The Houston Astros have rebranded. New faces, new colors, new everything. One of the changes included famous Houston Astros radio play-by-play voice, Milo Hamilton, ending his run of decades on the radio. It was 40 years ago yesterday that he, at the time with the Atlanta Braves radio team, made the famous Hank Aaron home run #715 call. It’s an amazing call, one that he didn’t prepare beforehand. Give it a listen and make sure you check out the rest of the links for more in Houston sports.
- Brian McTaggart (MLB.com) spoke with Milo Hamilton about his iconic Hank Aaron HR call.
The call still resonates with baseball fans around the country 40 years later, and it remains a vivid memory for Hamilton, who retired from calling Astros games following the 2012 season after more than 55 years in the Major Leagues. He’s still active at 86 doing radio spots and making appearances around Houston.
- Evan Drellich (Houston Chronicle) spoke with Lucas Harrell who says there’s no pressure in his second outing.
- Alex (AstrosTurf) takes a look at the signing of Scott Feldman.
- Astros tweet of the day…
Astros are just not good enough to leave runners on base like tonight and the lack of fundamentals were embarrassing.
— AstrosTurf (@AstrosTurf) April 9, 2014
- Jonathan Feigen (Houston Chronicle) on Kevin McHale considering resting his starters in last few games.
McHale said he has not been given a target date for either Howard or Beverley to return. But with the Rockets playing the first game in a back-to-back on Tuesday, and their spot in fourth place close to certain, he said he will consider giving some of his busiest players a night off. He even hinted that could come when his missing starters return, mentioning Wednesday’s game in Denver as a possibility.
- TMZ Staff on Royce White being sued by his ex-publicist.
- Jenny Dial Creech (Houston Chronicle) on Isaiah Canaan‘s improvement.
- Rockets tweet of the day…
— ClutchFans (@clutchfans) April 8, 2014
- Dan Graziano (ESPN) thinks the Texans are in an unfortunate situation.
The quarterback class of 2014 is a collection of questions. Do you think you can turn a raw Blake Bortles into something special? Do you think Teddy Bridgewater is good enough to start right away? Can you get a Derek Carr or aJimmy Garoppolo late in the first round or early in the second and expect to hit the lottery? And my goodness, what on earth do you make of Johnny Manziel?
- Drew Doughtery (HoustonTexans.com) on the new changes inside the Texans weight room.
- James Palmer (CSN Houston) says having J.J. Watt and Bill Kollar in town would benefit Jadeveon Clowney.
- Texans tweet of the day…
— James Palmer (@JPalmerCSN) April 8, 2014