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Astros Crawfish Boil: March 25, 2016

News and notes from Spring Training.

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Astros News

Watch Astros' A.J. Reed hit easiest inside-the-park HR - Houston Chronicle
It was a dead ball only to the goof ball.

Mets' Cespedes backs away, gives Astros inside-the-park HR (Mar 24, 2016) | FOX Sports
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) In a bizarre play, Mets center fielder Yoenis Cespedes backed away from a ball that was in plain sight underneath the padding on the wall, giving the Houston Astros an inside-the-park homer Thursday in an 8-5 win over New York.

Astros, Braves, Brewers discussed Jonathan Lucroy trade - MLB Daily Dish
A deal failed to materialize because of Milwaukee's asking price, according to a report.

Meet Tyler White, the Astros’ likely starting first baseman | USA Today Fantasy Sports
The surprise masher could have an extended run at fantasy value. But how long?

MLB News

The 5 most interesting players of the NL East -
From an unheralded rookie to one of baseball's biggest stars, here are the players to watch on each team in the National League East.

Baseball coach who said 'we kill gay people' apologizes, promises to effect change - Outsports
Baseball coach Sean McKinney is now working with Colorado Mesa Univ. and LGBT groups to make sure no gay or lesbian athlete ever has to hear homophobic language on campus again.

The 15th anniversary of Randy Johnson vaporizing a bird, as explained by bird nerds -
We've seen the video. Now read what ornithologists think about it.

What's so wrong about Chase Field's location, anyway? - AZ Snake Pit
The reaction to the D-backs looking for a new stadium has focused on the building, but real estate is first about location, location, location.

Yoenis Cespedes gave up an inside-the-park homer because he didn't feel like bending over -
The ball is right behind you, Yoenis.