Posts Tagged Astros’

  • Houston Astros Fire Manager Bo Porter, Bench Coach Dave Trembley

    HOUSTON — The Houston Astros have fired manager Bo Porter in his second season with the club. General manager Jeff Luhnow says the decision wasn’t based on Houston’s record but because “we need a new direction in our clubhouse.” “Bo’s passion and energy are unparalleled, and his desire...

  • Astros mascot pranks JP Arencibia with photoshop

    Houston Astros mascot Orbit got revenge on Texas Rangers infielder J.P. Arencibia by photoshopping his face on the body of a Houston Texans cheerleader and displaying it on the scoreboard prior to Friday night's game at Minute Maid Park.Orbit's retaliation was in response Arencibia posting unflatter...

  • WATCH: Fan at Astros game has terrible first pitch

    One lucky Astros fan was invited to throw out the first pitch before Tuesday night's Athletics-Astros game. And after watching her fail as badly as 50 Cent did, the team may want to consider vetting their choices next time... View full post on Yardbarker: MLB...

  • Astros Mascot Orbit Trolls Texas Rangers Catcher J.P. Arencibia with Signs

    Orbit is a poor man’s Phillie Phanatic, but at least he’s trying.The Houston Astros mascot joined the MLB’s growing innocuous sign craze Sunday by preparing a sheaf of large messages for Texas Rangers catcher J.P. Arencibia.Orbit's signs came in response to a beef that started...

  • Video: Astros mascot attempts to heckle Rangers player but gets hit in crotch instead

    Astros mascot, Orbit, tried to poke the bear in Saturday night's intrastate matchup, but ended up getting hit in the crotch instead. While Texas Rangers first baseman J.P. Arencibia was in the on-deck circle. Orbit got behind him in an attempt to heckle him before his at bat. But Arencibia was o...

  • MLB System Check 2014: Houston Astros’ Top Prospects

    The Houston Astros Systems Check video offers a quick overview of the team's farm system, addressing its strengths and weaknesses and how it can improve moving forward. The video also provides a breakdown of the Astros’ top prospects for 2014—shortstop Carlos Correa, right-hander Mark Ap...

  • Astros have ten months of trade talks leaked online

    Two years ago, the Houston Astros constructed "Ground Control"—a built-from-scratch online database for the private use of the Astros front office. It is by all accounts a marvel, an easy-to-use interface giving executives instant access to player statistics, video, and communications with other f...

  • WATCH: Astros security guard shows mascot epic dance moves

    It’s Orbit’s birthday weekend. Yes, the Houston Astros mascot has a birthday and yes, it’s this weekend. So he was in a dancing mood and gave a security personnel some of his moves. He had no idea what he was in for, as the security guard answered the challenge and then some. Check out the epi...

  • Astros Mascot Orbit Loses Dance-off to Security Guard Between Innings

    Even security guards can have fun from time to time. Between innings during Friday night's game between the Houston Astros and Detroit Tigers, Astros mascot Orbit got down with one of the security guards. Orbit didn't have anything on the guard, however, as the man showed off some impressive dance m...

  • Young Houston Astros Fan Licks Baseball, Gets Slapped in the Face

    Mmmm…the sweet tang of palm gravy. A young Houston Astros fan received a five-finger wake-up call on Thursday night after taking his tongue to a souvenir baseball.  Older fans in a nearby section passed the ball to the young man in the hopes it would make his little day—which it di...