Many years ago, I titled this photo “Puma being Puma.” It was a combination of a nod to who Lance Berkman was as a professional and a person — affable, fun, kind and a free spirit — and a slight jab at the phrase being thrown about in the media ad nauseam to describe the […]
Emptying the notebook after a fantastic Civil Rights weekend in Chicago, as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington… ____________ Is college baseball hurting the Major Leagues? The Civil Rights roundtable discussion last Friday at the Chicago Cultural Center touched on several talking points, one being that the lack of African-American ballplayers […]
It was 2004. The Astros were in Atlanta. And they were celebrating. That last part alone was remarkable. For years, there were very few reasons for the Astros to be celebrating in Atlanta. Whether it was the regular season, or, more significantly, the postseason, the only thing that happened to the Astros in Atlanta of […]
Derrick Hall started out in this business the same way everyone else did – at the bottom. He was young, eager and willing to do anything, and he did in 1992, throwing himself into his work as an intern with the Class A Vero Beach Dodgers. He stocked shelves. He gave away free car washes […]
The text came in on May 2, 2011, as I was watching President Obama confirm what the wire reports had already told us: Osama bin Laden had been killed by a heroic Navy SEAL Team 6. The country celebrated, with impromptu “USA! USA!” chants popping up in ballparks stretching from California to New York. Then […]
After eight great years as the Astros beat reporter for MLB.com, Alyson returned to the club's front office. In her post, as Senior Director of Digital Media, Alyson will help to advance the Astros further into the interactive age, providing behind-the-scenes access to the wide variety of personalities that comprise the Astros family, from players to coaches, front office and fans. Supplementing the news coverage, game stories, features, analysis and editorial social networking supplied by MLB.com's Brian McTaggart, as well as all the real-time information you've come to expect round the clock, Alyson will expand our community voice through multimedia, blogging, Twitter and Facebook. Adding to the exciting mix of multi-platform, cutting-edge content at Astros.com, the team is promising an unprecedented approach that the competition cannot duplicate. Now more than ever, fans have an open invitation to peek into all things Astros, at home and on the go: If we're there, you will be, too, with Alyson as an official guide.
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