Let’s Go Astros !

UPDATE – October 12, 2019 – Boys of October – MLB – ALCS

2019 MLB ALCS "Boys of October" - Yankees vs Astros

cartoonityvuehouston says WELCOME TO TEXAS !

UPDATE: October 10, 2018 – MLB POST SEASON TO CONTINUE IN HOUSTON !

2018 ALCS matchups between the top 2 teams begins Saturday, Oct.13th at Boston’s Fenway Park.  Boston RED SOX vs Houston ASTROS


View of Minute Maid Park, home field of MLB’s Houston Astros from the George R. Brown Convention Center’s Rusk Balcony.

cartoonityvuehouston says, here's a look at Minute Maid Park, home field for MLB AL West Houston Astros.

Houston Astros play the Cleveland Indians in Game 3 of ALDS today, October 8th in Cleveland. Houston can wrap up the AL West Division Series today and move on to the AL Championship Series to begin October 13th.

cartyoonityvuehouston says, LET's GO ASTROS


View from GRB’s Rusk Balcony just west of Minute Maid Park

Downtown Houston’s Convention District view from GRB’s Rusk Balcony of Biggio’s @ Marriott Marquis on right, Discovery Green in the center, and HiIton Americas on the left.

cartoonityvuehouston says, this is the view overlooking Avenida De las Americas @ Walker St

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Inside GRB Center’s Hall D for 2018 HITECH Houston Show

The front side of George R. Brown Convention Center facing Discovery Green Park at Polk St. & Avenida de las Americas. The 2018 HITEC HOUSTON hospitality technology show is June 18 – 21, 2018 inside Hall D.

cartoonityvuehouston says the GRB Convention Center has apx 1.6 million square feet of event space.cartoonityvuehouston says, grab a seat and watch the world go by outside the GRBAvenida Houston in front of George R. Brown Convention Centercartoonityvuehouston says, HITECH Houston

 

 

 

 


Set-up activity inside GRBC Hall D for HITECH Houston Show 


Hall D booth set-up for SINGLE DIGITS & PSAV.

SINGLE DIGITS ~ singledigits.comPSAV Presentation Services ~ PSAV.COMcartoonityvuehouston says WELCOME TO TEXAS !

Outside Houston’s Toyota Center – Calm before Game 7

UPDATE: May 29, 2018 – Unfortunately, Houston Rockets fan’s hopes and dreams for a 2018 NBA Finals chance ended last night with loss to Golden State Warriors.  NBA Playoffs Finals begin on Thursday night May 31st, with the Golden State Warriors vs. Cleveland Cavaliers…meeting again for the FOURTH straight year…


Outside Houston Rockets home court in Downtown Houston, the Toyota Center before NBA West Finals Game 7. Hoping for the best tonight, May 28th and a Houston trip to 2018 NBA finals vs Cleveland.

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Houston’s GRB Convention Center

Houston’s George R. Brown Convention Center has about 1.8 million square feet  of flexible meeting space in meeting rooms, ballrooms and exhibit halls. Make sure to wear your comfortable shoes as this place is huge.

Frontside of GRB facing Discovery Green along Avenida de Las Americas

GRB Convention Center along Avenida de Las Americas and Discovery Green

Live Shot Camera of Discovery Green across from the Avenida Plaza


3rd Floor GRB Lobby

3rd Floor GRB Lobby


3rd Floor Hallway to GRB Meeting Rooms

GRB Floor Plans

 

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Downtown’s Discovery Green, GRB Center, Marriott Marquis

Discovery Green is Houston’s premiere Downtown ‘Central’ Park. The George R. Brown Convention Center and the Marriott Marquis are within a short walking distance from each other, and many downtown destinations.


Looking across Houston’s Discovery Green towards the GRB Convention Center 

cartoonityvuehouston says, visit Discovery Green Houston


View of the Marriott Marquis Houston on an early Houston morning

Marriott Marquis Houston at 1777 Walker St. in Downtown


Setting Rigging, Lights, Audio and Video in the Marriott Marquis Ballroom

Setting Houston Marriott Marquis Ballroom

Marriott Marquis Ballroom
Setting Houston Marriott Marquis Ballroom

     Avenida Houston in front of George R. Brown Convention Center         Marriott Marquis Houston

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Four Seasons Hotel from Dallas St. Parking Lot

I found the ‘cheap’ parking for $7 for the day along Dallas Street right across the street from the Four Seasons Hotel Houston.  I use BESTPARKING Houston and PARKOPEDIA Houston websites to find parking when Downtown.

Four Seasons Hotel from Dallas St. Parking LotWorked two long days as A2 for PSAV for an Energy Financial & Accounting event in the Ballroom with two screens, podium mike, 2 hand held wireless mics, and 11 wireless lav mics.

The Four Seasons Ballroom is set and ready to go !

Ballrom at Four Seasons Houston

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Working Downtown at Houston’s Hilton Americas

HOUSTON HILTON AMERICAS by cartoonityvuehoustonWas thankful for PSAV Presentation Services work at the Hilton Americas setting up A/V & projection for a large convention last week. It was another beautiful clear dry Houston spring day.

The Hilton is located at 1600 Lamar Street, right next to downtown’s Discovery Green park and the George R. Brown Convention Center.  It’s just a stones throw from the Toyota Center [NBA Rockets Home] and Minute Maid Park [MLB Astros Home]. And just across the freeway is BBVA Compass Stadium [MLS Dynamo Home]. It’s all right in the midst of the revitalized convention district of Houston.

So, Get outside and enjoy these days before the heat and humidity soon come !


George R. Brown Convention Center from Hilton Parking Garage

Houston GRB Convention Center by cartoonityvuehouston


Houston Skyline View Looking West from a Hilton Conference Room. The building behind the palm trees on the left is the Toyota Center. Home of NBA’s Houston Rockets.

Houston Skyline View from Hilton Americas by cartoonityvuehouston

HOUSTON'S TOYOTA CENTERcartoonityvuehouston says GO ROCKETS !!

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SAY WHAT ? – ASTROS in 1st Place in MLB AL WEST !

UPDATE: October 27, 2017

CONGRATULATIONS to 2017 MLB AL West Champions Houston Astros

NOW FACING LA Dodgers in 2017 MLB World Series


  • from August 30, 2015 – With 162 games in a LONG regular season, I’m not much of a baseball fan until it really counts, in October….finally playoff time. So I had to double check when I saw this.  But the Houston Astros are presently 72-58,  good enough for 1st in the AL Western Division. They have the most wins in a season since 2010 and still have about 30 games left to play ! 

Hou-Astros.156x149Wondered how this could be ? Found this very interesting article in USA Today: “Overshifting a huge part of first-place Astros’ success”.

Apparently a key reason is by using a complex statistical model as a guide for their innovative and aggressive defensive shifting on the field. The Astros lead all of baseball with 587 overshifts according to Baseball Info Solutions data . This has helped them become one of the better defensive teams in MLB.

MinuteMaid-Park-2.b.t.ct.823x616WAY TO GO ASTROS !  Minute-Maid-Park-175x174

Always loved that retractable roof at Astros ball field Minute Maid Park. (AKA The Ballpark at Union Station, Enron Field, and Astros Field)

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