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Sunday, January 19, 2020

Astros owner Crane expects to hire new manager by Feb. 3

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston Astros owner Jim Crane expects to hire a new manager by Feb. 3.

The Astros need a new manager and general manager after AJ Hinch and Jeff Luhnow were fired Monday, hours after both were suspended by Major League Baseball for a year for the team’s sign-stealing scandal.

Crane said Friday that he’s interviewed a number of candidates this week and has some more to talk to in the coming days.

Crane refused to answer directly when asked if former Astros player and Hall of Famer Craig Biggio was a possibility for the job. But he did say that he had spoken to Biggio, fellow Hall of Famer Jeff Bagwell and former Astros star Lance Berkman in the days since the firings.

To view the matter in utterly cynical terms, hiring some locally-beloved player with minimal relevant experience does seem to be a way for Crane to appease the fans without solving the problems that led to this situation in the first place…..

 

QLE Posted: January 19, 2020 at 12:30 AM | 8 comment(s)
  Beats: astros, craig biggio, jeff bagwell, jim crane, lance berkman

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Biggio and Bagwell throw out Game 7 ceremonial first pitches

HOUSTON — Two of Houston’s all-time favorite people got World Series Game 7 started tonight.

Hall of Famers and Astros legends Craig Biggio and Jeff Bagwell through out the ceremonial first pitches before the deciding game in the 2017 World Series between Houston and Washington.

A fitting choice- I hope the two of them aren’t too depressed about the results of the night.

 

QLE Posted: October 31, 2019 at 12:35 AM | 1 comment(s)
  Beats: craig biggio, first pitch, jeff bagwell, world series

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Craig, Cavan Biggio become second father-son duo to hit for the cycle in MLB

BALTIMORE – Rookie Cavan Biggio hit for the cycle, and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Baltimore Orioles 8-5 on Tuesday night.

Biggio homered in the third, singled in the sixth, doubled in the eighth and tripled in the ninth. He drove in four runs and scored three times.

Biggio and his father, Craig, a Hall of Famer with the Houston Astros, are the second father-son duo in major league history to hit for the cycle, joining Daryle and Gary Ward.

Something to add to the notes on baseball families we’ve been compiling in another thread.

 

QLE Posted: September 18, 2019 at 12:15 AM | 4 comment(s)
  Beats: cavan biggio, craig biggio, family, hitting for the cycle

 

 

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