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Super Sunday Astros Crawfish Boil - May 25, 2014

Let's take look at stories about CSN Houston, the Civil Rights game, and kids playing baseball.

Otto Greule Jr

Hi there boys and girls, hope your enjoying holiday weekend and thank you to you that have served this country. Let's look at some stories.

Astros trade Raul Valdes to Toronto for future considerations - Ultimate Astros
The Astros have traded minor league LHP Raul Valdes to Toronto in exchange for a player to be named later or cash considerations, the team announced.

Sherrington: Astros lifer Walter Ray Matthews a mentor to Joe Morgan and other pioneers | Dallas Morning News
Eric Nadel got a call last month from Joe Morgan, the Hall of Famer, asking a favor. If he didn’t mind, Morgan said, could he please comment during a broadcast on the passing of an old friend?

Houston's Urban Youth Academy makes deep impact with community | News
In four years, almost 2,000 kids have been impacted. For the Houston Astros, that's the bottom line on its Urban Youth Academy.

Killen’s brisket no longer an option at Minute Maid Park - Food Chronicles
Well, that didn’t last long.

Houston is a befitting backdrop for MLB's Civil Rights Game | News
The Houston area produced African-American Major Leaguers Carl Crawford, Michael Bourn, James Loney and Chris Young, among others, a legacy that makes the city a perfect host for the Civil Rights Game.

Whine & Dine: Reader longs for days of 'Dome Dog' - Houston Chronicle
What happened to the great steamed dogs from before?

How the CSN Houston Broadcast Map Dooms the Network | Houston Press
It was just a little over 30 days ago that Houston Astros owner Jim Crane said he wanted the CSN...

For Rudy Owens and family, a long road trip to big league debut - Ultimate Astros
In the midst of a mostly dreary season that’s been sprinkled with positives — George Springer’s lightning bat speed, Dallas Keuchel’s groundball wizardry, Collin McHugh’s ability to pitch even better than he writes, Dexter Fowler’s eye at the plate, Jose Altuve’s brilliance — Rudy Owens’ unabashed appreciation for his call-up, just the experience of finally getting the news, could rank high at the end of the Astros’ 2014

Pirates drop Wandy Rodriguez, whom Astros are still paying $5.5 million - Ultimate Astros
The Pirates have designated lefthander Wandy Rodriguez for assignment, the team announced.

Astros to host 2014 Civil Rights Game on Friday | CSN Houston
With Houston being known for its diversity, the fact that major league baseball’s 2014 Civil Rights Game will be played in the city seems like a perfect fit.

Astros Urban Youth Academy to host free summer camps - Your Houston News: Sports
This summer, the Astros Urban Youth Academy will once again conduct a series of four weekly summer baseball and softball camps for kids ages 7-17 beginning on Monday, June 9 and continuing through Friday, July 11.