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The Houston Astros have unveiled new uniforms, getting rid of the brick red they've worn since 2000 and returning to the orange and navy blue used for most of the franchise's existence.
The new look coincides with Houston's move from the National League to the American League for 2013.
The color scheme is the same used from 1962-93. They're also using the logo from that era - an orange star with a white `H' in front of it.
Houston also shed its Junction Jack rabbit mascot and returned to a redesigned green space creature called Orbit. He was Houston's mascot from 1990-99.
Team owner Jim Crane says of the uniforms: ''I think it's clean and tight. It's got a little history in it and it's got some of the flashback stuff.''
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In recent years, throwback-style uniforms have become increasingly popular among sports fans. The Houston Astros appeared to have that in mind as they designed their new uniforms.
In 2013, when the team moves to the American League, Houston will be ditching the red-and-black star and pinstriped jerseys
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My reaction is pretty "meh" to these. Not bad, not great. I think I would like the home uniforms more with one of the navy hats.
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