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Another Fastball for Hank Aaron
The great baseball player Hank Aaron once said he spent 23 years in Major League Baseball looking for the same pitch every at-bat: the breaking ball. “I never worried about the fastball,” he continued. “They couldn’t throw it past me.”

2:00PM Fri. Jan. 23, 2015, Chase Hoffberger Read More | Comment »

'No No' Gets a Yes Yes at Sundance
No No: A Dockumentary has been on our radar for years.

3:00PM Tue. Jan. 21, 2014, Monica Riese Read More | Comment »

Game On: Sports Films Hit the Ransom Center
The Harry Ransom Center is batting a thousand with its upcoming film series.

11:00AM Mon. Jun. 17, 2013, Russ Espinoza Read More | Comment »

The Houston Astros and 'Resurrection'
Fans of the Houston Astros have to be a pretty resilient bunch.

10:35AM Wed. Jun. 12, 2013, Monica Riese Read More | Comment »

Jackie Robinson's Story Hits the Paramount With '42'
Tomorrow night, the Paramount Theatre will be the best sports venue in town.

2:30PM Tue. Mar. 19, 2013, Monica Riese Read More | Comment »

'The Voice in My Head': Astros Must Sink to Reach for the Stars
Everyone loves a winner – except when one just kicked your ass or unless the losers are loveable and ballgames are incidental to binge drinking and voracious making-out in the bleachers of Wrigley Field. But winning is why Yankees’ caps and Lakers’ jerseys predominate everywhere and make Astros gear in ATX look scarce by comparison.

9:43AM Thu. Feb. 14, 2013, Russ Espinoza Read More | Comment »

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'Texas Baseball' Marred by Errors
“In Texas, a lot of the first baseball games were played in pastures where sheep or cattle kept the grass at a playable level.” What a sound and evocative starting point in author Clay Coppedge’s swift account of America’s Pastime in the People’s Republic.

12:52PM Fri. Jun. 15, 2012, Russ Espinoza Read More | Comment »

Manny Does the Dell
Round Rock’s Dell Diamond has staged a lot of Pastime over 12 broiling seasons of Round Rock Express baseball. A small town’s worth of hot-shot prospects, scuffling and rehabbing Major Leaguers and Crash Davis’ have kicked up Dell’s dirt, but none (aside from Roger Clemens) have been as accomplished and mythologized as Sacramento RiverCat Manny Ramirez.

4:43PM Sat. May 26, 2012, Russ Espinoza Read More | Comment »

Bateman Rises
Ken Webster of Austin, Texas, spends a lot of time inhabiting the personality of a Major League Baseball player who's been dead since 1996.

1:43PM Tue. May 22, 2012, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

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