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Super Sunday Astros Crawfish Boil: August 24, 2014

A look at the news around Astros baseball.

Jason Miller

Good morning boy and girls. There is only a month left in the baseball season before the return of the cold abyss that is the offseason. Until then here are some links to hold you over before Sunday's game.

Video: Astros' Local Mall Commercial |
Dallas Keuchel and Collin McHugh of the Astros make their own local mall commercial

Astros nerd out inside the Green Monster, sign the walls |
You know that bar in your neighborhood with the hipster beers and the awesome jukebox? The one with the bearded bartenders rocking tattoo sleeves you wish you were cool enough to have? Well, the inside of the Green Monster looks just like the bathroom in that bar (except without the Sex Pistols stickers, probably).

Houston Astros prospect Derek Fisher named to NYPL All-Star Game - Climbing Tal's Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Houston Astros prospect Derek Fisher has been named to NYPL All-Star Game. He's batting .336 with a team-leading 14 steals with the Tri-City ValleyCats.

Joe D. Talks With George Springer " CBS Connecticut
Connecticut's George Springer is having a breakout rookie season with the Houston Astros, and Friday at Fenway, he talked with WTIC's Joe D'Ambrosio.

New spring training plan expected from Astros, Nats in coming weeks | News
A new spring-training plan from the Houston Astros and the Washington Nationals is expected in coming weeks, as the pair makes a run at a new site in West Palm Beach.

Non-profit director writes book about baseball | Fort Bend Southwest Star Newspaper
For some Houstonians, the Astros’ lone World Series appearance nine years ago seems like ancient history.

Astros slugger Chris Carter: The most 2014 player of 2014 - MLB - Sporting News
The latest MLB news, standings, trade rumors, scores, schedules and more on Sporting News.

Return to leadoff spot sees Robbie Grossman regaining confidence - Ultimate Astros
One of the two players who walked ahead of Chris Carter’s three-run home run on Tuesday night at Yankee Stadium in a 7-4 win was Robbie Grossman. It wasn’t the flashy part of the inning, but it was important nonetheless.

Best defender doesn’t necessarily mean best starter for Astros - Ultimate Astros
Even in the offseason, it was a lurking thought: what if Dexter Fowler isn’t the Astros’ best defensive center fielder by the end of 2014?

RodeoHouston, Texans ticket holders give opinions on Astrodome's future - Houston Chronicle
A recent survey ordered by the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo asked RodeoHouston committee volunteers, adults in Harris County, and Houston Texans season ticket holders what should be done with the NRG Astrodome.

Downtown construction accident knocks out Minute Maid air conditioner - Ultimate Astros
Houston Astros fans should make other plans this weekend if they plan on coming to Minute Maid Park for a tour of the stadium or make a visit to the team store. A construction mishap nearby has put MMP out of commission for the weekend, according to Astros brass.