game 3

HOUSTON — Friday night brings us Game 3 of the World Series between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Houston Astros. The series is tied 1-1 and shifts to Houston’s Minute Maid Park. The roof is closed, so don’t worry about … Continue reading

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Astros rally to beat Dodgers to win first World Series game

The Dodgers lost their first game at home this postseason, and the World Series is tied at one game apiece after a dinger-filled game in Los Angeles. It was a tight one, going to the 11th inning with home run … Continue reading

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Thursday Open Thread | Cubs Win World Series

Congratulations, Cubs!

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ICYMI: Ken Burns’ Documentary on Jackie Robinson

This past week on PBS, they aired the documentary that was done on Jackie Robinson. By showing the context of Jackie Robinson’s life, including many stories about how he grew up, and what happened in his life, it brought out … Continue reading

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