Found February 19, 2012 on Five Tool Tool:
TEAMS: Houston Astros
Are you, like me, wondering just how low we'll go in the throwback fad? Having seen the Memphis Tams abomination, as well as the recent Clippers and Spurs eyesores, I know I am... but the fun part of the thing, really, is the idea that you will get the exact same outfit as what they wore back in the day. Fans of the Houston Astros baseball team -- yes, I was as surprised as you were that not only was Houston still in the league after the Ed Wade Era, but also had fans -- were going to have the opportunity to get their hands on the original Colt 45s gamers.Missing, of course, the smoking revolver that is more or less the whole point of the outfit in the first place.You see, the gun is just too, um, well, on the point for modern eyes. Perhaps it would be picked up by the Wrong Type Of People (young criminals, as if they cared enough to buy American), rather than ironic hipsters or old fans. Maybe they thought they would get picketed by anti-gun activists, as if they actually have ...

Astros remove gun logo from throwback jerseys

From 1962-1964 the team we now know as the Houston Astros were called the Houston Colt .45s. During those three seasons the team went 196-288 and finished no higher than 8th in the National League standings. In 1965 the Colt .45s moved into the newly build Houston Astrodome and were renamed the Astros. [...]

Guns don’t kill people, just drawings of them on jerseys do

The 5oth anniversary of the Houston Astros is being celebrated this year.  Good timing too, since there isn’t anything else to celebrate except the 10th anniversary of the name change from Enron Field to Minute Maid Park.   Anyway, the team is celebrating their existence by wearing alternate jerseys this season.  Most are familiar with their famed jersey from the Nolan Ryan...

Houston hosts MLB's annual Urban Invitational

HOUSTON The success stories extend beyond the raw numbers, although the totals rattled off by Jimmie Lee Solomon, executive vice president baseball development, Major League Baseball, are impressive. In the five years since Major League Baseball opened its first urban youth academy in Compton, Calif., that program has produced 175 graduates that have earned college baseball or...

Astros hope to improve before leaving NL

The Houston Astros are entering their final season before moving to the American League in 2013, and that's not the only transition the franchise is facing. After 106 losses last year, Houston has a new owner, a new general manager and a bit of a clean slate as spring training begins. Houston's pitchers and catchers have their first workout Monday, and the Astros are eager...

Astros sign seven to one-year contracts

The Houston Astros on Saturday signed seven players to one-year contracts, including infielder Brett Wallace, outfielder Brian Bogusevic and relievers Fernando Abad and Fernando Rodriguez.

Astros reach deals with seven players

The Astros announced on Saturday that they have come to terms with seven players on one-year contracts and invited two Minor League catchers to Spring Training as non-roster invitees.

Urban Invitational finals moved to Minute Maid

The weather has spoken once again. The Astros announced Saturday that the final day of the Urban Invitational will be held at Minute Maid Park due to impending rain.
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