Astros caravan dates released. Autograph appearances listed here.

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The Houston Astros 2011 Caravan will begin on January 13 with three full days of visits throughout the Houston area.  In addition to numerous community visits, all three days will include free public autograph sessions at Academy Sports + Outdoors stores. 

The team will also make a two-day trip to Oklahoma City (Jan. 18-19), a three-day trip to Austin (Jan. 18-19) and San Antonio (Jan. 20), travel to Corpus Christi and Victoria (Jan. 21), and hit the road for three days in Temple (Jan. 24-26).  The team’s annual winter trek will wrap up back in Houston with a multicultural caravan that will visit fans in culturally diverse communities throughout Houston (Jan. 27-29).

More than 25 Astros players, alumni, coaches and front office staff will take part in the 2011 Caravan.  A listing of the public appearances open to fans are listed below. Additional details will be released in January, and please note that all player appearances are subject to change.

HOUSTON AREA – JANUARY 13-15

Thursday, January 13
Brian Bogusevic, Chris Johnson, Matt Lindstrom, Larry Dierker and Jim Deshaies

Academy Sports + Outdoors (Webster)
? 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
? OPEN TO FANS AND ALL MEDIA

Friday, January 14
Chris Johnson, Matt Lindstrom, Hunter Pence, Bobby Meacham, Jimmy Wynn and Dave Raymond

Academy Sports + Outdoors (Katy)
? 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
? OPEN TO FANS AND ALL MEDIA

Saturday, January 15
Brian Bogusevic, Michael Bourn, Matt Lindstrom, Bud Norris, Shane Reynolds and Brett Dolan

Academy Sports + Outdoors (College Station)
? 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
? OPEN TO FANS AND ALL MEDIA

Academy Sports + Outdoors (Cypress)
? 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
? OPEN TO FANS AND ALL MEDIA

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OUTER MARKETS – JANUARY 18-21 AND JANUARY 24-26

Tuesday, January 18 – Oklahoma City
Brad Mills, Brandon Lyon, Jeff Bagwell, Milo Hamilton and Fred Nelson, Astros Director of Player Development

Academy Sports + Outdoors (Oklahoma City)
? 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
? OPEN TO FANS AND ALL MEDIA

Wednesday, January 19 – Austin
Clint Barmes, Brett Wallace and Bill Brown

Academy Sports + Outdoors (Austin)
? 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
? OPEN TO FANS AND ALL MEDIA

Thursday, January 20 – San Antonio
Clint Barmes, Brett Wallace, Bill Brown

Academy Sports + Outdoors (San Antonio)
? 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
? OPEN TO FANS AND ALL MEDIA
_____________________________________________________________

Friday, January 21 – Corpus Christi and Victoria
Brad Mills, Bud Norris, Doug Brocail, Milo Hamilton and Fred Nelson, Astros Director of Player Development

Academy Sports + Outdoors (Victoria)
? 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
? OPEN TO FANS AND ALL MEDIA
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Tuesday, January 25 – Temple
Brad Mills, Humberto Quintero and Milo Hamilton

Academy Sports + Outdoors
? 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
? OPEN TO FANS AND ALL MEDIA

Temple Mall
? 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
? OPEN TO FANS AND ALL MEDIA
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MULTICULTURAL CARAVAN HOUSTON AREA – JANUARY 27-29

Thursday, January 27
Brian Bogusevic, Alex Trevino and Francisco Romero

Fiesta Mart
? 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
? Free, public autograph session
? OPEN TO ALL FANS AND MEDIA

Saturday, January 29
Jason Bourgeois, Michael Bourn, Alex Trevino and Francisco Romero

Astros/MLB Urban Youth Academy Clinic
? 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
? OPEN TO ALL FANS AND MEDIA

7 Comments

Points central, north, west, and south covered… points east?… nothing for us Golden Triangle-rs?… *whimper*

You wrote that the caravan will make a two day trip to OKC on the 18 & 19th, but the dates only show the 18th in OKC. The 19th is listed as Austin. I’m confused.

You wrote that the caravan will make a two day trip to OKC on the 18 & 19th, but the dates only show the 18th in OKC. The 19th is listed as Austin. I’m confused.

Any idea who will replace Matt Lindstrom on the caravan?

Maybe the front office hasn’t noticed, albeit there are a lot of things they haven’t noticed, but that’s another story, there are a lot of Astros Fans in Louisiana.. would be nice if they made a trip, maybe to the Academy in Lafayette. Please if you do, don’t bring Hall, bring Keppinger.. he’s a real Astro.

Maybe the front office hasn’t noticed, albeit there are a lot of things they haven’t noticed, but that’s another story, there are a lot of Astros Fans in Louisiana.. would be nice if they made a trip, maybe to the Academy in Lafayette. Please if you do, don’t bring Hall, bring Keppinger.. he’s a real Astro.

Sorry about the confusion…a few things have been shuffled and the latest schedule shows a public autograph session on Jan. 19 at an Academny in OKC…at the same time, a group will be in the Austin area. Autograph sessions include Jan. 19 (Austin) and Jan. 20 (San Antonio).

No replacement for Lindstrom yet. Chris Johnson has been added to the Central Texas trip.

Obviously, we’re still nailing down the final plans. This is chalenging when you’re attempting to shuffle players in and out of town and accomodating their schedules as well :) Thanks for your patience; I believe an update release with schedules and times will be distributed this week.
Thanks!
Alyson

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