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Astros Crawfish Boil: October 2nd, 2015

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Astros News

Breaking down the Astros’ playoff scenarios - Ultimate Astros
A look at the Astros' various scenarios to make the postseason.

Astros clinch would be triumphant return for A.J. Hinch
A.J. Hinch is older, wiser and is managing a playoff-caliber team in the Houston Astros.

So, Uh, What Happened to the Astros? "
For most of this season, the Houston Astros looked like one of the most unlikely success stories in recent MLB history.

The Astros' season is already a success, even if the ending is threatening to be really, really cruel -
The Astros are still ahead of schedule. Don't let the fast start trick you into forgetting that.

Dallas Keuchel, Carlos Correa finalists for Players Choice awards - Ultimate Astros
stros pitcher Dallas Keuchel and rookie shortstop Carlos Correa are finalists in the MLB Players Choice awards.

Astros let go several minor league coaches, including Tom Lawless - Ultimate Astros
Astros let go several minor league coaches and instructors, including Tom Lawless who was the team's interim manager in 2014.

Around the Majors

Diamondbacks announcers' selfie shaming needlessly alienates younger fans -
The selfie shaming done by Arizona Diamondbacks announcers just exemplifies that MLB's older generation is out of touch with its younger fans.

It's baseball's final weekend and playoff races are still happening -
Friday's Say Hey, Baseball includes the last playoff races of 2015, Max Scherzer's faux-violent handshake, and the potential return of John Farrell.

Why were everyone's American League predictions so horrible? -
I made dumb predictions about the Astros, Rangers, Twins, and Royals, but at least I wasn't alone. Let's explore what went wrong.

Yankees' 10,000th win clinches American League playoff berth -
The Yankees beat the Red Sox on Thursday night, clinching an American League Wild Card berth, reaching the playoffs for the first time since 2012.

87-72 - October begins as Rangers clinch playoff spot! - Lone Star Ball
The Texas Rangers eliminated the Anaheim Angels from AL West contention and clinch a playoff spot