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The Crawfish Boxes Apr 1, 2020
The Wisdom of Crowds: Jose Altuve wins TCB March Madness

The Wisdom of Crowds: Jose Altuve wins TCB March Madness

Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports Many people think we got it wrong. I beg to differ Jose Altuve is the winner of TCB’s March Madness. Purists throughout TCB-land are screaming... FOUL. Of course, it’s both the flaw and the fun of elimination tournaments that they often lead to unpredictable results. In this case, it was the luck of the draw that in the elite eight matchup, it just so happened that the only two Hall of Famers in Astros history went head-to-head. Then, in the semi-finals, Jose Altuve beat Craig Biggio by two votes, who narrowly beat Jeff Bagwell in the previous...
The Crawfish Boxes Mar 31, 2020
Poll for the Greatest Astro of All Time

Poll for the Greatest Astro of All Time

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports Vote for Lance Berkman or Jose Altuve This is it folks. March Madness is almost over. It’s down to two, Lance Berkman and Jose Altuve. Vote below.
The Crawfish Boxes Mar 31, 2020
Vote Lance Berkman for TCB March Madness

Vote Lance Berkman for TCB March Madness

Photo by Bob Levey/ Lance Berkman was the face of an era for the Astros The finals of TCB’s March Madness are here, with Lance Berkman entering the final round after blowing out Billy Wagner and Jose Altuve narrowly beating out Craig Biggio on the other side of the bracket. I’m not sure that Berkman will be able to stop Altuve’s runaway momentum given that he beat out a 3000-hit player and one of the Astros’s two Hall of Famers, but Lance’s case absolutely still deserve to be heard. The Astros’ first round pick in 1997, and a local product out of Rice University, Berkman...
The Crawfish Boxes Mar 31, 2020
The Case for Jose Altuve as the Number One Astro

The Case for Jose Altuve as the Number One Astro

Thomas B. Shea-USA TODAY Sports The nostalgia of postseason baseball should carry your vote here. The March Madness tournament here at the Crawfish Boxes comes down to just two beloved Astros: Jose Altuve and Lance Berkman. Orange and blue versus the brick red and black, if you will. One represents the new-age, albeit controversial version of the franchise while the other reminds us of past baseball heroics, Uncle Drayton, and Junction Jack. I could easily site various stats and rates on this one, but I decided I won’t for a nice change of pace. Sometimes it is alright to view...
The Crawfish Boxes Mar 30, 2020
The Finalists in the TCB March Madness ARE:

The Finalists in the TCB March Madness ARE:

drum roll please The Finalists are in! Lance Berkman cruised to victory over Billy Wagner, with 163 votes to 93. In a nail-biter, Jose Altuve beat the Hall-of-Famer Craig Biggio by two votes, 146-144. This short article is an open-forum for commenters to argue who should win TCB’s Astros March Madness. We will publish articles in support of each candidate and the final ballot tomorrow. The announcement of our winner will be Wednesday
The Crawfish Boxes Mar 27, 2020
Craig Biggio is the Easy Pick for TCB’s March Madness

Craig Biggio is the Easy Pick for TCB’s March Madness

Why the Astros’ first Hall of Famer should be your #1 pick There’s no doubt the Final Four in TCB’s March Madness is a strong group of players. Jose Altuve’s on a Hall of Fame pace, Lance Berkman had a strong case even if he was ignored by voters, and Billy Wagner still has a good chance to get inducted before he falls off the ballot. But there’s a reason that Craig Biggio was the first player to go into the Hall of Fame as an Astro. The Astros’ first round pick in 1987 (22nd overall), Biggio made his debut the next season as the team’s catcher, and won his first of five...
The Crawfish Boxes Mar 24, 2020
March Madness: Top 8 Day 2

March Madness: Top 8 Day 2

Jose Altuve vs Nolan Ryan Jose Altuve .315/.364/.463 with 128 HR, 538 RBI, and 254 SB for 36.7 WAR 1x MVP (4 other top 15 finishes), 6 All-Star Selections, 1 Gold Glove, 3 Batting Titles Until this off-season, there was really not a single negative thing people could say about Jose Altuve. A too-short to make the team, cut multiple times, signing a $10,000 contract to becoming an MVP and World Series Champion is basically a story made for a movie. Altuve oozes charisma and you can see the fun he has playing the game. It’s invigorating to watch him as it’s not just his excellent...
The Crawfish Boxes Mar 20, 2020
March Madness: The rest of the Sweet Sixteen.

March Madness: The rest of the Sweet Sixteen.

Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports The winners of the first half of the sweet sixteen round of the Greatest Astros of all time have been determined. They are: Jeff Bagwell, Jose Altuve, Lance Berkman, and Billy Wagner. Here’s a replay of our very favorite, beautiful as always, Julia Morales, announcing the sweet sixteen finalists. Today’s match ups are: Craig Biggio vs Larry Dierker, Nolan Ryan vs Mike Scott, George Springer vs Charlie Morton, and Alex Bregman vs Michael Brantley. Craig Biggio vs Larry Dierker Jim Rassol-USA TODAY Sports The first...
House of Houston Mar 20, 2020

Astros: Top 5 recent sports moments: Jose Altuve’s walk-off

Altuve’s walk-off bomb in the ALCS caps off the Top 5 recent Houston sports moments. Let’s revisit this iconic moment in Houston Astros history. “Altuve has just sent the Astros to the World Series” are words Houston Astros fans will never forget. So deservedly it caps off the Top Five moments of Houston sports in 2019. […] Astros: Top 5 recent sports moments: Jose Altuve’s walk-off - House of Houston - House of Houston - A Houston Sports Site - Texans, Rockets, Astros, Dynamo, Cougars and More!

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