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Astros Crawfish Boil: October 17th, 2019

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MLB: ALCS-New York Yankees at Houston Astros Erik Williams-USA TODAY Sports

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Astros News

Apparently the Yankees are mad now because the Astros were whistling from their dugout in Game 1 and that’s against the unwritten rules and boo hoo (NBC Sports)
AJ Hinch finds the whole thing pretty hilarious (ESPN)
Greinke and Verlander will start Games 4 and 5 after yesterday’s rainout (Astros.com)
What exactly will the rainout mean for the rest of the series going forward? (MLB.com)
Maybe it’s time for Astros fans to simply accept their role in cheering for the villains (Houston Sportsmap)
Some of the Astros players got to explore NYC during the off day yesterday (ABC 13)

Around the League

The Yanks will turn to Masahiro Tanaka to try and even up the series tonight (Forbes)
And Boone has confirmed that ‘excellent’ defender Gary Sanchez will continue to be NY’s backstop (AP News)
But the question he keeps getting the most is why is Giancarlo Stanton on the roster if he can’t start? (MLB.com)
We talk a lot about bad Yankees fan, but I can get behind this one’s sentiment (NY Post)
Scott Brosuis will take over as manager for USA Baseball (ESPN)
Are the Nationals where they are because they were actually willing to pay veteran players on the open market? (Federal Baseball)
Joe Maddon will return to the Angels as their manager (Houston Chronicle)
A position which may get sticky as the team faces the legal implications of Tyler Skaggs’ death (The Athletic, $$$)