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Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Why Carlos Correa’s walk-off homer was even more special for a Houston teen battling cancer

Carlos Correa’s walk-off homer in Game 2 of the American League Championship Series meant the Houston Astros’ World Series dreams were still in good shape. It meant fans in Houston had every reason to go nuts Sunday night. And it meant something even more special to a 16-year-old fan battling cancer.

Last week, Correa and his fiancée Daniella Rodriguez visited Jalen Garcia in a Houston hospital. He’s from nearby Laredo and batting osteosarcoma, a type of bone cancer. Rodriguez is also from Laredo and went to the same high school Jalen does.

Before he left, Correa told Jalen: “The next home run that I hit is going to be for you. When you see me pointing up, I want you to know that I’m pointing at you.”

For those of us who like the appeal of Johnny Sylvester stories.

 

QLE Posted: October 15, 2019 at 12:10 AM | 10 comment(s)
  Beats: carlos correa, fans

Thursday, October 03, 2019

Carlos Correa donates $10K to family of Houston police officer shot and killed at traffic stop

Carlos Correa doesn’t just play for the Houston Astros, he’s dedicated to making Houston a better place and bringing the community together. Correa’s dedication, as well as his big heart, were on display on Monday when he visited the family of a slain Houston police offer who was beloved by the community.

Correa visited the family of Sandeep Dhaliwal, the first Sikh deputy in Houston, who was shot and killed during a routine traffic stop on Friday. According to sheriff Ed Gonzalez, Correa reached out not just to volunteer his time, but to donate $10,000 to the family who just lost their husband and father.

In a video taken just after the visit, Correa explained why he decided to help the Dhaliwal family, and why he felt connected to Deputy Dhaliwal.

 

 

QLE Posted: October 03, 2019 at 12:13 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: carlos correa, charity

Friday, September 06, 2019

Sources: Correa switches agents; A-Rod advised

Houston Astros shortstop Carlos Correa is in the process of switching agents, following the advice of Alex Rodriguez and joining the powerful WME agency in spite of it not having a baseball business, sources familiar with the move told ESPN.

Correa, 24, left longtime agent Greg Genske for WME and agent Jon Rosen, who represents Rachael Ray, Bobby Flay and Al Roker as the head of WME’s Branded Lifestyle Group. Rosen recently sought certification from the Major League Baseball Players Association, according to sources.

Correa seeks his knight on a white ... horse

Steve Parris, Je t'aime Posted: September 06, 2019 at 12:52 PM | 9 comment(s)
  Beats: a-rod, astros, carlos correa

Saturday, July 27, 2019

Astros activate Carlos Correa from 60-day injured list

Adam Wexler of KPRC 2 Houston reports that the Astros have activated shortstop Carlos Correa from the 60-day injured list ahead of Friday night’s series opener against the Cardinals. Utilityman Tony Kemp has been designated for assignment.

Correa, 24, had been out since late May, when he suffered a fractured rib during a massage. Oddly, he wasn’t the only player to suffer a massage-related injury this season. Jeff Kent and his freshly-washed truck say hi.

 

QLE Posted: July 27, 2019 at 11:06 AM | 1 comment(s)
  Beats: astros, carlos correa, massage

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Astros shortstop Carlos Correa says broken rib was caused by in-home massage

News broke earlier Wednesday that Astros star shortstop Carlos Correa is due to miss four-to-six weeks with a broken rib. All we knew at the time was that Correa wasn’t with his team at the ballpark and that his manager didn’t say how the injury happened. That remains the case leading up to Wednesday’s game:

Correa, though, has issued a statement. And, well, hold onto your hats:

“I’m extremely disappointed about not being on the field with my teammates. I sustained the rib fracture during a massage at my home on Tuesday. To sustain an injury in such an unusual way makes it even more frustrating. However, I will work hard to get back on the field as quickly as possible to help our team achieve our goal of winning another championship.”

There’s further mention that Correa isn’t at the ballpark due to being instructed to limit his movement which, with a broken rib, makes sense.

Is that what we’re calling it?

 

QLE Posted: May 30, 2019 at 10:23 AM | 15 comment(s)
  Beats: carlos correa, injury, massage

 

 

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