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Roger Clemens Works With Houston Astros as a Special Instructor

Friday, February 22nd, 2013

Roger Clemens has made a comeback to wearing a major league uniform, but this time there's no real potential gimmick involved with it. Clemens is working with the Houston Astros as a special instructor and says he's not only helping some of the Astros' players, but gets texts from players ...

New Astros Owner Jim Crane Is Not Thrilled About the Move to the American League

Friday, November 18th, 2011

While the NBA and the NFL have been mired in labor disputes this past year, quietly Major League Baseball made sure there would be no work stoppage. The two sides have come to an agreement on a new collective bargaining agreement. That’s not the only news that came from the ...

Roger Clemens: “We’ve had to take it on the chin a little bit but we will have our chance to talk.”

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

When Roger Clemens appeared before a Congressional committee on the use of steroids in baseball back in 2008, he was unconvincing in his testimony before Congress, which opened the door up for federal perjury charges.  I am not sure why Clemens took the huge risk by appearing and answering questions, ...

Craig Biggio Comments On Jeff Bagwell Falling Short of Cooperstown Enshrinement

Thursday, January 6th, 2011

Despite being a Texan by birth, I was never much of a Craig Biggio fan. Just never was enamored with the brand of baseball he played. I should also mention that I'm a huge Cincinnati Reds fan, so that pretty much made it impossible to wholeheartedly cheer on a member ...

Roger Clemens Speaks For First Time Following Indictment

Friday, August 20th, 2010

On Thursday, Roger Clemens was indicted on federal charges that he lied to Congress in 2008 about being injected with human growth hormone and steroids.  Some might say that the fall from grace is complete for The Rocket. Clemens, while no longer being so adamant that he's entirely innocent, still ...

Roy Oswalt Settles in to New Home in Philly

Monday, August 16th, 2010

For a while there, it looked like Roy Oswalt would never leave Houston. He spent nearly all of his first 10 years in Major League Baseball there and, when he became the biggest name in trading chatter before the league's deadline, he reportedly was ready to put potential trades on ...

Ed Wade: “Once Roy went public with his desire to go someplace else, this was a daily issue”

Friday, July 30th, 2010

A big trade went down yesterday in Major League Baseball that could shake up the entire complexion of the NL as we head toward the stretch run in baseball. For the last decade or so, the most recognizable face for the Houston Astros has been Roy Oswalt. Oswalt has been ...

Aaron Boone: I’ve Been Showing My Scar To People I Don’t Know

Monday, September 7th, 2009

Aaron Boone is back on the grass / artificial turf after having open heart surgery to correct a defect in his aortic valve.  He worked his butt off to get back in the bigs, sure, but his care free spirit wouldn't have been crippled if he hadn't.  Boone carries an ...

Ivan ‘Pudge’ Rodriguez Breaks The Catching record

Monday, June 22nd, 2009

Houston Astros catcher Ivan 'Pudge' Rodriguez broke the record for most games played by a catcher in Major League history last Wednesday wen he appeared in his 2,227th behind home plate. The record was previously held by Carlton Fisk. Since breaking into the Big Leagues at the tender age of ...

Jeff Pearlman Writes a Book on Roger Clemens

Friday, March 27th, 2009

Roger Clemens is a fascinating figure.  Why would someone who was a sure fire first ballot Hall of Famer risk his legacy by taking steroids?  It's the question everyone wants to know and it's a lot more complicated than just saying he has a huge ego. Author Jeff Pearlman of SI and ...