Dallas Braden's Letterman Top Ten List

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A couple of chuckles during Dallas Braden’s appearance on Letterman last night — I think No. 8 is my favorite — but really, we’ve seen better with athletes (UPDATE: Sorry! Forgot to say what the Top 10 List actually was. It was the top 10 thoughts Dallas Braden had during his perfect 4-0 game against the
Rays):

No. 10: Grandma’s right. Stick it, A-Rod.

No. 9: I did it! Oh crap, it’s only the 4th inning.

No. 8: Seriously, how cool a name is Dallas Braden?

No. 7: Now maybe Justin Bieber will notice me.

No. 6: I must not tell the world I’m Iron Man.

No. 5: This is something they can never take away from me. But
for $50,000, you can have my glove.

No. 4: This next pitch, eyes closed.

No. 3: Even I’ve never heard of me.

No. 2: I should at least give up one hit so I don’t have to do
Letterman.

No. 1: Maybe I can give Kate Hudson a call.

Astros Extend Jeff Luhnow Through 2023

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The Astros have agreed to a contract extension with Jeff Luhnow through 2023. They’ve also given him a promotion. Or, at the very least, a new title, as he is now president of baseball operations as well as GM.

Luhnow, who was hired following the 2011 season, quite obviously built the Astros from a 100+ loss train wreck into the World Series champions. They are a top contender for that title once again in 2018. That the Astros would even think about shaking him loose any time soon was a fantasy, so this move should be considered a formality.