Super Sunday Astros Crawfish Boil - April 13, 2014

Ronald Martinez

The Astros season is in full gear, let's take a look at some news and notes.

Hey?! The Astros beat the Rangers yesterday, let that sink in while you read some stories.

Berkman, Oswalt Honored Before Astros Game - The Epoch Times
Lance Berkman and Roy Oswalt signed one-day contracts and officially retired as Astros on Saturday.

Are Houston Astros preparing to call up George Springer?
The Houston Astros have outrighted Chia-Jen Lo to AAA causing the George Springer rumors to start swirling again.

Crain to continue rehab in Florida, eyes May return | astros.com: News
While the rest of his teammates head north of the border Monday night in advance of a three-game series against the Blue Jay in his native Toronto, relief pitcher Jesse Crain will fly to Kissimmee, Fla., to continue his rehab at Osceola County Stadium.

Is there life after Chief Wahoo ... for Chief Wahoo? | FOX Sports on MSN
Whilst in Arizona last month, I visited the Indians’ facility in Goodyear. Whilst waiting in the office for the clubhouse to open, I noticed a huge collage, covering a wall just inside the entrance, that included various images from the franchise’s long history. Some of which inevitably included depictions of Chief Wahoo.

Kissing the Rolaids Relief Award goodbye | FOX Sports on MSN
It came in with a whisper, and went out when hardly anybody was looking. In between, though, the Rolaids Relief Man Award stocked literally hundreds of rumpus rooms and trophy cases. Thanks to a very special delivery in Cleveland Tuesday morning, we can finally wish the gold-plated fireman's helmet a fond and well-deserved farewell ...

Photos: Baseball, Anyone? Anyone? - NYTimes.com
Attendance at ballparks can be spotty this time of year because of the weather, but the first week and a half of the 2014 season has produced some bleak scenes.

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