Brian McTaggart

@brianmctaggart

I am the Astros beat writer for MLB.com and have been covering the team since 2004. I graduated from the University of Houston.

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Mike Trout bobblehead (sorry if it's sideways)

I can't see Texas from here

Marwin Gonzalez as Dikembe Motumbo in Astros clubhouse

Biggio and Berkman

Lyle Lovett and Craig Biggio

Lyle Lovett practices National Anthem.

Astros manager Bo Porter interviewed by Milo as Humber, Harrell look on

Crawfish time in Texas ~

Busses await to take Astros to airport

Astros' players luggage is ready to go.

My final Florida sunset for 2013

Jonathan Singleton of the #Astros

Bo Porter talks to David Wright #Mets

Bo Porter, Jeff Murphy and Joe Girardi

Astros equipment truck packing or Houston.

Astros closer Jose Veras shows off his medals.

Domingo Ayala, Jeff Luhnow and Bo Porter

Astros trying out a new player who's wearing gold chains

Carlos Correa awaits BP in Viera

Sand storm at blows my mind