5/14/2020: Bob Watson dies at age 74 from kidney disease in Houston. Nicknamed "Bull", the franchise 1B/OF standout hit .297 with 139 HR, 782 RBI, and an .808 OPS over 14 seasons in Houston (1966-1979), and was the franchise's first minority GM. https://t.co/Y32PtdsFP4 #Astros
.@DugoutMugs has announced the HelpCureHD Foundation is its first Cheers to Charity recipient for May. The organization was started by Astros RHP Joe Smith and wife, Allie LaForce. A portion of all sales using https://t.co/4jgqhlCnY7 will go directly back to the foundation.
Really great stuff from @jay_jaffe -- not that you'd expect anything less.
One more big reason for MLB players to get vaccinated is, even if they are identified as a close contact of an infected teammate they don’t have to quarantine and can keep playing. So declining the vaccine can hurt team. Yet, some players have remained resistant.
So in about an hour, Mr. @longenhagen and I are going to do a bit of an experimental Twitch stream. We planned to work on the draft board today, and instead of doing it with just the two of us, we are going to share our process, talk players and take your questions. Join us!
5/14/2009: George Williams dies of cancer in Detroit at age 69. A 2B, the expansion draft acquisition played in five games for the 1962 Colt .45s, going 3-for-8 with a double and two RBIs. The Kansas City A's took him via the Rule 5 draft in 1963. https://t.co/pk1ovFyZFY #Astros
It's the best podcast theme song in the history of podcasts. This had been confirmed by independent auditors.
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David Robertson will pitch for Mike Scioscia and Team USA, which is training in Port St. Lucie. Robertson, who is more than 20 months from TJ surgery, is still aiming for a return to the Majors. He has also decided to serve as his own agent again going forward.