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Astros Crawfish Boil: June 6, 2016

Your one-stop shop for Houston Astros and news from around the league for Monday, June 6, 2016.

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Astros News

The White Sox are moving forward while the Padres are starting over -
Sunday's Say Hey, Baseball includes the James Shields-less Padres, bat flip cereal, and a great/terrible rookie prank.

LEADING OFF: Longoria on HR Binge, Astros Try Again Vs Texas - ABC News
LEADING OFF: Longoria on HR Binge, Astros Try Again Vs Texas

Astros-Rangers Preview (Jun 5, 2016) | FOX Sports
The Texas Rangers went to Houston two weeks ago and swept a three-game series from the Astros, beginning their current hot stretch and keeping them unbeaten in Lone Star State showdowns this season.

Let the fun begin as Rangers host Astros |
The Texas Rangers are the American League's very best team. The Houston Astros are its hottest. So when the two teams begin a four-game series at Globe Life Park on Monday, this will be one of the season's interesting intersections. This is the kind of series the two franchises thought might get the attention of an entire state when the Astros joined the AL four seasons ago.

The Astros pranked Tyler White by parking his car in center field during batting practice |
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International Notes: Nova, Astros, Lazarito, Fernandez - MLB Trade Rumors
With the 2016-17 international signing period set to open on July 2nd, here’s the latest on some players who may be lined up for big contracts next month, as well as info on players who aren’t subject to the international bonus pools…

Astros stay hot, finish off sweep of Oakland - Houston Chronicle
Astros manager A.J. Hinch was asked about Lance McCullers and his first-inning struggles hours before the 22-year-old right-hander took the mound against the Athletics.

MLB News

Stan Lee threw out the 1st pitch at a Rangers game and his interview is a delight -
This is wonderful.

The Montreal Expos might still exist had Tom Brady stuck to baseball -
Oh, what could have been.

NCAA Baseball Tournament 2016: Bracket, schedule, scores and format -
The 2016 NCAA Baseball Tournament kicks off Friday, and we've got all your schedule and scores updating here.