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Astros Crawfish Boil: October 22nd, 2019

Start your morning of Game 1 of the World Series with some of the best Astros links around

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2019 World Series Workout Day Photo by Alex Trautwig/MLB Photos via Getty Images

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Astros News

Here are some of the big storylines to watch out for in the 2019 World Series (
You can also watch for Yuli Gurriel, who is working on becoming the first player to go the entire postseason without striking out (
Yordan Alvarez will get at least two games to prove he belongs in the lineup (Sports Radio 610)
No one has waited longer than Joe Smith to play in a World Series (
Ryan Pressly looks to be a go for the roster after he hurt his knee in Game 6 of the ALCS (Houston Chronicle)
Jose Altuve is set to capture hearts and minds as he plays in another Fall Classic (The Athletic, $$$)
This Astros fan got a mouth full of baseball in the ALCS, but seems to be on his way to recovery (KHOU 11)
If you’re going to the game you should familiarize yourself with the brand new concession menu (Houston Chronicle)
A local Goodwill is helping Astros fans upgrade their gear for the World Series (ABC 13)
I can’t believe we have to deal with the Osuna controversy all over again on the eve of the World Series because of a poorly timed comment by an Astros exec (Houston Chronicle)

Around the League

Let’s do World Series predictions (
Also the FAQ for Game 1 (
But probably the most FAQ is whether the Nationals can stop the juggernaut Astros (ESPN)
This Fall Classic may just feature the two greatest rotations to play all the way through October (FanGraphs)
It will also include some of the best free agents to hit the market afterwards (The Ringer)
But the best part is that it will not include either Joe West or Angel Hernandez as umpires (NESN)