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Astros Crawfish Boil: October 31, 2016

Your one-stop shop for Houston Astros and news from around the league for Friday, October 31, 2016.

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Astros News

MLB Rumor Central: Texas Rangers looking to bring back Carlos Gomez? - MLB Rumor Central- ESPN
Carlos Gomez might have performed well enough in Texas for the Rangers to consider re-signing him as a free agent.

October brings breathtaking memories of 1986 baseball playoffs
October means many things to many people. Fall colors are breathtaking, Ocktoberfest is winding down, Halloween is today and football season is in full swing.But as far as I’m concerned, October is all about playoff baseball. Thirty year

The Curse of the Billy Goat: A History | The Politic
IT BEGINS ON October 6, 1945: Billy Sianis, owner of the Billy Goat Tavern, buys two tickets to see the Cubs play the Detroit Tigers in Game Four of the World Series at Wrigley Field.

MLB News

The Cubs finally got a World Series party at home -
It’s not a World Series championship yet, but it’s just enough to keep the hope sustained.

Postseason Jon Lester is tough to beat -
Monday’s Say Hey, Baseball dives into Jon Lester’s playoff record, the Cubs’ Game 5 win, and the CBA negotiations.

Indians vs. Cubs 2016 final score: Chicago stays alive with Game 5 win -
Jon Lester pitched six strong innings, and Aroldis Chapman recorded the final eight outs, allowing a three-run rally to hold up for the Cubs, who stayed alive in the World Series with a win over the Indians in Game 5 on Sunday night at Wrigley Field.

Of course Jim Harbaugh brought a glove to Game 5 of the World Series -
He's always that guy.

The A's and Smash Mouth got into a really sad Twitter fight -