This is the August 20, 2012 news archive. View today's Astros rumors and news.
Interim hitting coach already familiar with some players
The key, in the Ty Van Burkleo school of hitting the Astros will be subject to in the final six weeks of the season, is repetition. The interim hitting coach was promoted Sunday to replace Mike Barnett, and shared a bit of his philosophy. “I’m a belieUpvote Share Tweet
Razing Tal’s Hill: An alternative to Minute Maid’s center fieldChip is traveling this week on business, so it’s a great opporutnity for a Lightning Round Week. Each day a different quick-hitting subject. • •• ••• •• • New Astros’ owner Jim Crane has become a bit more visible of late, registeringUpvote Share TweetFormer Astros great Roger Clemens will sign with the Sugar Land Skeeters and pitch on Saturday.Upvote Share TweetA look at some of the potential candidates to replace Brad Mills as Astros manager on a full-time basis.Upvote Share Tweet
Sources -- Dallas Mavericks hire Jim O'Brien to join Rick Carlisle's coach…Aug 20Former Indiana Pacers coach Jim O'Brien has agreed to join the Dallas Mavericks' coaching staff as Rick Carlisle's top assistant, according to sources close to the situation.
Peter King: Luck and Gabbert off to hot starts, not Kolb; more camp lesson…Aug 20GREEN BAY, Wisc. -- The highlight of the week that was, looking at my 19th, 20th, 21st and 22nd NFL teams prepping for the season? Easy. It was the 27-year-old coaching apprentice, talking into a walkie-talkie, communicating with his captain on the fiel…