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Astros become a punchline with near historic strugglesThe Astros became a running joke on Tuesday with the near perfect game thrown by the Rangers’ Yu Darvish. Here is some Twitter reaction. Warning: One photo of a fan showing middle fingers. [View the story "Astros a punchline" on Storify]Share Tweet
Crane buys players iPads for video purposesMLB.com Apr 2, 2013When the Astros arrived home from Spring Training last week, they found brand new iPads at their lockers, courtesy of owner Jim Crane. The team had downloaded opposing pitcher and hitter videos to give the players another tool to stay sharp.Share TweetAfter the Texans signed free-agent safety Ed Reed, the expected praise came from the Baltimore Ravens, his former team. From general manager Ozzie Newsome: “How fortunate we were to have Ed with us for 11 seasons. “He is one of the Ravens’ and NFL”Share TweetAstros owner Jim Crane said Monday an ongoing attempt to relocate the organization’s Class AAA minor league franchise to an area north of The Woodlands is a key piece of the rebuilding club’s future baseball and business interests. A finalized deal coShare TweetAs the media converged upon Rick Ankiel’s empty locker late Sunday, the new Astros outfielder embraced the noise and mouthed the words. “Started from the bottom, now we’re here. Started from the bottom now, now the whole team here,” Ankiel softlyShare Tweet
RTC: Bradley starts spreading messageESPN.com Apr 2, 2013Reading the coverage ... Houston Texans Jack Pardee wrote a unique legacy and under him the Oilers became the most exciting team in the NFL, playing in the House of Pain, says John McClain of the Houston Chronicle. Indianapolis Colts Are the Colts a Sup…Share TweetNow that the Astros are off to such a great start are you going to drop the hate and come onboard? Too soon? OK, how about clicking here to see Justin Maxwell’s Facebook page so you can tell him how excited you are about the opener? Is that too much toShare Tweet
Yu Darvish One Out Shy Of Perfect GameApr 2Baseball Tonight Spotlight: Yu Darvish loses the perfect game with two outs in the ninth inning of the Rangers' 7-0 win over the Astros.
Yu Darvish Comes Within One Out Of Perfect GameApr 2Yu Darvish loses the perfect game with two outs in the ninth inning of the Rangers' 7-0 win over the Astros.
Almost PerfectApr 2Baseball Tonight on Yu Darvish coming one out shy of a perfect game in his first start of the season.