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Super Astros Crawfish Boil: December 1, 2014

Astros news and notes from the past week.

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Good morning boys and girls, hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving. Still have some turkey left over? Here are some links to read over this week.

Astrodome film, panel: historic significance, future explored - Your Houston News: News
M atthew Murphy is quick to tell people he didn’t set out to make a film. He was simply filming himself as he picked up seats he purchased from the Astrodome, and he started talking to other people in the crowd.]]>

Former Astros dot Hall of Fame ballot |
HOUSTON -- The Astros have never had a player enter the Baseball Hall of Fame wearing an Astros cap, which is something that will likely change next year.

Like father, like son: Sports big part of Pettis family |
HOUSTON -- You better believe that the son of Gary Pettis was good at baseball.

Bagwell's Hall case goes beyond lofty numbers |
HOUSTON -- Considering the number of years a player can appear on the Hall of Fame ballot has been cut to 10 years from 15, former Astros slugger Jeff Bagwell could use a bump in his voting total if he's going to reach Cooperstown.

Stassi brothers host Homers for the Hungry |
HOUSTON -- Not many 23-year-old baseball players with only 10 games of Major League experience are into organizing events for charity, but Astros catcher Max Stassi was into philanthropy long before he had big league dreams.

Ruiz has power potential to climb Astros' pipeline |
Rio Ruiz was a major athletic force at Bishop Amat Memorial High School in La Puente, Calif., playing football and baseball for the Lancers.

Dynamic Springer integral to Astros' resurgence |
Hall of Famer Bobby Cox remembers the first time he saw George Springer play baseball. Took him about three minutes to know. Guys like Cox, they see things you and I can't. Come to think of it, Cox usually has seen things even many of his peers haven't seen. Sometimes when he looks at a player, a lifetime of experience takes over a certain part of the brain, and there's an instant analysis.

Kyle Blanks Could Be Worth a Look for the Astros
The Astros could use a left fielder and another possible run producing hitter. Kyle Blanks, if healthy, could fill both needs.

Going yard for a good cause - Appeal-Democrat: News
The light standard beyond Winship Field's right field fence took a beating as Max and Brock Stassi blasted 172 home runs in 30 minutes in the main attraction of the sixth annual Homers for the Hungry charity event.