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Astros Crawfish Boil: August 9th, 2019

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MLB: Colorado Rockies at Houston Astros Thomas B. Shea-USA TODAY Sports

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Astros News

It’s official, the Astros will extend the netting at MMP in the name of fan safety (The Runner Sports)
And the family of the young girl struck by a baseball earlier this season is “gratified” by the Astros’ decision (KHOU 11)
It was mailbag time for Chandler Rome, and he started with whether or not the Astros would be keeping Gerrit Cole (Texas Sports Nation, $$$)
When it comes to his work with Brent Strom, Aaron Sanchez is just getting started (The Athletic, $$$)
You probably don’t need them but here are three reasons why Jeff Luhnow is the best GM in sports (Houston Sportsmap)
The Astros have released a gallery for the series against the Rockies (Mission Control)
Joe Smith and his wife recently sat down to discuss their IVF experience while trying to conceive (Click 2 Houston)
Take a minute to meet Lance McCuller’s newest pooch (ABC 13)

Around the League

Toronto’s young core is exciting to watch including Bo Bichette, who is breaking records all over the place (
Most of y’all watched part of it happen but here’s an excellent story on the rise of CFM as he became a Cy Young contender (Sports Illustrated)
Speaking of former Astros, J.D. Davis has been on the front edge of the Mets’ surge back into contention (FanGraphs)
Baseball attendance is shrinking and stadiums are heading in that direction to match (USA Today)
The Yankees and White Sox have been selected to play in the “Field of Dreams” game next season (NPR)
Should the Red Sox start thinking about trading Mookie Betts? (FOX Sports)
This fan was signed by the A’s after video of him throwing in the mid-90’s at a Rockies game emerged (Yahoo Sports)
Things go from bad to worse for the Red Sox as David Price will head to the IL (ESPN)