KC Baker

KC Baker

K.C. Baker is an old school Astros fan, spending many a hot summer day in the cool confines of the Dome. He just finished his 28th year as a practicing attorney and likes to spend all of his spare time in New Braunfels, Texas with his wife of 29 years and their three children. Follow him on Twitter @KenCBake

Carlos Beltran
By KC Baker On Monday, December 12th, 2016
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Carlos Beltran: You’ve Got to be Kidding Me

My Astros picked up Carlos Beltran from the Royals for Houston’s 2004 playoff run. And he performed as advertised, batting .435 with eight home runs, 14 RBI’s and six steals bringing my mighty, mighty Stros More...

George Springer
By KC Baker On Sunday, April 24th, 2016
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Astros’ Faithful Takes a Hammock After Slow Start

“Take a knee!” my bonehead junior high football coach volcano-belched at my teammates and me. We’d have endured some sadistic workout they designed and inflicted; or perhaps we were at the end of another More...

Altuve and Biggio
By KC Baker On Sunday, April 24th, 2016
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Houston, We Have a Problem: Not On Craig’s Watch

I dig me some Jose Altuve.  A hitting machine.  A spark plug.  He spins up maximum performance from a tiny frame to the point of the supernatural.  But tonight against Boston, when Houston was down one in a More...

MLB: Colorado Rockies at Houston Astros
By KC Baker On Monday, March 28th, 2016
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The Year of the Stros

Too much digital ink has been wasted by this blogger on the second-class citizen treatment of my beloved Houston Astros. Sports Illustrated issues them a cover as this year’s World Series Champions and the first More...

Astros
By KC Baker On Sunday, October 11th, 2015
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Forgive Me; Now Slam The Lid

Shamefully, I trudge to the dugout of confession at the First Church of Baseball. Passing the batting helmet of Astros Holy Water on the bench near the stairs, I dip with my right hand and make the “Sign of the More...

Astrso
By KC Baker On Sunday, September 27th, 2015
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Fat Lady Time, Drop The Curtain

I am calling it. It’s time to drop the curtain on the Astros€™ season. The fat lady may not be singing but she’s warmed up and waddling toward the microphone. My Jolly Orange Giants have been humbled. More...

Carter and Gattis
By KC Baker On Friday, August 28th, 2015
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Houston Astros Quietly Grinding It Out

The first place and very talented Los Angeles Dodgers arrived at the Juice Box with the skilled arms of Zack Greinke and Clayton Kershaw prepared to punish my boys in orange. Me, I gotta say I was concerned. My More...

George Springer
By KC Baker On Sunday, July 19th, 2015
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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, More...

Astros
By KC Baker On Sunday, June 28th, 2015
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How Much Did You Pay For That?

You finally make it to the big time; through hard work and business acumen, your company becomes a rousing success. You drove an old V-8 Ford Mustang for 89,567 miles as you clawed your way to the top. All the More...

Cardinals Hack Probe
By KC Baker On Sunday, June 21st, 2015
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The St. Louis Hackingbirds

And so it appears that some enterprising folks in the St. Louis front office were sorting through the rich data compiled by Jeff Luhnow for yet undetermined reasons. Undetermined my ass. Before I address this transgression More...

Preston Tucker
By KC Baker On Sunday, June 14th, 2015
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Hey Fool! Got No Time For The Trade Jibba Jabba

After their glorious 2015 launch into orbit, the Astros have been forced back to Earth by the reality of the game. Baseball champions do not suddenly splash onto the diamond; they are born from the hard labor of More...

Collin McHugh
By KC Baker On Monday, May 4th, 2015
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Be Afraid: Alien Pod People Have Landed In Houston

All right, I’m settling into my well-worn couch with a beer and a couple of slices of pizza to watch Collin McHugh own some Mariner ass. I am fully invested now (See Pulled into the Astros Vortex . . . Again). More...

Jose-Altuve2
By KC Baker On Friday, May 1st, 2015
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Pulled Into the Astros Vortex . . . Again

Like some unfortunate astronaut that escaped the comfortable grasp of Earth’s gravity and was drifting helplessly through interstellar space, I’ve passed too close to a baseball black hole and it is pulling More...

Jose Altuve
By KC Baker On Monday, February 16th, 2015
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Spring Training, Hope, Reality And Hope

On March 2, 2015, my Houston Astros break the seal on the new season with the Padres in one of the last few springs at Osceola County Stadium. In a much needed improvement on the paucity of amenities and red-light-riddled More...

Kansas City Rpyals
By KC Baker On Sunday, October 12th, 2014
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Playoff Baseball: Only The Hot Survive

In 2005, the Houston Astros went to the World Series not as the best team in the National League but the hottest. This game is different and does not lend itself to the usual sports math.  Nearly every player More...








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