"I said, 'Bryce, what at you doing?'" Porter said. "He said, 'Daddy, it's Opening Day.' I said, 'Son, get back in bed. You have to get ready for school.' He said, 'Why do you have to go to school on Opening Day?'"
• PGA golfer Matt Kuchar visited some Astros and Yankees players during batting practice on Tuesday, spending time with Mark Teixeira and Cosart. The PGA Tour is in town this week with the Shell Houston Open.
• Crane said Yankees legend Reggie Jackson would be sitting with him during Tuesday's game. Jackson, of course, is known as "Mr. October," something that's not lost on Crane.
"We hope we can get into October at some point; I'll ask him about that," Crane joked.
• Former President George H.W. Bush, who lives part of the year in Houston, attended Tuesday's game and sat in the front row, near the Astros' dugout, with former First Lady Barbara Bush.
Brian McTaggart is a reporter for MLB.com and writes an MLBlog, Tag's Lines. Follow @brianmctaggart on Twitter. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.