Love is in the air. Astros wives dish about their hubbies.


Kory Blum met her future husband, Geoff, while out with friends one night in L.A., and within minutes, both knew they had found “the one.”

Nicole and Roy Oswalt have known each other for most of their lives, but it was a chance meeting at a high school choral competition that sped up the course of their casual friendship.

Nicole Oswalt and Kory Blum spilled the beans about marital bliss in the February edition of Houston Lifestyles & Homes magazine, available in stores around town and online at

The Astros wives were refreshingly candid about what makes their marriage work, and while this might generate some ribbing from their husbands’ teammates when Spring Training starts next week, their words offer a peek into a side of baseball players we normally aren’t privy to.


 “I have never laughed so hard or been so carefree,” Kory says of her courtship with Geoff. “I loved his easy-going personality, his love of life, and was delighted to find we had dreams of common goals.”


Writes Nicole: “I could tell at a young age that he would be a good man, hard working, responsible with good morals and values, and he’s never let me down.”


Sampson’s new pitch: a changeup

Chris Sampson revealed plenty of notable nuggets during his appearance on Astroline Wednesday night, including the news that he’s developed a changeup to add to his repertoire this season.

“It’s been six years coming,” he said. “When I got sent down to Round Rock last year, there as a pitcher on that staff — Roy Corcoran. He had a good changeup. I asked how he held it, played catch with it. It felt comfortable in my hand for the first time in six years. When I throw it right, it’s pretty good.”


College Classic

Tickets are available for The 2010 Houston College Classic, which will take place at Minute Maid Park from March 5-7. The field of teams includes TCU, Houston, Texas Tech, Missouri, Texas and Rice.

Daily admission is $13 or $30 for all three days. Kids ages 4-14 can enter for $6 a day, or $15 for a three-day pass. You can order tickets online by clicking here, or by calling 1-800-ASTROS2.


I saw Blum and his wife at a concert last summer. They looked 100% genuinely in love. It’s always good to see a happy couple like that.

I don’t know what it is? But baseball player wives are some of the nicest people I’ve ever met. I don’t know if you can say that about other sports?

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