- The sports world is feeling the impact of Hurricane Harvey. Most of the city is underwater.
"My sophomore year of high school, I had to relocate for a little while, because Hurricane Ike hit", said Evans. The Astros will hold the raffle during every home game at Minute Maid Park.
Season-ticket holders - of course.
The games were supposed to be played in Houston, and the Cubs had even flown into Houston with the thought that if the storm veered toward Louisiana the series might still be able to be played.
A swim with the Rays. The neutral field will keep the game fair and the players happy.
LHP Dallas Keuchel (11-2, 2.58 ERA) seeks his 12th victory for the Astros on Wednesday night. And some Major League Baseball teams like the Washington Nationals, Baltimore Orioles and the Rangers have acknowledged that.
The Astros announced prior to Tuesday's game that all proceeds from the three-game set will go toward relief efforts. But the people that make up the Rangers' front office were brought in to win baseball games, and sometimes people get tunnel vision in order to achieve a specific goal.
When the relentless rain and widespread flooding from Hurricane Harvey forced the Astros out of Houston this week, the Texas Rangers could have taken in the Astros for a few days. The Rangers did not want that. "They wanted all six games at their park". What did the Stros do? "I was reading the headlines and found out that they were going to be playing, and it just so happens that I was coming here", said Monk. The Rangers wanted it all. They are aware of what's going on in the Houston area. But the game was played far from Houston.
Cardinals right-hander Adam Wainwright also pledged to match Carpenter's donation. Patterson says there are still specifics to work out to host Rice on the Fort Worth campus while the Houston area deals with severe flooding from Hurricane Harvey. The key is safety. "And we've got to play baseball somewhere where both sides agreed upon to play".
George Springer tried to send a message in a song that he played in the locker room. You guys have our home series.
As Ryan said, thanks to the Rays for allowing the Stros to play in their ballpark.
In late September, the two teams will play each other again, and the Astros proposed a switch-a-roo.
"We played a great game today and won", tweeted Astros manager A.J. Hinch last evening after the 'Stros 7-5 victory over the Los Angeles Angels. "Should Rays fans root for the Astros?" becomes "Shouldn't Rays fans root for the Astros?"