Tag Archives: Houston Astros

  • Good God What Is Orbit the Houston Astros Mascot Doing? (GIF)

    Good God What Is Orbit the Houston Astros Mascot Doing? (GIF)

    So it turns out there are at least two different costumes for Orbit, the Houston Astros mascot. There’s the costume for regular Orbit, a bi-ped baseball-loving alien. Then there’s an Orbit-riding-an-ostrich costume, in which the guy in the suit puts his legs in the ostrich legs while Orbit’s legs dangle off the ostrich’s shoulders. Why […]

  • Did This Fan at Minute Maid Park Have a Gun In His Pants? (Video)

    Did This Fan at Minute Maid Park Have a Gun In His Pants? (Video)

    I don’t believe there are any existing hostilities between fans of the Houston Astros and the Baltimore Orioles, but that didn’t stop this Astros fan from packing some heat while attending last night’s game between the two teams at Minute Maid Park.  And when he caught himself a souvenir during the bottom of the sixth inning, he […]

  • MLB Hits King Jose Altuve Introduces the Jump Swing (GIF)

    MLB Hits King Jose Altuve Introduces the Jump Swing (GIF)

    It’s been a long time since the Houston Astros had a genuine star player, but they’ve definitely got one now in second baseman Jose Altuve. He leads all of Major League Baseball in batting average (.345) and total hits (221) this year, and his 6.0 WAR is good for 13th. That being said, even really […]

  • Astros Fan Spikes Ceremonial First Pitch (Video)

    Astros Fan Spikes Ceremonial First Pitch (Video)

    The Houston Astros are much better this season than they have been the last two years. That said, they’re still not anything close to good. Their winning percentage of .421 has them on pace to lose 93 games this year. Strange as it may sound, though, that’s actually good news for one Astros fan. Why? […]

  • “Bad British Commentary”: MLB Edition (Video)

    “Bad British Commentary”: MLB Edition (Video)

    “Bad British Commentary” is a recurring feature comedy web series Words In My Mouth from YouTube channel The Whistle. It exists under one singular principle: To imagine what American sports would sound like if they had somewhat clueless and very British commentators, and they’ve just come out with a new Major League Baseball edition. The […]

  • This Day In Sports History (September 25th) — Nolan Ryan

    This Day In Sports History (September 25th) — Nolan Ryan

    It was on this day in 1981 that Nolan Ryan recorded a no-hitter against the Los Angeles Dodgers.  It was Ryan’s fifth career no-hitter. Ryan was 34 years old at the time and his last no-hitter had come six years earlier against the Baltimore Orioles.  As for this no-hitter, it came while Ryan was pitching […]

  • Stat Line of the Night — 8/26/2013 — Chris Carter

    Stat Line of the Night — 8/26/2013 — Chris Carter

    Even the worst team in Major League Baseball has to win sometimes.  That was exactly what happened last night at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago, as the Houston Astros were victorious over the White Sox thanks to the bat of designated hitter Chris Carter. Carter has put up some respectable power numbers this season, and […]