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Super Astros Crawfish Boil: August 16, 2015

Astros news and notes from the past week.

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Good morning boys and girls,  here is your Sunday reading material.

Astros, Angels pursue Chase Utley, according to reports
Add the AL West division rivals Angels and Astros to the list of teams reportedly interested in veteran Phillies second baseman Chase Utley.

Astros’ Evan Gattis clamoring for AL lead in triples - Ultimate Astros
A day after A.J. Hinch said that Evan Gattis is not fast, the Astros’ designated hitter said he could beat his manager in a race. Hinch disagreed, claiming he could beat Gattis in the 50-yard dash.

‘Astros Train Guy’ only — and busiest — conductor in MLB - San Antonio Express-News
HOUSTON — Bobby Vasquez surveyed the action, 440 feet away from home plate at Minute Maid Park, as Carlos Correa stepped into the batter’s box. Vasquez, conductor of the replica train above left field that rolls when the Astros homer, says he has the best gig imaginable.

Astros will host and honor 40 World War II veterans Sunday - Ultimate Astros
In honor of the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II on Aug. 14, 1945, the Astros will play host to 40 Houston area World War II veterans Sunday.

Houston Astros Top 20 2015 PRE-SEASON prospects in review - Minor League Ball
Hey, you're in first place, and Carlos Correa is amazing.

5 reasons the Houston Astros will win the World Series in 2015
The Astros are a contender for the first time in a decade. Here are 5 reasons what the Houston Astros have what it takes to win the World Series in 2015.

Tigers' Brad Ausmus recalls run with successful Houston Astros
"It was fun," Ausmus said. "Baseball was the sport in Houston and it had been historically a football town."

Astros report: Correa showing more patience at the plate - Houston Chronicle
Rookie shortstop Carlos Correa, who became the youngest Astro in nearly 52 years to walk three times in a game on Friday, has been working on his plate discipline.

Astros' mascot hits on Kate Upton during Justin Verlander’s start |

Justin Verlander better watch his back, because the Houston Astros’ mascot is coming for his woman.