Brad Ausmus hired by Tigers | Rockets defeat Jazz | Case Keenum
- Richard Justice (MLB.com) on the Tigers hiring former Astros catcher Brad Ausmus.
The Detroit Tigers appear to be on the verge of making such a spectacularly smart hire with their new manager that it’s hard to know where to start. First, you’ll read plenty about how smart Brad Ausmus is, how he studied at Dartmouth, etc. You’ll read that he was a brilliant defensive catcher, that he did a tremendous job preparing his pitchers and convincing them to trust him.
- A look at what goes on in the Corpus Christi Hooks front office.
- Jayne (What The Heck, Bobby?) spoke with Astros minor leaguer Tyler White.
- Astros tweet of the day…
Astros interviewed Ausmus last year, but it wasn’t a fit. He certainly found great opportunity in Detroit.
— Brian McTaggart (@brianmctaggart) November 3, 2013
- Jason Friedman (Rockets.com) on the Rockets two halves Saturday night.
One of the telltale signs of a great team is being able to transform a skunk of a performance into a rose. How many games have we seen Miami rescue the last two years after looking listless and disinterested in the first half? The Rockets still have a LONG way to go on the road to proving they’re a great team, but tonight was an important step in the process and most definitely a positive sign.
- Phillip Pyle (Space City Scoop) on the Astrodome auction during the weekend.
- Highlights from the Rockets win via Patrick Harrel (The Dream Shake).
- Rockets tweet of the day…
Team effort–we have best coaching staff in league: McHale/Sampson/JB/Finch/Coop MT @srrono Good Luck vs LAC&thank U 4all work with Rockets
— Daryl Morey (@dmorey) November 3, 2013
- Paul Aspan (CSN Houston) spoke with Sean Coffey (NFL Network) about Case Keenum and Cushing’s absence.
With Cushing out, that intermediate level in the passing game has become even more vulnerable. Cushing’s ability to read routes and route combinations by multiple wide receivers on one side of the field is superior. His pick-6 came from just that, seeing the inside receiver’s depth on his route and Cushing broke to the outside No. 2 receiver and undercut the pass. His instinct in the passing game as well as the run game will be sorely missed along with his presence on the field to lead this defense.
- Doug Farrar (Sports Illustrated) on Keenum’s debut against the Chiefs.
- Stephen Forsha (Toro Times) on Texans/Colts history.
- Texans tweet of the day…
— Brian T. Smith (@ChronBrianSmith) November 3, 2013
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