Craig Biggio hosts Sunshine Kids party | Howard and Harden combo | Schaub the wrong choice
- Brian McTaggart (MLB.com) writes about Craig Biggio hosting the 23rd Sunshine Kids party at MMP.
He reached the big leagues as a catcher, made the move to second base with great success and even played a couple of seasons in the outfield before returning to second base at the end of his tremendous 20-year career with the Astros. But on Tuesday at Minute Maid Park, Astros legend Craig Biggio was a pitcher, throwing a few hundred pitches underhanded to a group of kids who have been battling cancer.
- The 2014 National SABR convention will take place in Houston next year and they want your help.
- David Coleman (Crawfish Boxes) reviewed Brandon Barnes’s 2013 season.
- Astros tweet of the day…
I spoke with Brad Ausmus two weeks ago. Bright former Astros catcher wants to manage. He was the leader in the Astros clubhouse.
— Jose de Jesus Ortiz (@OrtizKicks) October 16, 2013
- Jason Friedman (Rockets.com) writes that Omri Casspi is a perfect fit in Houston.
Like every other NBA team, the Rockets came into training camp with a laundry list of questions they’d be looking to answer over the coming weeks and months. Near the top of that checklist: Who would emerge to fill the role manned so capably by Carlos Deflino a year ago?
- Patrick Harrel (The Dream Shake) gave his 2014 Rockets season preview.
- Justin Wehr (Red94) says Howard and Harden could make the Rockets contenders through the end of the decade.
- Rockets tweet of the day…
Which leads into one of my favorite sports quotes by Rockets GM Daryl Morey: “Good teams don’t win close games–They avoid them.”
— Robin Lundberg (@robinlundberg) October 16, 2013
- Ben Dubose (Houston Press) argues that Matt Schaub is the wrong choice for the Texans.
- Sean Pendergast (Houston Press) spoke to J.J. Watt about his previous season and the city of Houston.
- Chad Langager (SportingCharts.com) talks about the interesting season of the Texans.
- Texans tweet of the day…
Texans D is first in yards allowed, team is 28th in points allowed. Biggest gap in NFL history.
— gregg rosenthal (@greggrosenthal) October 16, 2013