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08:52 AM ET 10.02 | Major League Baseball has not yet approved the sale of Drayton McLane's interest to Jim Crane as owner. Commissioner Bud Selig seems to have reservations about Crane's past inflammatory comments about minorities and women. Crane also would have to sign off on moving to the American League as part of a revamped format of two 15-team leagues, with three divisions of five teams each. There has been resistance from the Astros and their fans, even though the move would create a natural rivalry with the Rangers. One problem is that they'd be in a West Division, which they feel would hurt TV ratings because of the late starts.

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October 2, 2011  09:34 AM ET

It's Marge Scott all over again......

October 2, 2011  09:34 AM ET

Late starts will hurt this team? How about the crappy players and crappier management hurting this team? When the Phillies win the WS, will the Astros front office get a ring?

October 2, 2011  09:34 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

It's Marge Scott all over again......

Ahh, the golden age of baseball ...

October 2, 2011  09:58 AM ET

So... It's not bad enough that Rangers fans are stuck with 9:30 division game starts... now Astros fans should suffer the same?

Eff Selig!!!!!

October 2, 2011  10:24 AM ET
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So... It's not bad enough that Rangers fans are stuck with 9:30 division game starts... now Astros fans should suffer the same? Eff Selig!!!!!

Texas should just change to Pacific time. All of the places that matter are on it already.

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October 2, 2011  11:36 AM ET
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Texas should just change to Pacific time. All of the places that matter are on it already.

I wouldn't say everything, my friend...

Until you can match the State Fair of Texas, you have a long, long way to go.

October 2, 2011  02:39 PM ET

the astros its the phillies minor league system, whenever the phillies need some good talented player they only have to get them from the astros for free, wonder who the royals belong to as a minor league system??

October 2, 2011  05:55 PM ET
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How's Cody Ross' golf game lately?

See! The Giants aren't even in the playoffs and you're still talking about their players. That's importance my friend.

October 2, 2011  07:41 PM ET
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Marge Scott???? SCHOTT.

I remember when Schottzie the St Bernard was humping Pete Rose's leg during an on field appearance and Marge told Pete that he'd better leave the dog alone until it was done or he'd have to clean up her backyard with his tongue.

 
October 2, 2011  09:04 PM ET
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Marge Scott???? SCHOTT.

Sorry, she is very forgettable.

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