Larry Dierker Chapter meeting recap – 3/20/2023

The Larry Dierker Chapter meeting was held on Monday, March 20, 2023, beginning at 7 pm central time at the Spaghetti Western Italian Restaurant at 1608 Shepherd Drive in Houston. There was a Zoom option for those wishing to attend remotely. Click here to watch a video recording of this meeting on YouTube.

We talked a lot about what is going on with the chapter in the next few months. Some of the items on the agenda that we covered were details for this year’s Larry Dierker Houston Chapter Astros Win Contest, the impact of the Jose Altuve Injury, more Astros 2023 concerns, a new fantasy baseball league for the chapter, and the Astros gold uniforms sale scheduled to begin on March 22 at noon at the Astros team store.

Just in time for the kickoff of the 2023 baseball season, the chapter invited Sugar Land Space Cowboys radio announcers Mike Acosta and Gerald Sanchez. The two talked about their long history of announcing sports together, the upcoming Space Cowboys season, and then took questions from the audience.

Mike Acosta is a Houston native. He spent 22 years with the Astros where he was the team historian and authentication manager. Mike established the Astros Hall of Fame. Mike has broadcasted baseball/football since 2001 for high school, college, and minor leagues including the Sugar Land Space Cowboys. He owns an online media company called Houston City Beat that creates original content that tells stories from around the Houston area. He also owns Astrodome reIMAGINEd LLC, a company dedicated to the future of the Astrodome. He also handles branding and communications for two other companies.

Gerald Sanchez is a native of Victoria, Texas. He has been in broadcasting for almost 31 years. In addition to broadcasting Sugar Land Space Cowboys baseball, he owns Legacy Sports Network. LSN Sports specializes in broadcasting high school and college sports online and on mobile devices.