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Super Sunday Astros Links: January 26, 2013

Astros links including George Springer, Jonathan Singleton, and Dickie Thon.

Doug Pensinger

Good morning boys and girls, we are three weeks from pitchers and catchers report to spring training. Until then here are some links to hold you over.

George Springer ready for his shot with Astros | Houston
While the Houston Astros struggled to get through their 2013 season, there was one player in their minor league system who seeing very different results. George Springer is ready to duplicate that success

Astros pitching duo have shared similar path to Houston - The Eagle: Sports
As two of the four players brought to the Houston Astros in a 2011 trade for former fan favorite Hunter Pence, pitchers Jarred Cosart and Josh Zeid will be forever linked.

Video: Rookie Prg: Singleton |
2014 MLB Rookie Career Development Program: Astros prospect Jonathan Singleton on the young talent in Houston's system

Pull Up a Seat (or Turf): Astrodome Fans Bring Home Pieces of History | National Trust for Historic Preservation
Pull Up a Seat (or Turf): Astrodome Fans Bring Home Pieces of History - The Huffington Post

April 8, 1984: Dickie Thon Hit in Face by Pitch | The Pecan Park Eagle
It was a pitch that turned the tables on his predicted Hall of Fame future. It was a pitch that cost him his vision in one eye. It was a pitch that resounded like an exploding thud of a rock hurled against a barn door. It was a pitch that could have killed him as…

Montgomery County still looks toward Astros’ minor league team - Your Houston News: Sports: houston astros,
The Houston Astros came to Conroe on Wednesday in order to drum up additional support for the team’s 2014 season. But Montgomery County residents may have a different rooting interest by then.

The Astros Have A Plan (Kind Of) To Deal With This Whole CSN Houston Disaster
It's a little more than a week until the CSN Houston parties return to the courtroom of judge Marvin Isgur....

College player finds memorabilia gem from 1960 - Minor League Ball
Jack Coppinger, a relief pitcher at Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington, recently found a pamphlet for the 1960 Tacoma Giants in the college archives. For a San Francisco fan, it doesn't get much better than that.

Odrisamer Despaigne cleared to sign MLB deal - MLB Daily Dish
Now that all the paperwork is done, the Cuban righty is free to sign an MLB contract.