Miami Heat's Dwyane Wade surprises perseverant fan at her prom

Miami Heat's Dwyane Wade surprises perseverant fan at her prom

MIAMI, May 19 (UPI) -- The Miami Heat's Dwyane Wade said he wanted to make a Miami teen's prom "a memorable moment," so he surprised her by showing up at her senior prom.

Karim Wade arrested for embezzlement

DAKAR, Senegal, April 16 (UPI) -- Karim Wade, the son of Senegalese ex-President Abdoulaye Wade, was arrested for allegedly embezzling billions of dollars during his father's rule, police said.

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Couple marries at uncle's funeral

PHILADELPHIA, March 28 (UPI) -- A Philadelphia couple, honoring a deceased loved one, got married at his funeral, in a surprise ceremony that astonished 850 onlookers in the church.
Astros shake up front office

Astros shake up front office

HOUSTON, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- The Houston Astros, coming off a 106-loss season, said Sunday they have dumped Ed Wade as general manager and Tal Smith as team president.
Astros' Rodriguez goes on disabled list

Astros' Rodriguez goes on disabled list

HOUSTON, May 28 (UPI) -- Houston Astros starting pitcher Wandy Rodriguez will be put on the 15-day disabled list with fluid on his left pitching elbow, the team said Saturday.

Astros sign Myers to 1-year deal

HOUSTON, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- Pitcher Brett Myers signed a one-year contract with the Houston Astros Tuesday, general manger Ed Wade said.

Injuries end Mike Hampton's season

HOUSTON, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- Left hander Mike Hampton of the Houston Astros is done for 2009 because of left shoulder and knee ailments.
Astros waive pitcher Shawn Chacon

Astros waive pitcher Shawn Chacon

HOUSTON, June 26 (UPI) -- The Houston Astros have waived pitcher Shawn Chacon after his indefinite suspension for insubordination following an altercation with General Manager Ed Wade.

Astros sign free-agent Kazuo Matsui

HOUSTON, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- Free-agent infielder Kazuo Matsui has signed a three-year contract with the Houston Astros.

Ed Wade named Houston Astros GM

HOUSTON, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- Ed Wade was hired Thursday as general manager of baseball’s Houston Astros by team owner Drayton McLane.

Gillick named Phillies' GM

PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- The Philadelphia Phillies Wednesday hired Pat Gillick as their new general manager.

Randy Wolf to have elbow surgery

PHILADELPHIA, June 23 (UPI) -- Philadelphia Phillies left-hander Randy Wolf decided Thursday on season-ending elbow surgery.

Phillies acquire Urbina from Tigers

PHILADELPHIA, June 8 (UPI) -- The Philadelphia Phillies acquired right-handed closer Ugueth Urbina Wednesday in a three-player trade with the Detroit Tigers.

Phillies put Worrell on DL at his request

PHILADELPHIA, May 6 (UPI) -- The Philadelphia Phillies placed reliever Tim Worrell on the 15-day disabled list Friday, at his request.
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Ed Wade

Ed Wade (born January 31, 1956) is the current General Manager of the Houston Astros. Currently ranked the 29th best general manager in Sports Illustrated.

Wade started his baseball career in 1977 as an intern in the Phillies public relations department. In 1977, he was named public relations assistant for the Astros and was promoted to public relations director in 1979, replacing Kenneth "Flannel" Mung. In 1981, he left Houston to become the public relations director for the Pittsburgh Pirates, and he remained with that club for five seasons.

In 1986, Wade returned to Houston to work as an associate for Tal Smith Enterprises, a firm that has provided consulting services to 26 of the 30 Major League Baseball clubs. The most recognized functions have been in the preparation of arbitration cases, the financial appraisal of franchise, contract negotiations and other baseball-related matters.

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