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George Springer Wins Heart and Hustle Award

The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association (MLBPAA) has announced that second year outfielder George Springer will receive the Heart and Hustle Award for the Houston Astros in 2015. This award is handed out by the MLBPAA to one player on each of the 30 MLB teams and is given to players that, “demonstrate a passion for the game of baseball and best embody the values, spirit...
Via Baseball Essential
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Baseball Karma Is An Unpleasant Female Canine

The Kansas City Royals pitched my Stros inside all night. They were finishing out their last series at the Juice Box (and got their proverbial butts handed to them by my mighty mighty Stros—boo yeah!). Apparently, the process didn’t sit well with Royals starter Edinson Volquez.  He hit three of my Astros.  I thought that the ride in/up pitch on George Springer may–may have...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Astros' Springer supporting camp for children who stutter

HOUSTON (AP) George Springer is as loquacious as he is outgoing, a 6-foot-3 bundle of chatter and charisma for the Houston Astros. Currently on the disabled list with a broken right wrist, the outfielder and one of the faces of this up-and-coming team spends games flitting around the dugout making conversation with anyone who will listen, like a bee moving from flower to flower...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

How devastating is Springer’s injury to the Houston Astros?

The loss of George Springer will be devastating for the Houston Astros. The Astros only have a three-game lead on the LA Angels, and they have lost a pivotal piece to their success. They need to be able to maintain their level of play for the next few week because the Angels are picking up their level of play and just sweep the Texas Rangers in Arlington. Manager A.J Hinch was been...
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Astros’ first base-DH surplus now helps cover George Springer injury

The Houston Astros have been the surprise of the 2015 season, building the best record in the AL and a five-game lead in their division. As we approach the All-Star break, the big question hovering over this team is whether or not they’re “for real,” can maintain this level of performance and get to their first postseason in 10 years. A significant reason for the Astros’...
Via The Outside Corner
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Astros’ George Springer likely heading to disabled list

The Houston Astros have the best record in the American League and are coming off a sweep of the Kansas City Royals, who currently lead the AL Central.  But an off-day on Thursday has the club worrying about the health of their leadoff hitter George Springer. Springer was forced to leave Wednesday night’s 6-5 win over the Royals after being hit on his right wrist by a Edinson...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Astros’ George Springer perfect fit for leadoff spot

Ever since the Houston Astros moved George Springer to the leadoff spot in the lineup back in late May, he has been playing better than anyone in the game. Here are some numbers to put his success out of the leadoff spot into perspective. Springer has a .376 batting average with four home runs and seven runs batted in through 23 games batting in the leadoff spot this season. In games...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
June 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Astros rookie George Springer grants HR wish to wheelchair-bound fan (video)

To say that Houston Astros rookie outfielder George Springer has been on home run tear as of late would be a drastic understatement. After going yard during Thursday’s 3-1 win over the Baltimore Orioles, Springer has hit seven home runs in seven games, the first rookie to accomplish that remarkable feat since the Detroit Tigers’ […] The post Astros rookie George Springer grants...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
May 30, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Fan obliterates sweet old lady while snagging foul ball

Some sweet old lady thought it would make for nice, relaxing and enjoyable evening to take in the Los Angeles Angels-Houston Astros game at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on Monday. Little did she know that ultimately she would risk serious bodily harm simply from sitting in her seat courtesy of the actions of an overeager […] The post Angels fan obliterates sweet old lady while snagging...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
May 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Astros promoting top prospect

Outfielder George Springer is one of the top prospects in baseball and on Tuesday night news broke that the Houston Astros are finally set to bring him up to the big leagues in time for Wednesday’s game. Springer earned a promotion after going 3-for-4 Tuesday night with a grand slam. He opened this season at Triple-A Oklahoma City, and has hit .353 with three home runs, nine RBIs...
Via Midwest Sports Fans
April 16, 2014  |  Discuss

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