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Super Astros Crawfish Boil: January 11, 2015

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Astros news and notes from the past week.

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B-G-O! B-G-O! B-G-O! B-G-O! B-G-O! Good morning boys and girls, for one week in January the start of the 2015 season is in the rear view mirror. Craig Biggio's wait for the Hall of Fame is over. Cooperstown will finally have a bronze Astros cap in it's hallowed halls. How many of you are planning to go for induction in July? Until then here are this week's links.

In All of the Craig Biggio Talk, Let's Not Forget About Bill Wood | Houston Press
That moment for which Houston sports fans have been eagerly awaiting ever since Craig Biggio was thrown out trying to...

Craig Biggio's switch to second base changed his career. | SportsonEarth.com : Alyson Footer Article
Craig Biggio was feeling pretty good about himself by the end of the 1991 season, and who could blame him? He was finishing off his third full season in the big leagues, had appeared in his first All-Star Game and had enjoyed a bit of a breakout year offensively, reaching highs in both hits (161) and batting average (.295).

Brandon Backe drives to Minute Maid Park to congratulate Craig Biggio - Ultimate Astros
Former Astros righthander Brandon Backe drove to Minute Maid Park on Tuesday to congratulate his good friend and childhood hero Craig Biggio for earning a place in the Baseball Hall of Fame.

CRAIG BIGGIO: From Seton Hall to Hall of Fame - Seton Hall Pirates Official Athletic Site
Seton Hall baseball alum Craig Biggio has been selected for induction into the National Baseball Hall of Fame as announced today by the Baseball Writers' Association of America (BBWAA).

Larry Dierker compares Craig Biggio, Joe Morgan - Ultimate Astros
Larry Dierker got to play with Joe Morgan in the early days in Houston then got to watch and manage Craig Biggio later.

Lost interview: Jeff Bagwell talks about steroids in 2001 - Twins Now
This is the fifth year Jeff Bagwell has been on the National Baseball Hall of Fame ballot.

Randy Johnson’s stop with Astros full of energy but short of goal - Ultimate Astros
If Randy Johnson is elected Tuesday to the Baseball Hall of Fame, he will become the seventh player selected for enshrinement to have worn a Houston Astros uniform during his career.

The Astros could pull a shocker and land Scherzer. | SportsonEarth.com : Anthony Castrovince Article
As we look around the Major League landscape and honestly evaluate Max Scherzer's late-developing market, let's not be completely dismissive of the faint possibility that the Astros emerge as the ol' "mystery team" for Mighty Max.

Former Pirate, Astros great Craig Biggio voted into Baseball Hall of Fame | thesetonian
Graphic from Seton Hall Athletics One of the best all-around position players in baseball will now be headed to Cooperstown in July to be inducted into Major League Baseball’s Hall of Fame.

Craig Biggio, Randy Johnson remember their summer of ’98 - Ultimate Astros
On Tuesday, Craig Biggio and Randy Johnson received phone calls they’ll never forget, hearing the news they had been elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame.

The Houston Astros are building a team backwards - Beyond the Box Score
Jeff Lunhow is spending on relievers because...