Super Sunday Link 11 Sep 11

RICHMOND, VA - SEPTEMBER 10: Fans hold American flags in tribute to the lives lost in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Wonderful Pistachios 400 at Richmond International Raceway on September 10, 2011 in Richmond, Virginia. (Photo by Todd Warshaw/Getty Images for NASCAR)

Hard to believe it was 10 years ago today that the world change. It's one of those moments that you'll always remember where you were. I was in A-School training when we got the word. Where were you?


Sept. 11 attacks vivid memory for Astros scout Ed Fastaia | News
Part-time Astros scout Ed Fastaia was a New York City fireman when the Twin Towers fell, and he recalls vividly the details of the aftermath of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.


Reasons Baseball is the Best


Off Base lists reasons baseball is better than football - ESPN
Jim Caple has 6 reasons why baseball is better than football.


The ultimate baseball movie dream team
Best team ever.

My Hopes and Fears for ESPN's Numbers Never* Lie - Beyond the Box Score
If Keith Law isn't on this new show then it's pretty much pointless.






Minor League Baseball


Appy Astros: GCL - Past, Present, & Future (2011 edition)
A review of player movement in the lower levels of the minors and a look at player movement for next year.


Ultimate Astros » Minor league review, Part III: The life you never hear about
Zachary Levine looks at Jordan Comaden his story may sound familiar to Astro fans.





The Jim Crane Thing


09/09/2011 - Jim Crane's Wagon Queen Family Truckster
Bob Hulsey at Astros Daily compares the possible move to the AL to the movie National Lampoon's Vacation. I disagree but it's still an interesting read and worth your time.


Ultimate Astros » Frustrated Jim Crane ‘offended’ by speculation about delays in Astros sale process
Crane speaks to the Houston Chronicles Joe Holley. Among the things addressed are his previous business endeavors and how they're playing into the approval process, as well as why he's upset not only with MLB but also the media. He doesn't mind the media questioning his previous business issues but he feels they've crossed the line with his divorce and child custody case. 

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