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The 2018 Major League Baseball season is upon us and the Houston Astros will begin the season on the road in Arlington for a three-game series at Texas from Thursday, March 29 –Saturday, March 31.

The Astros celebrated on Saturday Night Live in New York

Sports has always been a getaway from frustration, boredom, fear, you name it. As humans, we turn to sports to get relief from the battles we are enduring, if only for a few hours at a time. But sports isn’t the same. There is more emphasis on player contract extensions or daily fantasy play than the actual enjoyment of watching a game. 

But the Houston Astros have changed all that.

Scott Feldman of the Houston Astros

Houston Astros pitcher Scott Feldman hosted a group of injured veterans and their families for a Thursday night baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays. The game Aug. 20 provided the wounded service members a chance to engage with other veterans in a social atmosphere. It also let them watch the American League West Division leading Astros in action.

Defending champion Rory McIlroy returns to defend his PGA Championship title.

Football scrimmages begin Friday

Teams from across Southeast Texas braving the heat since Aug. 3 will finally get to face someone with a different helmet and jersey Friday, Aug. 14, when teams can begin scrimmaging.

Scott Kazmir (top), Beaumont’s 16u Sun Devils, Justin Carr and Mel Farr

Detroit Lion, Hebert grad Mel Farr dies

Former Detroit Lions running back Mel Farr passed away suddenly at his home Aug. 3 in Detroit at the age of 70.