Astros Throw Back To 'Killer B' Era

By John Ekdahl

The Houston Astros celebrated their 1997 NL Central division-winning team last night, with Craig Biggio and Jeff Bagwell in attendance. Larry Dierker, who managed the team, threw out the first pitch.

It’s time to break out the DunkAroos and jelly sandals … the ’90s are back, and they are better than . . . → Read More: Astros Throw Back To ‘Killer B’ Era

Tee Time

I’ve been trying to mix things up a bit with my weekly Friday Flashback columns on ESPN. Last week, for example, I looked at boxing — a sport I rarely write about — by examining Muhammad Ali’s ring apparel.

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Woodland Drops Trou, Golf World Gets Cheap Thrill

Some PGA follies at the Honda Classic yesterday, as pro golfer Gary Woodland had to remove his pants in order to take a shot while standing in a water hazard.

The announcers’ mention of Henrik Stenson was a reference to the 2009 WGC-CA Championship at Doral in Florida, when Stenson stripped down to his . . . → Read More: Woodland Drops Trou, Golf World Gets Cheap Thrill

Cross-sport Uni Watching, NFL & Golf Edition

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By Phil Hecken

When Paul went on his annual August sabbatical, you guys will recall I had asked readers if they’d like to pitch stories to me (to ensure there would always be content) during his break, and as it turned out, more readers contributed than I had room for — so . . . → Read More: Cross-sport Uni Watching, NFL & Golf Edition