Books from Larry & Tiffany:

Books from Larry & Tiffany:
Manch Publishing books

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Chris Burke: An Astros Legend

Long-time Astros fans surely remember Chris Burke and the heroics he provided during the 2005 playoffs. Although Burke only played for the Astros for parts of four seasons, his place in Astros lore is secured by one legendary swing of his bat. Chris Burke was the hero in one of the most spectacular moments in Astros history.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

The Astros Have Too Many Catchers

The recent trade that added Evan Gattis to the Astros leaves the team with an unusual problem. They have too many catchers. What are they going to do with all of those guys? By the time the season starts, they’re going to need to shave it down to two or three at the most.

Read this article at Climbing Tal's Hill.

Friday, January 16, 2015

The Houston Astros Should Continue Rebuilding

Houston Astros fans are thoroughly familiar with the term ‘rebuilding’, a word guaranteed to cause any sports fan’s blood to run cold. It began for us in the terrible summer of 2011, when we said goodbye to Astros stalwarts Hunter PenceMichael Bourn, and others.

Read this article at Climbing Tal's Hill.

Also see:

Astros in Your Fantasy Part 3: Evan Gattis by Eric Huysman

The AL West in 2015: The Oakland Athletics by Andrew Sanders


Monday, January 12, 2015

Houston and Arlington: A Tale of Two (Texas) Cities

Fans in Houston and Arlington can certainly identify with the opening paragraph of Charles Dickens’ classic A Tale of Two Cities.

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…”

During the seasons 2009-2013, if you asked fans of both teams who was having more fun, the answer was obvious.

Read this article at Climbing Tal's Hill.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Jason Lane Chasing the Dream

Jason Lane, former outfielder, played for the Houston Astros for six seasons. He contributed as an outfielder to the team that won the National League Championship and became the first Texas MLB team to appear in the World Series. Five years after leaving the Astros, Lane changed jobs, no longer patrolling the outfield grass. He became a pitcher, and now at age 38, he continues to pursue a major league dream.

Read this article at Climbing Tal's Hill

Also see:

My Favorite Astros Team Ever - On The Bump by Brinn Williford

Craig Biggio: Highlights from a Hall of Fame Career by Thomas O'Banion

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Tal's Hill: Remove This Unique Feature of Minute Maid Park?

Astros fans are thoroughly familiar with Tal’s Hill. Some like it, and some don’t appreciate this unique feature of the playing field at Houston’s Minute Maid Park. According to sources, the Astros are considering making some as yet unspecified change to the hill. Should they remove it, or leave it alone?

Read this article at Climbing Tal's Hill

Also see:

What Can We Expect From Jon Singleton in 2015? by Jason Burke

What Roles will Villar and Dominguez Have for Astros in 2015? by  

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Biggio and Bagwell: Hall of Fame Detractors Are Vocal

Astros fans don’t need reasons why Craig Biggio and Jeff Bagwell should be in the Hall of Fame. Both men became fan favorites in Houston early on, and remained so throughout their lengthy careers – men who played every game of their Major League lives as members of the Astros. Unfortunately, doubters have reasons why they won’t vote for, or don’t think these two Astro heroes should be in Cooperstown.

Read this article at Climbing Tal's Hill.

Also see:

Astros 2014 Review by Ryan Gonzalez

Should Jeff Luhnow be on the Hot Seat? by David Hill