The final day of the 2021 MLB season will be somewhere between October 30 and November 3. However the Fall Classic shakes out, the final out of that series will mark perhaps yet another departure from the historic, and controversial, core of the Houston Astros — shortstop Carlos Correa.

The…


Coast Guard Cutter (CGC)Douglas Munro (WHEC-724), the last of the 378-foot Hamilton class high-endurance cutter fleet, is being decommissioned today in a ceremony in its homeport of Kodiak, Alaska after 49 years of service.

It should be no surprise, for those who know me, that this development is stirring a…


The Houston Texans, my team since their inception in 2002 and my Oilers-replacement after their own ownership-led revolt which led them to Tennessee after the 1996 season, are currently in the final stages of becoming the Houston Easterbys.

The writing is on the wall and I am beginning to lean…


From the moment he became the de-facto general manager prior to the 2019 season, Bill O’Brien unfurled a rich tapestry of incompetence that is unrivaled in NFL history.

In less than two years, O’Brien, now the offensive coordinator at the University of Alabama, shipped off six draft picks across the…


George Springer is officially a Toronto Blue Jay now.

For all the bluster ad nauseum to follow, it’s probably best that we start there.

Springer’s deal, reported at six years, $150 million, is equipped with a $10 million signing bonus, a $22MM salary in 2021, $28MM in 2022, then $22.5MM…


It seems fitting that as we sit on the precipice of a new presidency and a historic vice presidency, we’re also just two days removed from a domestic terrorist attack that has left five dead and far more questions than answers.

In the aftermath of Wednesday’s attack on the Capitol…


NOTE: This was written a day or so after the nomination of Amy Coney Barrett, but was not posted at the time. …


Greetings, Earthlings!

I come to you with late-breaking news that former Astros manager A.J. Hinch has made “substantial progress” towards becoming the new manager of the Detroit Tigers, according to Jon Morosi.

The moment the World Series ended on Tuesday night, Hinch and fellow exiled manager, Alex Cora, were free…


Why Donald Trump may opt to resign rather than face his reckoning on November 3rd

I think if Richard Nixon were alive today, he’d bristle mightily at the constant mention of his name next to that of Donald Trump.

He’d definitely be dabbing his upper lip between rants and raves.


Nowadays, former Major League outfielder Moises Alou is best-remembered by casual fans for his role in the Steve Bartman fiasco in 2002, when Bartman (and about 20 other people) attempted to catch a foul ball just as Alou raised his glove to try and snare it. …

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