I’ve been watching Astros games for about 13-15 years now and Bill Brown has been along for that whole ride and then-some. Brown, otherwise known as Brownie, has been announcing Astros games for 27 seasons, and will be entering his 28th season with the club on CSN Houston. Brownie and Jim Dishaeis were great partners on air, and I know many Astros fans miss the duo. Check out the rest of the links for more.
- Jeff Passan (Yahoo) takes a look at the Astros in 2014.
Considering the Houston Astros ended the 2013 season by losing 15 consecutive games, and that the 111 defeats represented the nadir thus far in their let’s-get-awful plan, the very act of time – of the calendar flushing 2013 into the past – made this offseason a rousing success.
- Evan Drellich (Houston Chronicle) on Bill Brown and other Astros notes.
- Jim Callis (MLB.com) on Carlos Correa’s superstar potential.
- Astros tweet of the day…
Astros TV announcer Bill Brown has been named Texas sportscaster of the year by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Assc. & HOF
— Brian McTaggart (@brianmctaggart) January 9, 2014
- Eddie Maisonet (SBNation) on the emergence of Terrence Jones.
Perhaps that’s because Kevin McHale is finding gold with the person he’s currently rolling the dice with at power forward. His name is Terrence Jones, and so far, he’s been a perfect fit for everything the Rockets need. Given his emergence, the Rockets’ needs have changed. Here’s why.
- Bleacher Report (Video) of Clutch scaring Rockets players.
- Michael Ma (Space City Scoop) on the latest All-Star voting returns.
- Rockets tweet of the day…
— Houston Rockets (@HoustonRockets) January 9, 2014
- Randy Harvey (Houston Chronicle) says the Texans need to get lucky in draft.
Like quarterbacks who are told to develop amnesia after interceptions, the same advice goes for sports columnists.
One whose name shall not be mentioned has forgotten he wrote before the NFL season the Texans are such a stable franchise they would never, like Indianapolis in 2011, finish 2-14 and so they would never, unlike Indianapolis in 2012, have the No. 1 choice in the draft and thus would probably never have a quarterback like Andrew Luck.
- Josh Norris (Rotoworld) on the QB’s available in the 2014 draft.
- Stephen Forsha (Toro Times) evaluated the 2013 Texans quarterbacks.
- Texans tweet of the day…
— PDS (@PatDStat) January 10, 2014