David Barron

David Barron

Houston Chronicle sports media/Olympics writer, contributor to Dave Campbell's Texas Football, serial Sheltie adopter. Say hello to Tyler.

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@MLBNetwork , understandably, is trying to boost eyeballs on its #Astros-Rays  telecast today, so it is streaming the top half of the first inning on Twitter via @MLBNetwork , @MLB , @astros , @Cut4  and @TwitterSports .

For mobile users trying to watch the #Astros  game on @MLBNetwork , you need to access the stream via the MLB At Bat app and then connect by identifying yourself as subscribing to a video provider that offers @MLBNetwork .

#Astros radio bumper music tonight has included "While My Guitar Gently Weeps," "In the Air Tonight" and Golden Earring's "Twilight Zone."

I'm using a different decibel meter today, and I'm in the second row of the press box. but the Bregman double still checked in at 103.9 decibels and the Gurriel RBI base hit at 104.2. #Astros 

A 101.2-decibel salute for Gerrit Cole as he walks off the mound after the eighth. #Astros 

#Astros radio bumper music: "Theme from 'New York, New York'" by Frank Sinatra.

Try not to fall over into a faint upon reading this, but the #Astros  say the Minute Maid Park roof will be closed for Game 1. Game 2 roof plans are TBA.


I regret to report that Sam Spence, the great composer of @NFLFilms  music, has died in Lewisville, Texas. Sam was 88.

Andre Ware on Watson: “This is what Cleveland could have had, and you traded and allowed the #Texans  to do this to you. This is beautiful.”

Rockets at Memphis on Monday is expected to be the first game on Root Sports Houston.

At this moment, Drew Brees of Austin Westlake is the only former Texas high school quarterback to start a Super Bowl at QB. Presuming no injuries next week, Case Keenum of Abilene Wylie or Nick Foles of Austin Westlake will become the second. Go figure.

NBC's Tony Dungy to #Texans : “Sign Colin Kaepernick. You don’t have good QB play. ... There is a mobile QB out there to get.”

Channel 39 in Houston says it will air the University of Houston's football season opener Sept. 2 at UTSA. @UHCougarFB 

. will join ESPN tomorrow in Los Angeles on "Baseball Tonight" and "SportsCenter" as a guest analyst for Game 3 #WorldSeries  #Astros