***** Official Houston Astros 2019 Season Thread *****

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Frok said:

Hmmmm. You all got me thinking. Maybe it's time to get rid of U-Verse
When I moved to Ohio for work in 2017, the only cable available to my apartment complex was AT&T. I sucked it up and signed a two year price lock which transferred with me back to Houston last year. That contract just ended Monday and I promptly switched back to Comcast. It has been night and day. UVerse is 10 years behind when it comes to the technology and platform.

I would make the switch. Or at the very least, tell AT&T you already have and get them to make you a deal.
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expresswrittenconsent said:

$55 per month just to watch the astros (no espn) sounds like a pretty bad deal. Add in a few more services and you are paying almost as much as cable with a much much crappier user interface.

Thanks horrible 30 yr ATT deal.
I split it with Friends. We share the login and after the season we will cancel (no contract) and then we will get it again come April.

Then we all split youtube TV for football season. Been chord free since May. Haven't looked back since
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expresswrittenconsent said:

$55 per month just to watch the astros (no espn) sounds like a pretty bad deal. Add in a few more services and you are paying almost as much as cable with a much much crappier user interface.

Thanks horrible 30 yr ATT deal.

Comes out to about $2 per game. Worth it for us who watch most every game.

And no even if you need to add another service to get ESPN it's still cheaper than cable.

And the interface is not much much crappier. Only downside is there is no easy prechannel button so to flip channels is a bit of a hassle but honestly both my wife I think the picture quality itself is better than cable.

To each his own I guess. Just passing along info I've gathered in the past few weeks figuring all this out.
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mazag08 said:

Frok said:

Hmmmm. You all got me thinking. Maybe it's time to get rid of U-Verse
When I moved to Ohio for work in 2017, the only cable available to my apartment complex was AT&T. I sucked it up and signed a two year price lock which transferred with me back to Houston last year. That contract just ended Monday and I promptly switched back to Comcast. It has been night and day. UVerse is 10 years behind when it comes to the technology and platform.

I would make the switch. Or at the very least, tell AT&T you already have and get them to make you a deal.

Interesting. I wonder if the apt complex lockin had a different level of tech, or of they (Att/uverse) use different tech in different markets. You mention them being outdated but in my market they are much better tech than the competition.
Spectrum/Time Warner offers a DVR with 2 tuners, and you need a coax connection to each box. Uverse offers 6 tuners so you can record 5 or 6 things at once, connects via ethernet cable rather than coax, and connects to the main router for your primary box and offers wireless connected set top boxes for other rooms.
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mazag08 said:

Frok said:

Hmmmm. You all got me thinking. Maybe it's time to get rid of U-Verse
When I moved to Ohio for work in 2017, the only cable available to my apartment complex was AT&T. I sucked it up and signed a two year price lock which transferred with me back to Houston last year. That contract just ended Monday and I promptly switched back to Comcast. It has been night and day. UVerse is 10 years behind when it comes to the technology and platform.

I would make the switch. Or at the very least, tell AT&T you already have and get them to make you a deal.


I need to do something. U-Verse keeps jacking up my price and the only thing I watch is sports. That's why Fubo doesn't sound like a terrible deal. Even if I do Fubo + Sling I would still be paying less to watch the same thing.

Only thing I worry about is crappy streaming quality.
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Get a smart tv and stream it through reddit. Use psvue or something for everything else. It has the sec network and espn.
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for those with fubo is it only available in the big city, or can I get it out in the country (Austin County)?
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With Netflix and the new Disney bundle, the only reason I keep directv is for Astros, Rockets, & Aggies. My last conversation with them went fairly well. They dropped my bill down to $58. I have no idea how.
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third coast.. said:

Get a smart tv and stream it through reddit. Use psvue or something for everything else. It has the sec network and espn.
PS Vue has been jacking up prices slowly but is finally to the point I need to look around. When I initially cut the cord and joined up several years ago the package with SEC Network was $35/mo and made a lot of sense. Now it's $60!
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Farmer1906 said:

With Netflix and the new Disney bundle, the only reason I keep directv is for Astros, Rockets, & Aggies. My last conversation with them went fairly well. They dropped my bill down to $58. I have no idea how.
if you yell at them enough on the phone and get transferred to the top hindu, you can usually get some sort of discount
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AstroAggie15 said:

Farmer1906 said:

With Netflix and the new Disney bundle, the only reason I keep directv is for Astros, Rockets, & Aggies. My last conversation with them went fairly well. They dropped my bill down to $58. I have no idea how.
if you yell at them enough on the phone and get transferred to the top hindu, you can usually get some sort of discount
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Yea That's true. I'm not sure other services ate cheaper though. Still better than cable or satellite.
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HvilleAggie said:

third coast.. said:

Get a smart tv and stream it through reddit. Use psvue or something for everything else. It has the sec network and espn.
PS Vue has been jacking up prices slowly but is finally to the point I need to look around. When I initially cut the cord and joined up several years ago the package with SEC Network was $35/mo and made a lot of sense. Now it's $60!
Directv Now is the same...only reason I've stayed with them is because HBO is $5/month still, if they jack that up then I'm bailing to something else
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AstroAggie15 said:

Through 42 games, yordans 162 game pace is:

165 RBIs
200 hits
54 home runs
54 doubles

ROY has to be a lock, those are mvp numbers
Pretty cool that we were able to add a bat to our lineup midseason that produces like Mike Trout, is a lefty, has 6-7 years of controllability and we didn't have to give anything up to get him.
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tjholley16 said:

AstroAggie15 said:

Through 42 games, yordans 162 game pace is:

165 RBIs
200 hits
54 home runs
54 doubles

ROY has to be a lock, those are mvp numbers


I'd be interested to see Gurriel's 162 game pace since he's started his hot streak. It's got to be similar or even better than that
here are the batting splits since july with a Min of 98 plate appearances

http://www.espn.com/mlb/stats/batting/_/split/43/league/al/minpa/100
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CFTXAG10 said:


Did anyone notice Springer got up gingerly after sliding into 3B yesterday and seemed to wince some as he was walking into the dugout after he scored? Berkman and KE mentioned it on the broadcast. Just wondering if he is okay.
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I'm guessing the day off is related. He's probably fine but they're playing it safe. JMO
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Phrasing said:

CFTXAG10 said:


Did anyone notice Springer got up gingerly after sliding into 3B yesterday and seemed to wince some as he was walking into the dugout after he scored? Berkman and KE mentioned it on the broadcast. Just wondering if he is okay.
I did notice it. But, Berkman mentioned EVERYTHING last night.
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Use a VPN and the MLB app on your smart TV or device. I need to learn to cast my phone to the TV as that VPN and the app are l****. Still better than no game.
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AT&T SportsNet SW (@ATTSportsNetSW) Tweeted:
Game 2 lineup! -MM https://t.co/toQc9bOjeQ

http://houseofhouston.com/author/dshedd/
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Son of a ***** I left my computer at my hotel so I cant watch the game today
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third coast.. said:

Son of a ***** I left my computer at my hotel so I cant watch the game today

Im sure thats what you were going to be watching
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expresswrittenconsent said:

mazag08 said:

Frok said:

Hmmmm. You all got me thinking. Maybe it's time to get rid of U-Verse
When I moved to Ohio for work in 2017, the only cable available to my apartment complex was AT&T. I sucked it up and signed a two year price lock which transferred with me back to Houston last year. That contract just ended Monday and I promptly switched back to Comcast. It has been night and day. UVerse is 10 years behind when it comes to the technology and platform.

I would make the switch. Or at the very least, tell AT&T you already have and get them to make you a deal.

Interesting. I wonder if the apt complex lockin had a different level of tech, or of they (Att/uverse) use different tech in different markets. You mention them being outdated but in my market they are much better tech than the competition.
Spectrum/Time Warner offers a DVR with 2 tuners, and you need a coax connection to each box. Uverse offers 6 tuners so you can record 5 or 6 things at once, connects via ethernet cable rather than coax, and connects to the main router for your primary box and offers wireless connected set top boxes for other rooms.

Not talking about that kind of tech.. more about the actual service and platform. Using AT&T is like going back to 2005 with the irrelevant addition of an awful menu.

If you've never used Xfinity.. you have no idea how awful the crap you have is. I would pay an extra $20 every month if the choices were UVerse or Xfinity.and everything else was the exact same.
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AstroAggie15 said:

tjholley16 said:

AstroAggie15 said:

Through 42 games, yordans 162 game pace is:

165 RBIs
200 hits
54 home runs
54 doubles

ROY has to be a lock, those are mvp numbers


I'd be interested to see Gurriel's 162 game pace since he's started his hot streak. It's got to be similar or even better than that
here are the batting splits since july with a Min of 98 plate appearances

http://www.espn.com/mlb/stats/batting/_/split/43/league/al/minpa/100

Change it to 75 plate appearances and Brantley and Alvarez pop up in the top 10.
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Xfinity has the absolute worst customer service. I've dealt with them before and it's beyond unbearable.

After dealing with what I dealt with I vowed to never give them another penny of my money.
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Ag_07 said:

Xfinity has the absolute worst customer service. I've dealt with them before and it's beyond unbearable.

After dealing with what I dealt with I vowed to never give them another penny of my money.


I think they've improved. I vowed the same thing and took about a 10 year break from them. It was pretty much my only option when I moved to New England.

Nice thing is I'm not blacked out from mlbtv up here
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So fun story from last night. I was given tickets on row 1 of the club level on the first baseline.

The pitch before Yuli's 4th-inning HR was fouled over right to where we were sitting. I reached out over the rail with my hat as far as I could to make the play. The ball proceeded to take the hat right out of my hand and down to the section below. I've now confirmed that my failure made both the TV and radio broadcasts.

Luckily the people below were able to throw my hat back up to me.
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the Astros went past 2 million in season attendance last night.

on pace for about 2.8 million total for 2019
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the Rockies are starting a guy named Peter Lambert today.

his ERA away from Coors Field is decent: 3.63

but so was Marquez' last night
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Haha I remember seeing that on the tv broadcast. Lance talked about you (along with everything else under the sun) after it happened. Glad you got your hat back
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That's an average of more than 34K. On a capacity of 43K. That's a decent %
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http://houseofhouston.com/author/dshedd/
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YellAg2004 said:

So fun story from last night. I was given tickets on row 1 of the club level on the first baseline.

The pitch before Yuli's 4th-inning HR was fouled over right to where we were sitting. I reached out over the rail with my hat as far as I could to make the play. The ball proceeded to take the hat right out of my hand and down to the section below. I've now confirmed that my failure made both the TV and radio broadcasts.

Luckily the people below were able to throw my hat back up to me.
sorry, man - I booed you last night.....
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ontheedge said:

Use a VPN and the MLB app on your smart TV or device. I need to learn to cast my phone to the TV as that VPN and the app are l****. Still better than no game.


Try smart DNS instead of VPN.
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