1. Houston Astros Need Much More Than a New Manager

    We're learning that Manny Acta and Terry Francona's bench coach Brad Mills are among the finalists for the new Houston Astros managerial job...

    Richard Zowie Written by Richard Zowie about almost 5 years ago 240 reads 9 comments

  2. How's This for a Game Show: Who Wants to Be the Houston Astros Manager?

    Lately, the Houston Astros have been hosting a game show. Haven't you heard? It's called, "Who Wants to Be the Houston Astros Manager?" Apparently, Bob Melvin and Manny Acta really do ...

    Richard Zowie Written by Richard Zowie about almost 5 years ago 109 reads 0 comments

  3. As The Stomach Turns: Houston Astros Edition

    You know: in the 1960s and 1970s there was The Carol Burnett Show and in an ongoing skit they'd do a spoof of the soap opera As The World Turns with As The Stomach Turns...

    Richard Zowie Written by Richard Zowie about almost 5 years ago 133 reads 0 comments

  4. Pitching Woes Killed the Houston Astros' Season

    The Houston Astros, after 157 games this season, are 73-84, in fifth place in the NL Central, and 17 games back of the first place St. Louis Cardinals The Astros' chances at the postseason are deader than...

    Richard Zowie Written by Richard Zowie about almost 5 years ago 121 reads 0 comments

  5. Firing Houston's Skipper Was Easy, Getting Rid of Astros Owner Is the Tough Part

    It's officially over, the Cecil Cooper Project in Houston. Cooper, who had a decent Major League Baseball career, never could get things going as the Houston Astros manager...

    Richard Zowie Written by Richard Zowie about almost 5 years ago 212 reads 4 comments

  6. Growing Pains For Houston Astros Pitcher Bud Norris

    I really think Bud Norris can become an effective starter in the Houston Astros' starting rotation. He just has growing pains to overcome. Courtesy of a 7-5 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks, Norris is now 3-2 on the season...

    Richard Zowie Written by Richard Zowie about almost 5 years ago 153 reads 0 comments

  7. Houston Astros To Bolster Farm System and Trade Pudge to Texas Rangers

    To be honest, I was never a huge fan of the Astros signing catcher Ivan "Pudge" Rodriguez for a short-term contract. Granted, Rodriguez is a great catcher, but he's clearly not the player he was in his prime...

    Richard Zowie Written by Richard Zowie about 5 years ago 560 reads 0 comments

  8. Dallas Cowboys' First Team Looks Good in 31-10 Preseason Loss To Raiders

    Despite losing to the Oakland Raiders 31-10, the Dallas Cowboys offense seemed upbeat about their performance. They might even start asking, "Terrell WHO?" Tony Romo, in his brief stint with ...

    Richard Zowie Written by Richard Zowie about 5 years ago 1,406 reads 8 comments

  9. NFL Becomes the Justice League, Suspends Stallworth for a Year

    A few months ago, I argued on Bleacher Report that if the NFL reinstated Donte Stallworth before Michael Vick, it would have to apologize to Vick. Not a worry. Vick’s back in the NFL and has been signed by the Philadelphia Eagles...

    Richard Zowie Written by Richard Zowie about 5 years ago 99 reads 2 comments

  10. Michael Vick: Don't Blow This Second Chance

    Since I know you have football practice with the Philadelphia Eagles, I’m going to make this nice and simple, Mike. You’ve been given a second chance, and a rare one at that...

    Richard Zowie Written by Richard Zowie about 5 years ago 112 reads 0 comments

  11. Bud Norris Continues To Shine For Houston Astros Pitchers

    Ok, the good news is Bud Norris is really starting to show he could become the next great Houston Astros pitcher. Roy Oswalt returns tonight. The bad news is Houston is ???? on the season and is falling...

    Richard Zowie Written by Richard Zowie about 5 years ago 259 reads 0 comments

  12. 'Getcha Retirement Papers Ready' Could Become Terrell Owens' New Catch-Phrase

    A few nights before the NFL Hall of Fame game, they had a commercial for it on television. Terrell Owens looked into the camera and said, “Getcha popcorn ready!” I imagine the commercial ...

    Richard Zowie Written by Richard Zowie about 5 years ago 822 reads 2 comments

  13. Shhhhh! Be Vewy Kwiet! Dawwas Cowboys Want Pways Kept Secwet!

    This has to be one of the funniest things I've read in some time. Maybe I'm just biased since I'm a journalist, but here's a quick lesson: if you don't want something to be reported, i...

    Richard Zowie Written by Richard Zowie about 5 years ago 385 reads 0 comments

  14. Houston Astros Get Stomped by San Francisco Giants, Fall below the .500 Line

    If the Houston Astros sputter, if fans in the Bayou City start displaying, "Wait 'till next year!" signs, if Drayton McLane throws the ultimate Hail Mary pass and begs Mike Scott, Nolan ...

    Richard Zowie Written by Richard Zowie about 5 years ago 43 reads 0 comments

  15. Bud Norris: There's a New Sheriff in Houston

    You know, folks, I was actually just kidding about the Bud Norris "facts." You know, the humorous ripoff I did of the Chuck Norris "facts" simply because Bud shares a surname with Chuck...

    Richard Zowie Written by Richard Zowie about 5 years ago 540 reads 0 comments

  16. Bud Norris Makes Major League Debut, Pitches Well, But Astros Lose

    Good news: Bud Norris, the man to whom I jokingly attributed a list of Chuck Norris jokes, made his major league debut last night against the Chicago Cubs. The Houston Astros reliever gave up one run in three innings and struck out four...

    Richard Zowie Written by Richard Zowie about 5 years ago 270 reads 0 comments

  17. Should the Dallas Cowboys Sign Michael Vick?

    [Richard spends five minutes laughing, regains composure, sighs and returns to the keyboard] Uh, no. Absolutely, 100 percent not...

    Richard Zowie Written by Richard Zowie about 5 years ago 984 reads 2 comments

  18. Brett Favre Tells Minnesota Vikings He's Staying Retired

    Brett Favre, according to this news report, has told the Minnesota Vikings he will remain retired and won't play a 19th NFL season...

    Richard Zowie Written by Richard Zowie about 5 years ago 128 reads 4 comments

  19. Houston Astros To Call Up Prospect Norris, Evoking Roundhouse Kicks

    With the injury of pitcher Roy Oswalt, it looks as though the Houston Astros will call up their top pitching prospect Bud Norris. I get this strange feeling that Bud's nickname is Chuck. Or perhaps Walker, Texas Ranger...

    Richard Zowie Written by Richard Zowie about 5 years ago 453 reads 2 comments

  20. Houston Astros Cool Off Chicago Cubs, Roy Oswalt Injured

    Just shy of finishing the second inning, Houston Astros pitcher Roy Oswalt exited last night's game against the Chicago Baby Bears with a strained lower back. One has to wonder if his big bulldozer had anything to do with it...

    Richard Zowie Written by Richard Zowie about 5 years ago 116 reads 0 comments

  21. Houston Astros Cool Off, Lose To Chicago Cubs

    Sounds like the advice Bill Parcells gave about Tony Romo being the next great Dallas Cowboys quarterback could be used with anyone who thinks the Houston Astros are ready to take over the National League Central and become the next MLB dynasty...

    Richard Zowie Written by Richard Zowie about 5 years ago 71 reads 0 comments

  22. Mike Hampton Homers, Wins As Astros Muzzle Mets

    The Houston Astros only hit one home run last night against the New York Mets. Care to guess who hit it? Buy yourself a chorizo breakfast taco if you guessed Mike Hampton. Yep, the pitcher who's an excellent hitter (...

    Richard Zowie Written by Richard Zowie about 5 years ago 81 reads 0 comments

  23. Congratulations On Entering the Hall of Fame, Jim Rice

    When I heard earlier this year that longtime Boston Red Sox left fielder Jim Rice made it into the Hall of Fame on his 15th and final try, I could only think of one response: "It's about time!" I grew up in the '80s and watched Rice play...

    Richard Zowie Written by Richard Zowie about 5 years ago 142 reads 1 comments

  24. The Houston Astros Are One Game Away from First Place

    If you're Roy Oswalt, frustration's the word. Last night, he pitched seven innings, gave up seven hits and three runs while walking only one and striking out four. With a little help from his friends, that would be good enough for a win...

    Richard Zowie Written by Richard Zowie about 5 years ago 137 reads 0 comments

  25. NFL Will Owe Michael Vick an Apology If It Re-Admits Donte Stallworth First

    Dog fighting is morally reprehensible, and those who take part in such events are sick and need help. Anyone who trains a dog to fight other dogs and kills such a dog if it's not doing a good enough job of killing other dogs is truly a sick person...

    Richard Zowie Written by Richard Zowie about 5 years ago 258 reads 6 comments