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Astros AAA going back to Round Rock

Discussion in 'Houston Astros' started by Nachobar, Jul 16, 2016.

  1. Nachobar

    Nachobar Where’s my chips?

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    Friend does ticket promotions for the Express and said that they will be the in the Astros system next year. Rangers are taking AAA to San Antonio.

    Don't know if this has been confirmed yet; just thought it would be nice for other 'Stros fans in Austin to hear.
     
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  2. Buck Turgidson

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    Their player development contract with the Rangers runs through '18, but that doesn't mean there can't be a mutual agreement to do otherwise.

    It's only a question of "when". I'd love it to be sooner than later.
     
  3. DarkHorse

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    Great news for me! :) Might actually attend some games.
     
  4. Houstunna

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    There should be a pro team in the SA-Austin area.
     
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    I'm surprised New Orleans doesn't have one.
     
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    A friend of mine from Baton Rouge said LA is more of a baseball state than football :confused:

    Shocked the hell out of me.
     
  7. leroy

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    When I was living in RR and they were the Astros team, I went to 20-30 games per season. Only went when OKC came in after the change. Austin had always been an Astros territory but it switched fairly quickly when the Express went to the rangers. When Nolan made the change and the Ryan family was no longer involved in Arlington, it's been a foregone conclusion that the Astros would move back to RR. I wouldn't be terribly surprised to see them eventually purchase the franchise.

    I love going to games at the Dell Diamond. It's a great experience for all ages.
     
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  8. body slam

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    If true this is great news.
     
  9. leroy

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    Baton Rouge for sure. They love their LSU baseball.
     
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    This would be great that's just 45 minutes from my home :)
     
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    Because they couldn't support it financially.
     
  12. Nick

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    Yeah, I see them trading in football season tix for better baseball ones all the time... ;)

    Louisiana may have an underrated passion for baseball... but it still pales in comparison for their devotion to football.
     
  13. Rockets Pride

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    Outstanding news
     
  14. Rockets Pride

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    And I just confirmed with a front office person.
    This is a done deal and he was told the news yesterday.
    Bastard shoulda texted me yesterday so I coulda broke the news!!!
     
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    They love everything LSU is good at, being the One School in a sports crazy state will do that. They support and travel amazingly well for both sports, but seeing a football game in Baton Rouge (you best be prepared if it's a night game) is an experience like no other.
     
  16. Robert Snyder

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    It's supposed to be a four-way move/swap of teams:

    San Antonio Missions (AA) ownership purchases and moves Colorado Springs AAA team to San Antonio.

    Texas Rangers move AAA affiliation from Round Rock to new San Antonio AAA

    San Antonio Missions (AA) stays in Texas League and moves to Amarillo

    Houston Astros move AAA affiliation from Fresno to Round Rock
     
  17. msn

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    WOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

    So happy! (Hope to see links confirming this soon!)
     
  18. Buck Turgidson

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    Thanks for the triangulations. That's great news.

    I'll miss seeing Tex League games in SA though, but that's a small price to pay.
     
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