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Super Sunday Astros Links: November 17, 2013

Astros links including the Astrodome, Bo Porter, and the Civil Rights Game.

Kevin C. Cox

Good morning boys and girls, how is your Sunday? We wait with the calm before the free-agent storm arrives. For the time being, here are some links for your viewing pleasure.

So Long, Farewell, RIP to the Astrodome
I have a memory of the Astrodome that I want to share. Of a Friday night in May of 1993,...

Six prospects nominated for Stenson Award
The main focus of the Arizona Fall League is to help prospects in the final stages of their development. It gives extra at-bats, defensive reps and innings to players hoping to make the jump to the Major Leagues. While refining skills is the point of emphasis, the AFL also honors one player each year for qualities unrelated to on-field performance.

Bo and Stacey Porter to host 'A Legacy Lasts Forever Dinner' charity dinner
Bo and Stacey Porter will host the "A Legacy Lasts Forever Dinner," which will benefit the Bo Porter S.E.L.F. Foundation. The foundation is funding afterschool programs at three middle schools in Houston.

Astros, Blue Jays negotiate change in spring training site
The Astros met with the Blue Jays on Thursday, the final day of the owner’s meetings, to discuss plans for a shared spring-training site in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. Astros owner Jim Crane said both that discussion and one with the Cardinals on Wednesday night was productive.

Nolan Ryan has talked with Astros owner, no current job offer
Nolan Ryan and Astros owner Jim Crane have talked since Ryan left the Rangers, but Ryan has not been offered a position with the organization.

Astros to host annual Civil Rights Game in 2014
Hall of Famer Frank Robinson and Mayor Annise Parker will join Astros owner Jim Crane on Tuesday at Minute Maid Park to announce that the Astros have been awarded baseball’s annual Civil Rights Game.

Astros prospect Joe Sclafani fine tuning his game in Australia
Several Astros players and prospects are playing winter ball this offseason. One of those players that you may not be familiar with is Joe Sclafani. Sclafa