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The Astros in the AL may not be a new idea

Lance Berkman may not like the plan to move the Astros to the American League, but the team’s current owner is OK with the switch. And back in 1960, the ownership group that brought Major League Baseball to Houston didn’t care which league it was placed in; they just wanted a team. From The New York

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From ND to MLB: Brad Lidge

Brad Lidge is one of two baseball players whose time at Notre Dame coincided with mine. He pitched from 1996-98, putting together a 13-5 record and 4.86 ERA, with 143 strikeouts in 129 2/3 innings. Though he’s worn No. 54 throughout his Major League career, in South Bend Lidge donned No. 20, the same digits

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From ND to MLB: Frank Carpin

As the “From Notre Dame to the Major Leagues” series resumes today, it bears a new look. First, it has a graphic, however rudimentary, that, when clicked, will take you to all of the posts in the series. There’s a simple graphic — an include, as we call it in the biz — embedded in

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Myers wants to ‘stick it’ to Phillies

I go back and forth on Brett Myers. I’ve met the guy a couple of times, and he was decent, cordial, and didn’t come off as a prick — which he certainly can sometimes in the media. He can be a tough pitcher when he’s healthy and focused, but he has had injury issues the

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Final evaluation of the 2004 Beltran blockbuster

It has been 5 1/2 years since the Royals traded Carlos Beltran to the Astros in a three-team deal also involving the Oakland A’s. Houston, of course, only had Beltran through the 2004 postseason (that amazing eight homer, 14-RBI, .400+ postseason) before he signed with the Mets. The A’s got Octavio Dotel in the deal

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