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We won't have to wait long for perfection

We won't have to wait long for perfection

Baseball will have to wait for 2013's first perfect game after Yu Darvish lost his in the ninth inning Tuesday. According to Tom Verducci, the wait might not be all that long.
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  • Astros become a punchline with near historic struggles

    Astros become a punchline with near historic struggles

    chron.com Apr 2, 2013
    The 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]
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  • Crane buys players iPads for video purposes

    Crane buys players iPads for video purposes

    MLB.com Apr 2, 2013
    When 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.
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  • Did the Ravens really want Ed Reed to stay?

    Did the Ravens really want Ed Reed to stay?

    After 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”
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  • Owner Crane says AAA relocation key part of Astros’ rebuild

    Owner Crane says AAA relocation key part of Astros’ rebuild

    chron.com Apr 2, 2013
    Astros 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 co
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  • Revived Rick Ankiel begins to lead rebuilding Astros on, off fi…

    Revived Rick Ankiel begins to lead rebuilding Astros on, off field

    chron.com Apr 2, 2013
    As 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 softly
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  • RTC: Bradley starts spreading message

    RTC: Bradley starts spreading message

    ESPN.com Apr 2, 2013
    Reading 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…
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  • Solomon: New-look Astros are worth watching this month

    Solomon: New-look Astros are worth watching this month

    chron.com Apr 2, 2013
    Now 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 to
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  • Video - Yu Darvish One Out Shy Of Perfect Game 01:41

    Yu Darvish One Out Shy Of Perfect Game

    Apr 2
    Baseball Tonight Spotlight: Yu Darvish loses the perfect game with two outs in the ninth inning of the Rangers' 7-0 win over the Astros.
  • Video - Yu Darvish Comes Within One Out Of Perfect Game 00:32

    Yu Darvish Comes Within One Out Of Perfect Game

    Apr 2
    Yu Darvish loses the perfect game with two outs in the ninth inning of the Rangers' 7-0 win over the Astros.
  • Video - Almost Perfect 02:17

    Almost Perfect

    Apr 2
    Baseball Tonight on Yu Darvish coming one out shy of a perfect game in his first start of the season.

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