Published: Thu, August 31, 2017
Medical | By Garry George

Rangers, Astros feuding at wrong time

The Texans diverted to Dallas after their game in New Orleans over the weekend, choosing to set up camp there with the final pre-season game set for Thursday night.

Instead, the Texans will return home Wednesday for the first time in almost a week after authorities found a safe route for the team to drive. "Right now there's more important things than football". The weather this week, meaning our forecast isn't great and so if we play here and potentially lose a game and now you've got to make it up on one of only two remaining days for both clubs and then the competitive piece just adding a challenge to our club down the stretch.

It wasn't just another night at the ballpark for the Houston Astros and Texas Rangers, who can't stop thinking about everyone back home affected by Hurricane Harvey. "We'll take your home series, '" Ryan said.

The Astros could also host the New York Mets at Tropicana Field starting Friday, depending on the flood conditions in Houston.

Now that they don't have to play the last preseason game, the Texans can spend a few days with their families and then begin preparation for the first regular-season game September 10 against Jacksonville at NRG Stadium.

The Astros are playing their three-game series against the Texas Rangers in St. Petersburg, FL. Others in the stands were Texas residents visiting Tampa Bay.

He said seeing the devastation in Houston is shocking. My family is back in Houston. He spoke to his parents on Monday morning.

"People are used to flooding, but nothing like what they've seen this week". "They've got a lot of land so it has to cover the land first before it gets to their house". Watt was asked if the game could provide a "nice distraction for the people in Houston".

Teams and athletes got in on the fundraising efforts for what will undoubtedly be a long rebuilding process.

The owner of the Texans, Robert McNair, has pledged $1 million, which will be matched by the NFL's charitable foundation.

Tennessee Titans owner Amy Adams Strunk made a million dollar-donation to Watt's relief fund. Still, manager Jeff Banister said it was understandable that players from both teams would have their minds elsewhere, with so much of the nation's attention on the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey and its impact on so many in Houston and the surrounding areas. Major League Baseball also contributed to the cause, joining with the players association to donate $1 million to the Red Cross and relief organizations chosen by the players.

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