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Super Sunday Astros Crawfish Boil: September 28, 2014

Astros news and notes from the past week.

Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

One final baseball game this season. One last chance to watch Astros baseball before the long winter. So let's enjoy it. Here is some links to hold you over till game 162.

Ceremony for breaking Biggio's hit mark 'means a lot' to Altuve |
HOUSTON -- Jose Altuve was honored Saturday in a ceremony before the Astros' 10-1 win over the Mariners at Minute Maid Park.

Altuve has most hits by second baseman since '36 |
HOUSTON -- The hits keep coming for Jose Altuve.

Tim Bogar 'runaway favorite' for Rangers' manager job | MLB | Sporting News
The latest MLB news, standings, trade rumors, scores, schedules and more on Sporting News.

The joy of Jose Altuve's batting average -
Or, why it's okay to love a stat that's fallen out of favor.

Scale model of refurbished Astrodome helps elicit ideas at brainstorming session - Houston Chronicle
Astrodome Walking Trail, Astrodome Paradise Park with a tropical theme, Houston Hall of Fame, a performance venue, a seasonal indoor park with ice skating, amusement park, a zipline, a resort.

Astros still negotiating for proposed spring facility |
ARLINGTON -- The Astros will learn on Oct. 21, whether their proposed two-team Spring Training facility to be shared with the Washington Nationals in West Palm Beach, Fla., will be reality when they go back before the county commissioners, who on Tuesday rejected a financing request but vowed to keep negotiating with the teams.

Astros Show Signs Of Life In 2014 " CBS Houston
When the Astros conclude the 2014 season Sunday afternoon at Citi Field, it will end without a playoff appearance for the ninth straight season, and it will mark the sixth straight year with a losing record, but the end of this season doesn’t feel like the rest.

Berkman, the student, makes field trip to Minute Maid |
ARLINGTON -- When Astros director of decision sciences Sig Mejdal, who oversees the club's analytics department, invited some Rice University students to come to Minute Maid Park on Sunday for a presentation on analytics, he had no idea about the star pupil who would walk through the door.

Bobby Abreu retires from baseball -
Two-time All Star and former Gold Glove winner Bobby Abreu retires after 18 major league seasons, with his first (and last) major league manager at his side.

Southpaw Hurler Mac Marshall Withdraws From LSU; Becomes Eligible For 2015 MLB Draft |
Heading into his freshman season, 18-year-old left-handed pitcher Mac Marshall has decided to leave Louisiana State University to become eligible for the 2015 MLB Draft.

CSN Houston seeks retention plan to keep employees on the job for now - Sports Update
Having informed most of Comcast SportsNet Houston’s employees that they’re about to be laid off in October, network officials now want "employee retention program" to assure that workers don’t leave their jobs too quickly.