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Hinch hits ground running in first day on job

Hinch hits ground running in first day on job

MLB.com chron.com nytimes.com yahoo.com ESPN.com Updated Sep 30 (yesterday)
A.J. Hinch went right to work in his first day as manager of the Astros on Tuesday, a day that included a series of meetings, a tour of Minute Maid Park and a get-to-know-you session with All-Star second baseman Jose Altuve.
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    chron.com 18 hours ago
    Craig and Patty Biggio treated the Sunshine Kids, a non-profit organization dedicated to children with cancer and their families, to a memorable experience on Wednesday at Minute Maid Park. The children played on the field and were treated to lunch in t…
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  • Accolades pouring in for hitting king Altuve

    Accolades pouring in for hitting king Altuve

    MLB.com Sep 30 (yesterday)
    Even though the season is over, Jose Altuve isn't slowing down. Two days removed from being crowned the first batting champion in Astros history, Altuve said he wished he could have played another game. The All-Star second baseman was the guest of honor…
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  • Astros to conduct full search for coaches; incumbents could hav…

    Astros to conduct full search for coaches; incumbents could have other options

    chron.com Sep 30 (yesterday)
    The Astros will take their time to fill out the coaching staff that will assist A.J. Hinch.( James Nielsen / Houston Chronicle ) The Astros are going to conduct a full search to fill out their coaching staff, general manager Jeff Luhnow said Tuesday nig…
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  • Chart: Which MLB Fans Suck At Supporting Winning Teams?

    Chart: Which MLB Fans Suck At Supporting Winning Teams?

    deadspin.com Sep 30 (yesterday)
    This graph, from Harley Ellenberger, charts MLB home attendance and winning percentage throughout the season. As expected, the Red Sox, Cubs, and Yankees had solid attendance despite missing the playoffs, and no one went to see the Astros or Rays. But w…
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  • Jim Crane’s state of the Astros: Rebuilding, new TV deal on the…

    Jim Crane’s state of the Astros: Rebuilding, new TV deal on the right track

    chron.com Sep 30 (yesterday)
    Astros owner Jim Crane says it his job to keep unity in the organization. (Smiley N. Pool / Houston Chronicle) Astros owner Jim Crane says his long-term plan to rebuild the franchise remains on track despite financial losses associated with the collapse…
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  • Astros will pick 2, 5 and 32 in 2015 draft

    Astros will pick 2, 5 and 32 in 2015 draft

    chron.com Sep 30 (yesterday)
    At his introductory news conference, new Astros manager A.J. Hinch said (with a smile) that it would be nice if the team wouldn’t draft in the top 10 any more. That’s certainly a good goal for the 2016 draft, but for 2015 the Astros will have two picks …
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  • Sports Briefing | Baseball: Twins Fire Manager Ron Gardenhire A…

    Sports Briefing | Baseball: Twins Fire Manager Ron Gardenhire After 13 Years

    nytimes.com Sep 30 (2 days ago)
    In each of the last four years, Minnesota lost at least 92 games under Gardenhire, who had the second-longest active tenure in the major leagues.
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