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Astros Crawfish Boil: June 17th, 2019

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Astros News

The Astros got just a wee bit curb stomped in yesterday’s finale against the Blue Jays (Sports Radio 610)
So instead let’s talk about how the replacement players have done since coming up from Round Rock (Astros.com)
Including old what’s-his-name Yordan Álvarez, who the Astros have faith in on defense (Houston Chronicle)
Unfortunately for one of the call-ups, Springer is nearing a rehab assignment (Astros.com)
The Astros were kicking the tires on an Encarnacion trade before he ultimately went to the Yankees (MLB Trade Rumors)
Father’s Day will always be a day of remembrance for Ryan Pressly (Astros.com)
The Gurriel family celebrated Father’s Day at the Park yesterday (Houston Chronicle)
It looks as though the prospect of a 2019 debut for Forrest Whitley may be dimming (The Runner Sports)

Around the League

Edwin Encarnacion is on his way to the Bronx as Seattle continues to wheel and deal, but what is the ripple effect here? (Sports Illustrated)
And Clint Frazier was surprised to hear that he was the odd man out after the trade was made (Sporting News)
The Yankees are steadily improving as it appears that Giancarlo Stanton will make his way back from injury this Tuesday (Bleacher Report)
The Rays have begun to explore using two-way players in expanded roles in the minors (AP News)
According to Nats GM Mike Rizzo, they aren’t really thinking about trading Scherzer (MLB Trade Rumors)
Martin Maldonado classed it up a little with a tie for father’s day on the field (CUT4)
Check out the story of the St. Bernard Titans, the high school baseball team who lost every game for 3 straight years (Cincinnati.com)

Poll

A big thank you to mhatter for taking care of the boil last Friday while I was away for work. He also came up with the suggestion of creating a potluck style boil on Saturday, which I thought went over quite well. So I thought I’d throw it out there as a possible regular Saturday thing if people are interested.

It would be the same format as this past Saturday, which you can view here. I’ll leave the poll open for the week and see how it goes, and whatever the people decide is how I’ll do it going forward. Let me know what you think!

Poll

Should we do regular potluck boils on Saturday?

This poll is closed

  • 61%
    Yes, only I know how I like my crawfish spiced!
    (39 votes)
  • 38%
    No, I prefer it placed before me ready for consumption!
    (24 votes)
63 votes total Vote Now