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Thursday, January 10th, 2013

Baseball researchers to meet Saturday

The Society for American Baseball Research, Rogers Hornsby Chapter, is holding its annual winter meeting at Texas State for the seventh straight time.

Thursday, June 10th, 2010

Martinson goes to Nationals in fifth round

Texas State shortstop Jason Martinson was selected in the fifth round of the Major League Baseball first-year player draft, making him the highest picked position player in Texas State history and the third highest pick overall in...

Thursday, September 24th, 2009

Heldenfels names business dev director

Heldenfels Enterprises, Inc., in San Marcos has announced the appointment of Brian Estes as Director of Business Development for the precast/prestressed concrete manufacturer.

Tuesday, January 13th, 2009

Dierker to speak at local SABR meeting

Houston Astros legend Larry Dierker will be the featured speaker as the Rogers Hornsby Chapter of the Society of American Baseball Research (SABR) conducts its annual meeting Saturday at Texas State University.

Monday, October 6th, 2008

Points: Baseball playoffs more about playoffs than baseball

The Major League postseason isn't what it used to be. Make of it what you will.

Tuesday, June 17th, 2008

Interleague play loses its force either way

Interleague play in Major League Baseball no longer is thrilling nor annoying. It's just a chronic ache one learns to live with.

Thursday, April 17th, 2008

Early surprises, confirmations mark National League Central

The first two weeks in the NL Central brought surprises and confirmed suspicions. Unfortunately for the Houston Astros, they brought confirmation. They're not very good.

Monday, March 31st, 2008

Astros have nowhere to go

With little pitching at the major or minor league levels, the Houston Astros will struggle, and they apparently have nowhere to go for a very long time.

Sunday, January 6th, 2008

So, what is the Astros’ plan?

The Houston Astros' trade for Miguel Tejada, at the cost of pitching prospects Troy Patton and Matt Albers, only makes sense if the club is angling for the 2009 market in free agent pitchers.