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Super Sunday Astros Crawfish Boil: September 7, 2014

News and notes from around Astros baseball.

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Ezra Shaw

Oh look, the Astros fired their manager and that's all people want to talk about. What a surprise? Well boys and girls the news this week is somewhat lopsided towards one subject. But, here it is anyways.

Bo Porter's firing shows Astros still all-in with GM
Bo Porter got less than two years to helm the Astros clubhouse

Wanted: Major League manager...sort of. | FOX Sports
Wanted: Major League manager...sort of.

Adam Everett eager to help Astros’ turnaround in his old stomping grounds - Ultimate Astros
Adam Everett cherishes his memories of being a member of the first and only Astros team to play in the World Series. He longs to help the franchise march back to the biggest stage in Major League Baseball.

Cards hero from 80's now skipper of Astros
The Houston Astros have drawn plenty of attention, including significant criticism, for their long-term building plan, and certainly for some of their methods along the way. But former general manager Jeff

Pretending Bo Porter didn’t know how bad Astros would be is wrong | HardballTalk
Maybe Houston is totally dysfunctional. But the idea that Porter didn't know what he was getting into is off base.

09/04/2014 - Finding Luhnow's Manager
Sure, it might seem lame to be the last person to comment on a story, but it does come with a certain advantage as well.

Biggio appreciative of Altuve's professionalism |
HOUSTON -- Craig Biggio remembers the first time he laid eyes on Astros second baseman Jose Altuve. He was roaming the back fields at Spring Training a few years ago -- a few hundred feet away from the Major League clubhouse and light years away from the Major Leagues -- when he saw a 5-foot-6 ball of energy manning second base.

Cosart pitching with ‘chip on the shoulder’ since Astros dealt him to Marlins - Ultimate Astros
The hometown boy is definitely not an Astros fan anymore.

Porter, Luhnow never got on same page in Houston - Houston Chronicle
It was inevitable Bo Porter would be fired as Astros manager sooner or later. After reports surfaced Friday of the growing rift between Porter and general manager Jeff Luhnow, it was inevitable it would be sooner.