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Astros Crawfish Boil: January 20th, 2020

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Here’s the story of how Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s assassination shook the baseball world over 50 years ago (The Undefeated)

Astros News

It was FanFest this weekend which meant uncomfortable questions for Altuve and Bregman (Houston Chronicle)
As well as the announcement of the 2020 Astros Hall of Fame class (
For fans themselves there was a sense of just wanting to move on and enjoy baseball (KHOU 11)
“Maybe this free-for-all is a symptom of us losing our patience for the lie.” (Astros County)
So what comes next for the Astros? (FanGraphs)
Dusty Baker was emotional as he headed to Houston for an interview (
Will Venable already had his interview, but how much does he really want the job? (The Athletic, $$$)
The Astros’ annual Diamond Dreams Gala was a success this year, featuring Lionel Richie as the main guest (

Around the League

Thanks to an anonymous tweets, Congress is now considering whether or not to make the cheating scandal into a federal investigation (Sporting News)
Last week also saw Mike Trout being accused of using HGH, which was kind of peak internet hysteria (Beyond the Box Score)
JD Martinez seems pretty confident that the Red Sox will be cleared of wrong doing in their investigation (Bleacher Report)
HoF announcement is coming tomorrow, so who’s on track for induction? (538 Sports)
The Cardinals and Matt Wieters have agreed to a one-year deal (MLB Trade Rumors)