Good morning, boys and girls. What a crazy couple of weeks. Correa. The draft. The new report in the ground control hack. Plenty of things to talk about -- here are some of those stories.
First pitch at Astros game adds to youngster’s amazing tale - Ultimate Astros
Walker Johnson was back where he belonged — standing on the pitcher’s mound.
Texas lawmakers declare 'war' over Astros hacking - Houston Chronicle
Not since Florida Democrat Alcee Hastings called Texas "crazy" in a U.S. House hearing in February has the state's congressional delegation been so unified in bipartisan righteous indignation.
How the Astros baseball hack explains Chinese cyberespionage - The Washington Post
It's all about information.
How fatherhood helped Houston Astros reliever Pat Neshek rediscover his fastball
After he endured personal tragedy, fatherhood helped Pat Neshek rediscover his fastball and go from a fringe reliever to the backbone of one of baseball's best bullpens.
Experts: Hacking of Astros wasn’t too advanced, but team’s computer defenses weren’t either - Ultimate Astros
Both the offender and victim in professional sports’ first hacking scandal may share one trait: a lack of sophistication.
Cardinals owner: "Roguish behavior" to blame for Astros hack - MLB - SI.com
St. Louis Cardinals owner Bill DeWitt Jr. blames "roguish behavior" for his team's involvement in the alleged hacking of the Houston Astros' player personnel database
Astros’ G.M. Jeff Luhnow Delegates With a Drive for Data - The New York Times
Before he found himself at the center of the St. Louis Cardinals’ hacking scandal, Luhnow rose through the ranks of baseball on the strength of his technological prowess.
Cyber game just latest twist in long Astros-Cardinals history - Houston Chronicle
At some point in the not-too-distant future, the FBI and Justice Department will disclose if criminal charges are warranted against St. Louis Cardinals officials who are under investigation for gaining unauthorized access to the Astros' trove of player evaluations and other data.