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Super Sunday Astros Crawfish Boil: September 21, 2014

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Astros news and notes from the past week.

Deal with it.
Deal with it.
Bob Levey

Sorry to say it boys and girls, but the Astros season is coming to an end. The Astros only have seven more games to play. In the meantime, here are some links for your baseball fix.

Carter tweaked approach before going on tear | astros.com
ANAHEIM -- Despite the tear he's been on for 2 1/2 months, Astros designated hitter Chris Carter has drawn just five intentional walks. Two came Friday night, when Angels manager Mike Scioscia ordered Carter to be passed in the first inning and the fourth.

Learning on the fly, Astros manager Tom Lawless getting rave reviews - Ultimate Astros
Tom Lawless takes a stroll during batting practice. He’ll throw to hitters and then weave his way around, talking with different people, his players and coaches.

Wait 'Til Next Year: Mismanagement overshadows Houston Astros' improvements - MLB - SI.com
While so much of our day-to-day attention in this space is devoted to the teams still battling for playoff spots, we feel as though it's only fitting to acknowledge the teams that have been mathematically eliminated from contention, giving them a brief sendoff that should suffice until Hot Stove season. Thus, the Wait 'Til Next Year series.

Girl fighting bone cancer throws first pitch at Astros game | News - Home
Sept. 16, 2014: It was a big night for the Richards family -- not just because they were cheering on their Astros, but because they were celebrating another day of life and survival. Keith Garvin reports.

Josh Hader Houston Astros Minor League Pitcher of the Year
Josh Hader will be named Houston Astros Minor League Pitcher of the Year.

Cotton wins another title - Sports - Virgin Islands Daily News
Jamaine Cotton will soon be able to flash championship rings on both hands.

Orbit trolls Indians, offers to wax their mustaches for them | MLB.com

Root! Root! For Root Sports Houston! | Houston Press
If Judge Marvin Isgur approves the bankruptcy plan proposed for CSN Houston, Houston sports fans will be able to watch...

For Collegeville product and ex-Astros GM, success is a shared thing
In the 1950-60s, Collegeville’s leading sports icon was Horace Ashenfelter, an FBI-employed World War II veteran who won the 3,000-meter steeplechase in the 1952 games in Helsinki, breaking the world record.

Warszawski: Houston Astros' affiliation can mean new life for Fresno Grizzlies | Fresno Grizzlies | FresnoBee.com
This doesn’t have to be the end.

Trevino added to Wall of Honor | astros.com
Spanish-language broadcaster Alex Trevino was added to the Houston Baseball Media Wall of Honor in an on-field ceremony at Minute Maid Park prior to Thursday's game against the Indians.

Appel throws in Minute Maid Park bullpen | astros.com
Right-hander Mark Appel, one of the Astros' top prospects and the No. 1 overall pick of the 2013 First-Year Player Draft, threw in the bullpen at Minute Maid Park on Thursday afternoon in front of Doug Brocail, the senior pitching advisor/special assistant to the general manager, as well as pitching coach Brent Strom.

7 Things The Houston Astros Need To Know About Fresno | Valley Public Radio
By know you've heard that the San Francisco Giants have decided to pack up their bags and move their AAA farm team up Highway 99 to Sacramento.