Houston Astros

Bum Steers
The 2020 Bum Steer Awards

Dec 18, 2019 By Texas Monthly

Beto O'Rourke, Dennis Bonnen, and the Houston Astros make our annual dishonor roll, along with assorted lesser-known idiots and evildoers.

Game On

Oct 19, 2016 By Brian D. Sweany

Being a sports fan is like falling in love. Sure, it’s a form of madness, but it’s one you can’t explain.

Orange Crush

Oct 19, 2016 By John Nova Lomax

Who needs the playoffs? After years (and years and years) of heartache, Houston has fallen for the Astros all over again.

Texas, Measured in Altuves

Jan 21, 2013 By Jason Cohen

Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve, who is 5'5", has been turned into a unit of measurement by a baseball writer, who created a website that will convert distances into "Altuves."

Buyer Beware

Apr 30, 2012 By Paul Burka

Dear Jim Crane, new owner of the Houston Astros: Please don’t screw things up as badly as the last guy did.

Cecil Cooper

May 31, 2009 By Evan Smith

“People are going to hit, or they’re not going to hit. Some guys are going to have a better season than they had before, and some aren’t. There’s not a whole lot I can do except put the right players in the right positions and expect them to perform.”

Caught Looking

Apr 1, 2002 By larrydierker

When I was asked to step down as the manager of the Houston Astros last year, I bade a bittersweet farewell to a team I had loved for more than three decades. Among the many lessons I learned: how to motivate millionaires, how to lose in the playoffs. And I got really, really good at wearing Hawaiian shirts.