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Old 09-01-2014, 02:46 PM
Status: "Moon landing 50th anniversary July 20." (set 5 days ago)
 
Location: Suburban Dallas
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Big move from the 'Stros today: GM Jeff Luhnow has dismissed manager Bo Porter after a 110-190 record in less than two seasons. Word is that there had been friction between Luhnow and Porter, and today's decision had nothing to do with wins and losses.

I actually was surprised at the timing of the decision, considering that there is one month left in the season.

Here's more: Astros dismiss skipper Bo Porter, bench coach Dave Trembley; Tom Lawless named interim manager | astros.com: News

Richard Justice: Astros proceed with unified voice | astros.com: News
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Old 09-01-2014, 10:14 PM
 
Location: Gulf Coast Texas
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Didn't get along... Porter did not like what Luhnow was doing.

Too bad - I liked the energy Porter brought.
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Old 09-01-2014, 10:27 PM
 
Location: Springfield, Ohio
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Bo's personality was pretty abrasive...reminded me of Ozzie Guillen. The Astros were playing teams hard with a roster full of green players, and you couldn't expect much more from him on the field, so it must've come down to a difference of philosophy between the skipper & GM. I wouldn't be surprised if he catches on with another organization in rebuild mode, given how well he works with youngsters.
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Old 09-01-2014, 11:12 PM
 
Location: Gulf Coast Texas
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Larry Dierker ... not fond of the current administration...

Larry Dierker surprised by Bo Porter’s firing

As for Luhnow, Dierker said the general manager’s frequent moves leave him with his head spinning.

“Between waiver claims and trades and demotions and call-ups, it seems like there’s a couple every week of the season and has been for years,” he said.

...
“It would make me nervous, but I know Luhnow has a plan, because that’s all he ever says."
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Old 09-03-2014, 02:59 PM
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Astros got a win last night against a good Angels team, 8-3. Nice start under interim manager Tom Lawless.

And the September callups are here now. We'll see how they fare.
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Old 09-03-2014, 04:28 PM
 
Location: A Land Not So Far Away
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At least, they're playing some pretty good ball right now. Looks like your 70-win prediction might be reached, Case. Some of those callups will get some long looks.
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Old 09-07-2014, 06:32 PM
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At least, they're playing some pretty good ball right now. Looks like your 70-win prediction might be reached, Case. Some of those callups will get some long looks.
And that quest continued today. Astros are now at 63 wins, which means they won't have 100 losses for the first time in 4 years. They're also 4-1 under interim manager Tom Lawless.
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Old 09-09-2014, 12:53 PM
 
Location: Under a bridge
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The Astros are a fun team to watch. They have some good pieces and I'm a big fan of Jose Altuve. Carter is a stud. The Astros will be competing sooner than what most fans thought. I'm a long time Angels fan and its been interesting watching the 'Stros rebuild. They are not that far away. The Astros were always one of my favorite teams in the NL but now they compete with my Angels. I still have a soft spot for them. Jose Cruz, Rafael Landestoy, Cesar Cedeno, Terry Puhl, Enos Cabel, Bob Watson, Ken Forsch and Art Howe started it for me.

-Cheers.
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Old 09-10-2014, 09:05 PM
 
Location: Houston
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And that quest continued today. Astros are now at 63 wins, which means they won't have 100 losses for the first time in 4 years. They're also 4-1 under interim manager Tom Lawless.
I believe some people got free furniture.
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Old 09-11-2014, 07:20 AM
 
Location: Parts Unknown, Northern California
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You guys now have a better record than the defending world champions.
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