While interviewing Mike Fast I was putting together these links for your springy Sunday afternoon.
Birth year is rare similiarity for Mets, Astros | astros.com: News
By Marty Noble. If you read only one link this week, let this be it. Very cool read.
Osceola County Stadium Reviews, Houston Astros Spring Training | Stadium Journey
Reviews and information about Osceola County Stadium, Home of the Houston Astros Spring Training. Author: Jim Folsom (h/t Astros County)
Astros Lose 2012 Season Opener, Part 1 0f 2 " The Pecan Park Eagle
Bill McCurdy with his opening day pictures.
Collected Wisdom: Larry Dierker, former Houston Astros manager, pitcher and broadcaster | NewsOK.com
An interesting interview with Dierker about his playing and managing days.
Review: RA Dickey's Wherever I Wind Up | April
By The Common Man
MLB Blackout Rules | NotGraphs Baseball
By Jeremy Blachman
Minor League and draft links after the jump.
Bodie brings passion to Hooks as new manager " Corpus Christi Caller-Times
By George Vondracek
Minor League Notes, April 9, 2012 - Minor League Ball
John Sickels has taken note of Austin Wates hot start.
Home opener a chance for Legends to start fresh | Lexington Legends | Kentucky.com
By Mark Maloney. Includes and interview with manager Ivan DeJesus
FanGraphs Prospect Stock Market | FanGraphs Baseball
By Marc Hulet
Scouting Mark Appel: the possible first pick overall in 2012
By Kyle Boddy. Mark Appel is a leading candidate to go first in the draft to the Astros in 2012. But is the big righty the choice to make?
Draft Prospect of the Day: Courtney Hawkins - Minor League Ball
By Matt Garrioch