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Super Sunday Astros Crawfish Boil: August 3, 2014

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News and notes from around the Astros for the past week.

That batflip, though?
That batflip, though?
Scott Halleran

Good morning boys and girls. The cover picture on today's link post captures Jon Singleton's bat flip, it's 80-grade. Full of #rig and #want. Here are some links for your Sunday morning.

Astros County: Your Neighborhood Astros Blog & Grill: Brady Aiken and Wagner Mateo
What happened to Brady Aiken may have been an unforeseeable turn of events, but it wasn't unprecedented for Jeff Luhnow. He went through a very similar situation in 2009

1980 Houston Astros built to run and win | astros.com: News
General manager Tal Smith, hitting coach Deacon Jones and two key players -- Enos Cabell and Jose Cruz -- were on hand to discuss exactly how Houston managed a startling metamorphosis. The Astros had just two winning campaigns in their first 16 seasons, but the 1980 team was built to win.

Utah's camp roster features host of newbies, including Astros minor leaguer | U of U Sports | The Salt Lake Tribune
The Utes released their 2014 fall camp roster on Friday, and it featured — by our quick count — 16 names not listed on the spring roster or the known list of incoming freshman. Sources ...

11th stop: Minute Maid Park (July 31st) | Montreal on the road
After we got a good night of sleep in Arlington, we took a few moments to visit Fort Worth with Martine and Frederic before taking the road on the way to Houston! We only had a few hours to get to minute maid park since we didn’t have a day off between the two Texas games. On the way to Houston we encountered a lot rain. We surprised us since we weren’t expecting that much rain going through Texas. No problem though! We got there safe and sound!

The Continuing CSN Houston Fiasco Makes Luc Besson Films Seem Sane and Logical | Houston Press
Luc Besson's movies teeter on the edge of insanity. They're full of stylized violence, shouting, slow motion and visual effects....

Rockets, Astros optimistic they are close to deal to reorganize troubled TV network - Sports Update
The Rockets and Astros today issued their most optimistic proclamation yet regarding the future of their regional sports network partnership, saying they are "now very close" to an agreement to reorganize their Houston Regional Sports Network partnership.

Houston Astros' left-fielder Marc Krauss' hit a foul ball into the press box that nearly struck team social media manager Amanda Rykoff - Extra Mustard - SI.com
Houston Astros' left-fielder Marc Krauss' hit a foul ball into the press box that nearly struck team social media manager Amanda Rykoff, but thankfully missed and punctured a table instead.

Houston Astros president of business operations Reid Ryan opens SABR event | astros.com: News
Reid Ryan, president of business operations for the Houston Astros, delivered the opening remarks Thursday at SABR 44, the annual convention for the Society of American Baseball Research.

Roger Clemens stars at SABR gathering in Houston | MLB.com: News
Roger Clemens knows how to play to a room in Texas. The seven-time Cy Young Award winner was the star attraction in Houston on Day One of SABR 44, the annual conference for the Society of American Baseball Research.