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Everybody loves dogs. They're adorable, playful, man's best friend even. But dogs detest baseball. It's a proven scientific fact. And more than that, they hate when bad baseball starts on time.
On Sunday, the clueless Houston Astros decided to host "Dog Day" â a day where fans bring their pets to the stadium, presumably to give Astros fans a reason to show up to the game at all. However, the people showed up in droves and the dogs had their day, refusing to leave the field after they paraded around with chew toys in their mouths.
Here is the video evidence:
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The opening pitch was delayed for what seemed like an entire couple of minutes. And it was only after stadium security escorted the beasts through a secret opening in the right field wall that the game got underway. It was an amazing triumph for dogs everywhere.
The Astros had a less amazing day, losing to the Angels 2-1.
BEST OF MAXIM
In the bottom of the first inning of Tuesday night's Reds-Astros game, Jonathan Villar singled to lead off the frame. He tried to stretch it into a double. And...*this* happened, via Baseball Nation. Yup. His face slammed into Brandon Phillips' butt as Phillips tagged him out. If you want a slow motion replay, check out this slow motion replay from Cork Gaines. It...
The Houston Astros had a bit of a hitch during Sunday's Dog Day at Minute Maid Park as the game was delayed for a few minutes when some stragglers from the pregame "Pooch Parade" wouldn't leave the field. Your browser does not support iframes. Since the stadium has a retractable roof, the dog delay represents one of the few game delays in the history of Minute...
As has been customary this season, the Astros are bringing up the rear.
In the first inning af the Astros’ game against the Cincinnati Reds, Houston shortstop Jonathan Villar had quite possibly the most Asstros play of the season when he made an attempt to slide head first into second base. Unfortunately for Villar, the base was being guarded pretty well by second baseman Brandon...
The Houston Astros' season is winding down and although there have been a lot of downs, catcher Jason Castro has come into his own providing a bit more power in his first full season with the team. Castro has been out with a sore knee for quite some time and it does not seem like he is coming back soon.
According to MLB.com's Brian McTaggart, Castro is not ready for any...
Things are ugly for the Houston Astros. They are 51-99 which is the worst in the league and don’t have much to be excited about. Now they are getting less viewers than out of market WNBA games according to Deadspin:
According to a source with access to the detailed Nielsen figures, the Astros game drew a total of 48,800 households locally over the three-plus hour broadcast....
This sums up the Houston Astros so well.
In a day in which we reported their Saturday game had just 1,000 viewers, we proudly present this gem.
Courtesy of Jonathan Villar, move over ‘butt fumble’ here is the butt slide…the butt is that of Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips
H/T: USA Today
Your browser does not support iframes. Could any play better represent the Houston Astros’ embarrassing season than this? Astros shortstop Jonathan Villar took a nose-full of turd Tuesday when he dove head-first into Brandon Phillips’ butt while trying to stretch a single into a double in the first inning of a 10-0 loss. There were […]
The Houston Astros are the butt of all jokes this season and this slide by Jonathan Villar serves as a great example of just how bad their season has been.
Villar goes to slide into second base head first and does so right into the rear end of Cincinnati Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips.
And of course Villar was called out on the play.
It's been a long, tough year for the Houston Astros and their fans. The team has been one of the worst in baseball the entire season. Against the Cincinnati Reds Tuesday night fans got another reminder of this when the Astros lost 10-0; the 100th loss of the season.In the process shortstop Jonathan Villar completed the perfect slide; one that puts the entire season into proper...
Oh, it was just the Houston Astros being the Houston Astros.
Already trailing 4-0 in the bottom of the first inning, Astros shortstop Jonathan Villar slashed a line drive into center field to record a hit. But things went awry when the 22-year-old inexplicably tried to stretch a single into a double, much to the chagrin of Reds center fielder Shin-Soo Choo, who calmly fielded...
Detecting a drop in velocity with his pitches early on, Astros rookie right-hander Paul Clemens knew he had to get creative in order to be effective Sunday afternoon.
He did just that, giving the Astros seven strong innings in a 2-1 loss to the Los Angeles Angels.
Houston, a big league-worst 51-98, is on the verge of becoming the first major league team to reach triple figures...
The Houston Astros have 99 losses, the Red Sox have 92 wins. While you'd think it was a no-brainer that the 'Lastros' will reach the century mark first, they are 7-8 so far in September—a winning percentage (.466) light years ahead of their season mark (.340). While they play a formidable line-up of Wild Card-hungy teams down the stretch (Reds, Indians, Rangers, Yankees...
A three-second GIF couldn’t have painted an uglier picture of how the Houston Astros’ season has gone. In the midst of dropping their 100th game of the year, Astros rookie shortstop Jonathan Villar tried to stretch a single into a double Tuesday against the Reds and it couldn’t have worked out more horribly.
Not only did Villar slide right into Reds second baseman Brandon...
The Houston Astros' night began with an error and an embarrassing play, and ended with their 100th loss.
Jay Bruce hit a grand slam and had five RBIs, Mike Leake pitched eight scoreless innings and the Cincinnati Reds cruised to a 10-0 win over Houston on Tuesday night.
Cincinnati is 4 1/2 games ahead of Washington for second NL wild card.
The Astros are the first major league...
The Houston Astros moved within one defeat of their third straight 100-loss season on Monday night after the Cincinnati Reds beat them 6-1.
Instead of focusing on the looming mark, the Astros chose to think about how they can get better in the last few games of the season.
''I feel like we've been playing better,'' first baseman Chris Carter said. ''...