The Houston Astros has been part of Texas tradition since 1965. The Major League
Baseball team’s name was inspired in form of a remembrance that Houston, Texas is
the home of the NASA Space Station and the Rangers played their games
in the Astrodome, named in recognition of the space program. The Astrodome was the first domed sports stadium in the United
States. The Houston Astros have been playing home games in the more popular
Minute Maid Park since 2000. Houston Astros tickets are always on the top of the
list for those folks that are passing through the Houston area. Hard-core Astros fans
line up in a frenzy at the beginning of every season in order to get the best Houston
Astros tickets. The legacy of the Houston Astros has been around for decades and
will continue to make Texans and local Houstonians very proud. The Astros have been
home to a few Baseball greats such as Roger Clemens and Nolan Ryan.
Attending an Astros game is fun for the entire family and attendees get a feel of Texas
tradition while watching a great game. The team’s logo is a star which represents
Texas as the lone star state. Recently, the team’s owners were rumored to be in a
debate to changing the historic “Astros” name but this was quickly struck down by
Houston residents. Houston Astros tickets are affordable and games are accessible for all types of fan. Luckily for fans, Minute
Maid Park boasts that every seat in the house is the best seat.
The Houston Astros currently plays their home games in the popular Minute Maid
Park which was built in 2000. Minute Maid Park is also known as the “Astros Field”
and “ballpark at union station”. Minute Maid Park is also known as Houston’s first
retractable roofed stadium. The Astros field is designed with grass versus astro turf
which to any hard-core baseball fan, is definitely a beloved feature.
Minute Maid park seats are up to 5,045 attendees with 64 luxury suites available
on request for those high rollers. Minute Maid Park was originally named Enron
Field but due to the collapse of the Enron Corporation, The venue name was sold to
energy corporations around Houston. Houston Astros tickets will grant you access to
not only a wonderful game of baseball but it will let ticket holders get a glimpse of a
beautifully designed ballpark. The best feature of the ballpark the fans that support
the Astros field. The Minute Maid Park is a historic monument of Houston because
of two reasons. The name and logo was motivated by Coca Cola’s Minute Maids
orange juice. It is also historic because of the main entrance is the original entrance to
Houston’s own historic Union Station. In the heart of downtown, Houston, Astros fans
can purchase tickets for any show and get an unforgettable surprise every time the
team scores a home run. Every time the team scores a home run, there is a train that
moves along some tracks in the left field which in an ironic but nice addition, is filled
with oranges in homage. Whether you are a Houston resident or a visitor, it is hard
to experience the best of Houston unless you grab some Houston Astros tickets and
attend a game. Houston Astros tickets are affordable for anyone that is on a budget
looking to take the family out for some fun. Next time you are in Houston; don’t forget
to get some Houston Astros tickets.
3-5-14: Houston Astros manager bowl Porter stated that he expects Japhet Amador to make his spring debut for the Astros this weekend. In other news for the Astros veteran Jesse Crain was hurt during camp workouts. The injury is said to be a calf strain and he will most certainly start the 2014 season on the disabled list.
1-24-14: The Houston Astros may not have had a lot of success this past season but that didn’t stop them from pursuing free agent pitcher Masahiro Tanaka to be their ace on the mound. Despite missing out on Tanaka the Astros have a solid farm system with the lowest payrolls in all of baseball so expect them to start to make waves in the future.
1-7-14: Earlier last month the Houston Astros acquired first baseman Jesus Guzman from the padres in exchange for infielder Ryan Jackson. Guzman is 29 years old and has split time between first base and the corner outfield positions. In other news regarding the Astros they also signed relief pitcher Matt Albers to a one-year deal with 2 1/2 million dollars.
12-9-13: Last season the worst record in baseball long to the Houston Astros. As a young team in a new league without any real household names the Houston Astros are certainly in a long rebuilding process. The Houston Astros ended last season on a 15 game losing streak and only one 24 games total at home. Offense of firepower is definitely a weakness of the Astros right now as last season they only scored 610 runs the lowest total in the division. Last week the Astros inked right-handed pitcher Chad Qualls To a two year contract with $6 million. They will need a lot of help from their phone system in order to compete in the American League.
8-20-13 - The last-place Houston Astros have had a miserable season. Currently there 30.5 games out of first place and 42 games under .500. There is no hope for the Houston Astros to make the playoffs and they are also -185 in terms of run differential. Making the switch from the National League into the American League has not been an easy transition for the Houston Astros. With not many bright spots to speak of their leading hitter is batting only .277. This week Houston Astros will face their Texas neighbors the Texas rangers. Last night, the Astros got hammered by Rangers 16-5.
8/6/13 - The Houston Astros have only 137 games and currently sit 27 games out of first place. The Astros currently own the worst record inmajor-league baseball. This week they will face the 1st Place Boston Red Sox.
7/31/13 - The Astros have sent right-handed starter Bud Norris to the Orioles in exchange for outfield prospect L.J. Hoes, minor-league lefty Josh Hader and the Orioles’ competitive-balance pick.
They also he sent outfielder Justin Maxwell to the Royals for minor league pitcher Kyle Smith.
7/18/13 - After switching leagues the Houston Astros Continue to struggle. With a record of 33 – 61 they are 22.5 games out of first place. After the All-Star break it will take on the Seattle Mariners. The Houston Astros ranked 29th overall in team batting average on-base percentage and slugging percentage. They have the worst record in baseball. Left-fielder Chris Carter continues to lead the team in both home runs and RBIs.
7/7/13 -Catcher Jason Castro was the only Houston Astro selected for the 2013 American League all-star team, his first selection of his career. The 26-year-old is hitting .270 with 12 home runs and 31 RBI.
6/12/13 - After switching to the American League Houston Astros find themselves in a familiar situation last place. The Astros are just 10-23 at home and currently sits 17 games out of first place in the AL West. Losers of six in a row the Astros will battle the White Sox and Brewers in the upcoming weeks. Left fielder Chris Carter leads the team in both home runs and RBI. Veteran newcomer Carlos Peña is hitting just .233 with six home runs. The switch to the American League does not seem to sit well with the Astros and Their future.