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Alex Layman, Author at Through The Fence Baseball

Alex Layman

Alex lives in Austin, TX, and works for a non-profit organization. He also writes about sports, food, traveling, literary things and whatever else catches his interest. He's currently working on a book about his misadventures and quest for surf in the Panamanian countryside.

By Alex Layman On Tuesday, August 30th, 2011
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How some of the shortest players in baseball history changed the game

Watching Astros second baseman Jose Altuve is just pure entertainment. Like Nate Robinson winning dunk contests in the NBA or Maurice Jones-Drew barreling through bigger defenders in the NFL, fans love to watch More...

By Alex Layman On Monday, August 29th, 2011
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Ursa Minors: A new Astros era

Welcome to the new Astros Minor League column. Sticking the theme of Astronauts (Astros) and space, I’ve decided to call this column Ursa Minors, like the constellation. Clever, right? ( … Right?) Rigghhtt. More...

By Alex Layman On Wednesday, August 17th, 2011
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Astros quick hits: Ba-da-bing, ba-da-boom

A rare sight this season, the Astros finally have a reason to celebrate after the signing of two top prospects, followed by Brian Bogusevic's walk-off grand slam. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images) Entering Tuesday More...

By Alex Layman On Sunday, July 31st, 2011
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Astros quick hits: A new low for Ed Wade

Houston Astro fans aren't happy with the trade of Michael Bourn (above) and Hunter Pence, the two most marketable faces of the franchise. For the second year in a row, the Astros have traded not only their two More...

By Alex Layman On Thursday, July 28th, 2011
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What the Beltran deal means for Hunter Pence

So the Carlos Beltran sweepstakes is over, with the defending champs receiving a much-needed offensive boost and the Mets finally done with Beltan’s bloated contract (kind of). The real intrigue, however, is not More...

By Alex Layman On Wednesday, July 20th, 2011
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Astros quick hits: Keppinger first to be moved

Jeff Keppinger's mantra since being traded to San Francisco: "Free at last!" (Thomas B. Shea/Getty Images) The Houston Astros have completed the first of what is sure to many deals before the trade More...


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