Popular new Astros promotion lets first 10,000 fans go home after first inning

HOUSTON – With a .288 win percentage, it’s not exactly easy for the Houston Astros to keep their fans happy. But thanks to a popular new promotion, the fans seem just as enthusiastic as they would be if the team were in first place. On all weekday home games throughout the 2013 season, the Astros are giving the first 10,000 fans red wristbands that allow them to leave the game without hassle immediately following the first inning. While ticketholders are technically all[...] continue reading ›

Dugout phone beats Mike Napoli on three straight strikes

BALTIMORE – Jaws dropped all across baseball Saturday when David Ortiz, in response to a questionable called strike, angrily demolished the visiting dugout phone with three vicious swings of his bat. Yet on Sunday, phones got their revenge on the Red Sox, when first baseman Mike Napoli made his own furious attempt to smash a dugout phone but ended up striking out on three straight whiffs. Enraged after being called out on strikes during the fourth inning of Sunday’s gam[...] continue reading ›