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Astros Crawfish Boil: October 11, 2023

The Houston Astros have a chance to put the Twins away for good in Game Four later today.

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Welcome to the Wednesday Boil!

One more win will put the Astros in the American League Championship Series for the seventh consecutive season. They’ll be facing the Texas Rangers, in their first LCS in a dozen years. Does this group have what it takes to take down our little bros en route to yet another World Series?

Houston Astros News

Astros rip 4 HRs in Game 3 win, on doorstep of 7th straight ALCS

Yordan and Reggie Jackson are on a postseason list by themselves

His Astros Teammates Always Loved Jose Abreu Without Reservation (PaperCity Magazine)

Astros’ Cristian Javier has 9-strikeouts vs. Twins to spark strong teammate reactions (ClutchPoints)

‘El Reptil’ returns to his methodical postseason form to deliver Astros Game 3 win (The Athletic)

AL West News

Rangers dominate O’s, sweep way to first ALCS since ‘11

Rangers set for potential ALCS opponents Twins, Astros

A’s Have a Number of Roster Decisions to Make This Offseason (Sports Illustrated)

Oakland Athletics All-Star Gives Huge Compliment to Seattle Mariners’ Ace Reliever (BVM Sports)

Warriors Owner Wants to Buy A’s and Keep Them in Oakland (FanBuzz)

Angels News: Perry Minasian Puts Mike Trout and Anthony Rendon Front and Center for Club Success in ‘24 (Sports Illustrated)

Angels dubbed as ‘least desirable’ managerial opening is annoyingly accurate (Halo Hangout)

Comcast is Going to Charge Fans of The Blazers, Mariners, & Kraken More To Watch Their Games (Cord Cutters News)

Mariners Benefit from Successful Season and Trade of Paul Sewald (BVM Sports)

ALCS could see Lone Star Series, Minnesota Melee

Orioles’ ouster extends AL East’s surprising postseason losing streak

MLB News

Why a 42-year-old with a 101 mph fast ball hopes to pitch for the Pirates (Post Gazette)

Key storylines for a thrilling 3-game slate of postseason action

Carroll ‘rising to the occasion’ on postseason stage

How the Dodgers can ‘flip the script,’ starting with Game 3

Special season over for O’s club with bright future

Top Japanese power prospect Sasaki foregoes NPB draft to attend U.S. university

Houston Astros Birthdays

IF Ty Wigginton (46) played 161 games for the Astros between 2007 and 2008, and slashed a robust .285/.347/.506 with 29 home runs and 76 RBI The power hitter played a dozen years in the majors between eight teams, never staying with one franchise longer than three seasons.

Not to be outdone, RHP Gregg Olson (57) played for nine clubs in 14 years, including Houston for the post-deadline portion of 1996. He struck out eight in 9 13 innings, but finished his brief time in Houston with a 2.036 WHIP.

C Bob Stinson (78) played 12 seasons between six teams. In 1972, he joined the Astros for a total of 27 games for a .171/.211/.200 slashline.


Baltimore Orioles (March 30, 2023 — October 10, 2023)

Orioles take flight,

Dreams of victory fade fast,

October’s cruel night.

— Chat GPT 3.5

Poll Section


Where will you be tonight when MInnesota hosts the Astros in Game 4?

This poll is closed

  • 71%
    Watching from home
    (97 votes)
  • 0%
    At the game
    (1 vote)
  • 2%
    Watching at a friend’s house
    (3 votes)
  • 16%
    I’ll be listening because I can’t get near a TV.
    (22 votes)
  • 3%
    I’m out of country but will try to watch anyway (you’re the hero we deserve)
    (5 votes)
  • 2%
    Meh. Who needs baseball? Hockey’s finally here!
    (3 votes)
  • 3%
    At Hooters with Locked on Astros
    (5 votes)
136 votes total Vote Now

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