Daily Archives: March 30, 2013

Astros Awareness Day Mar.31/2013

If all goes well with the team this year, the Astros could improve on their 2012 year.  If all else fails, Houston might challenge the ALL-Time Loss Record.

If all goes well with the team this year, the Astros could improve on their 2012 year. If all else fails, Houston might challenge the ALL-Time Loss Record.

 

Hey Folks,

Welcome to opening day Finally -WOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!! Man Alive it is good to have the season finally start tonight.  Since I will be on the road in California – I wanted to post all of the awesome links to see for Astros Awareness Day.  We also have an article written about Jose Altuve and one of Rick Ankiel coming today later.

Have an awesome season Opener Astros – Even though I picked your team to have a bad year – just like our Lead Writer Sully says – “Hope that Houston can finish dead last again and pick awesome talent in the MLB Draft!!

Astros Opening Day Dilemma At Minute Maid Park

Sully Baseball Daily Podcast talks about Houston Astros on his podcast here from Yesterday..

Sully Baseball Daily Podcast from Mar.21st Houston Astros the topic that  day here

Sully Baseball Daily Podcast from Feb.06 – Houston Astros Fans should embrace the bad click here

Can Nate Freiman Make The Houston Astros?  A Little dated – but a good article nonetheless.

The Astros Miss Out On Reid Brignac

Houston Astros Roster In 2013: State Of The Union:

Chris Carter: The Future Star That Will Make Billy Beane Regret His Trade Mistake

Luhnow Spins His Trade Magic Again For The Astros In: Get Carter

Roger Clemens: Close To Returning To Houston

Houston Astros Payroll In 2013 And Contracts Going Forward

Minute Maid Park Review By Stadium Journey Correspondent Paul Derrick

The Jose Altuve Phenomenon

 

Have a Great Day ay Minute Maid to all of those people going,…

 

Chuck Booth

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Texas Rangers Staff – A Preseason Pitching Analysis: State Of The Union

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Saturday, March.30/2013

Ortiz was brought up from the farm system, and although he is only 22 years old, has spent six years with the Rangers. Ortiz has had an impressive spring, and has caught the eye of fans as well as pitching coach Mike Maddux.Ortiz posted a 1.97 ERA in 24 Appearances with AAA Round Rock last season, and has officially made the big league bullpen for 2013. Lindblom was acquired in the Michael Young trade with Philadelphia during the offseason, and adds more depth to the Bullpen.

Joe Ortiz was brought up from the farm system, and although he is only 22, he has spent six years with the Rangers. Ortiz has had an impressive Spring Training – and has caught the eye of fans as well as pitching coach Mike Maddux. Ortiz posted a 1.97 ERA in 24 Appearances with AAA Round Rock last season – and has officially made the big league Bullpen this year.

By Brooke Robinson (Rangers Correspondent):

Though baseball season begins in Texas just hours away, there were many questions left for the team to answer throughout Spring Training. Who will become the fifth starter? Who will recover from surgery this season? And who will revive the Bullpen?

In the past month of training in Surprise, Arizona, some of the answers of these questions have come to light. The Rangers were plagued with injury in the latter part of the 2012 season, particularly with their pitching.

So it was no surprise that the front office brought in and up some new faces to test out this spring. Pitchers that will still be recovering at the beginning of the season include: RHP Colby Lewis, RHP Neftali Feliz, RHP Joakim Soria, and LHP Martin Perez.

Neftali Feliz hits 100 MPH!

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An American Hobby: Baseball Memorabilia – ‘Kid Nichols’ Card From Mayo’s 1895 N300 Collection

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Saturday, March.30, 2013

Kid Nichols was 361 - 208 (.634) for his Career with a 2.96 Lifetime ERA.  From 1896 - 1898 he led the NL in wins each year - amassing a n incredible 92 - 37 (.713) Record in that time frame.  He is one of 13th players to throw in over 5000+ IP (5067.IP and good for 11th ALL - Time.

Kid Nichols was 361 – 208 (.634) for his Career -with a 2.96 Lifetime ERA. From 1896 – 1898 he led the NL in wins each year – amassing an incredible 92 – 37 (.713) Record in that time frame with the Boston Beaneaters. He is one of 13th players to throw in over 5000+ IP (5067.IP and good for 11th ALL – Time.  Incredibly he spent time growing up playing baseball in Surrey, B.C. Canada, which is where our Website Owner Chuck Booth played.

By Lee Edelstein (‘Baseball Memorabilia Enthusiast’ – visit his website here)

MLB Reports:  We are pleased to present you with Baseball Author Lee Edelstein as the newest writer with us at the Reports.  Lee will be providing us with great stories about baseball memorabilia on a regular basis.

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Kid Nichols

Charles Augustus “Kid” Nichols was born four years after the end of the Civil War.  He would live long enough to see himself inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1949.

His journey to Cooperstown began in 1890 when he debuted for the Boston Beaneaters.  He had quite a rookie season, winning 27 games, putting up an ERA of 2.23, and leading his league with 7 shutouts.  But Kid Nichols was just warming up. 

In 1891 he won 30 games, the first of seven seasons when he would reach the 30-win plateau.  In 1892, Nichols won 35 regular season games plus two more in the Championship Series where they vanquished the Cleveland Spiders and their top pitcher, a guy named Cy Young.

Youtube Tribute Page to 300 Game Winners – Many of the them featured:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j99r1TcnBrU&list=FLt4R0b8rfq11zVEjnHUcJsQ%5D

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – March 30, 2013

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The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast had its first episode taped on an airplace.

While on an airplane, I sang the praises of the Astros and the Red Sox, two teams that I think will be lousy in 2013.

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