The Astros’ cheating scandal, coming on the heels of the Texans’ meltdown in Kansas City, is a low point in the city’s long history of sports failure.
A modest proposal for new leadership.
It was a long, eventful year.
Beto O'Rourke, Dennis Bonnen, and the Houston Astros make our annual dishonor roll, along with assorted lesser-known idiots and evildoers.
An open letter to a team that made us all proud—and then started whiffing.
This year saw no shortage of impactful sports news, from Dirk Nowitzki’s retirement to Art Briles's return.
Watching Carroll Shelby and Ken Miles take on their bosses feels prescient.
In the wake of the organization's missteps, it must reckon with its culture this offseason.
It’s the players, not the front office, who are giving fans something to cheer for this World Series.
The communal feeling among the fans who forgo seats at Minute Maid Park makes for a singular experience.
After assistant GM Brandon Taubman’s weird behavior following the Houston team's Saturday win, their authorities made things worse.
The MVP of MVPs is still adding to his legendary status.
As Houston begins its playoff run, let’s pause and appreciate the Cy Young contenders who powered this season’s best team in baseball.
They’ve got an outside shot at beating the record—and if their bats stay as hot as they’ve been, they could be World Series contenders.
His ’Matrix’-like line-drive dodge seemed to defy the laws of physics.
But what are the odds that they'll make noise come October?
On the latest National Podcast of Texas, the legendary “Ryan Express” and his son, Astros president Reid Ryan, talk about big payrolls, how pitching has changed, and Houston’s chances at another championship season.
The Houston Astros owner probably isn’t too worried that his team didn’t go all the way this year—he’s settling in for the long haul.
Yeah, the Astros really pulled it off.
Compared to Super Bowl LI, the World Series has something different to offer Houston.
It’s an experience Texas Monthly staffers will never forget, even the ones who didn’t actually experience it.
Being a sports fan is like falling in love. Sure, it’s a form of madness, but it’s one you can’t explain.
Who needs the playoffs? After years (and years and years) of heartache, Houston has fallen for the Astros all over again.
Did we witness the worst half-inning in Astros history?
”Put your H's in the air if you with it, mane.”
Between the ”Come and Take It” flag and banning the Dallas skyline, the most appealing thing at the ballpark these days is the cotton candy-flavored hot dog. Ew.
Major League Baseball would like you to believe that it’s a low-level employee of the team looking for revenge against his boss, but the real story will be determined by the FBI.
Two months into the MLB season, we’re checking in on baseball’s most surprising team.
Nobody expected much out of the Astros this year, but a month into the season, the team is sitting pretty atop the AL West, five games above .500. How did that happen?
Or perhaps a more fitting and respectful fate is to just let the structure crumble, to go the way of the ancient ruins.
Spring is in the air, and baseball is on the diamond once again—though the final preseason games between the Rangers and the Astros took place in the musty confines of the Alamodome.
Tyler Kolek is a hard-throwing high school senior from Shepherd. And he just may be the first pick in the Major League Baseball amateur draft.
And the winners are . . .
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Fans thought the Astros and Texans were among the worst teams in professional sports last year, but stunning new revelations show just how bad they really were.
Rumors have been swirling about the new Astros logo, set to be officially revealed tomorrow. Here's a look at the team's style through the years
Who is the man who will take the Astros into the American League era?
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."
Big Puma may play for the Cardinals now, but he doesn't like the Astros' upcoming move to the American League any more than Houston fans do.
One week after floating trial balloon, Houston Astros owner Jim Crane assures season ticketholders that the team name shall remain the same.
The Astros great falls short of the game's highest honor for a second year as baseball writers grapple with the performance-enhancing drug era.
The chain's parent company's strategy of investing more in a digital media campaign targeting moms seems to have backfired, with profits dropping 33 percent.
Dear Jim Crane, new owner of the Houston Astros: Please don’t screw things up as badly as the last guy did.
Whether you’re talking to teens about politics or on a date with a baseball fanatic, we’ll give you something to talk about.
Should the Astros join the Rangers in the American League West?
“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.”
Milo Hamilton on calling a baseball game.
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.
What are the Dallas Stars and the San Antonio Spurs worth—not to mention less successful Texas teams.