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Super Sunday Astros Crawfish Boil - April 20, 2014

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It's been an interesting April to say the least for the Astros, let's take a look at some the stories surrounding the teams.

Scott Halleran

Happy Easter morning boys and girls, I need a pallet clear to clean out the taste of the Astros losing six in a row. Here are two Naval Academy baseball players lip syncing a song from Disney's Frozen.

Now to the news...

How MLB service time dictates top-prospect promotions | FOX Sports on MSN
There's a reason young stars are usually held off Opening Day rosters and promoted in season. Just ask Bryce Harper, George Springer and Wil Myers. It's a business and major-league clubs know how to work it.

Porter on board with Altuve playing in all 162 | astros.com: News
Astros second baseman Jose Altuve told reporters last month one of his goals for 2014 was to play in 162 games for the first time this year, and manager Bo Porter said Saturday he's on board with that as long as Altuve is healthy.

Job for Astros' video review team is to see it like umps will call it - Houston Chronicle
Jim Summers calls it three hours of boredom interrupted by 30 seconds of sheer adrenaline.

Does No Progress in CSN Houston Mediation Effort Really Mean No Progress? | Houston Press
The Houston Astros, Houston Rockets and Comcast gathered before federal district court judge Lynn Hughes on Friday. This wasn't a...

Oklahoma scene: Texas Rangers tried to buy RedHawks, according to report | News OK
Mandalay Baseball Properties, which owns the Oklahoma City franchise, wanted more than $20 million. The Rangers turned down the deal.

Richard Justice: George Springer's debut represents new era for Astros | astros.com: News
George Springer is a five-tool talent who will bring immediate excitement to fans at Minute Maid Park and around the big leagues. He also represents the next wave of prospects the Astros hope will return them to contention.

Martin Maldonado hit the cover off a baseball — literally | Big League Stew - Yahoo Sports
From Yahoo Sports: Here's something you've probably never seen before.

Should MLB really take a cue from ... tennis? | FOX Sports on MSN
I do a fair number of radio spots. Before the season, more than once I was asked this question: "What are you going to be watching this season? What’s most interesting to you?"