Found March 10, 2012 on
The current Houston Astros uniforms can best be described as "Star light, star bright, first star I see tonight." They're Colt .45s throwbacks could go by a different slogan: "Say hello to my little friend." After initially being told by Major League Baseball that they could not put an image of the eponymous revolver on their throwback jerseys, the Astros -- who were known as the Houston Colt .45s before they change their name to coincide with the opening of the Astrodome in 1965 -- will use a historically accurate version of their former jerseys after all. As noted on...

Astros to wear original Colt .45s uniforms

The pistol is back, for a limited time. After taking a few days to let fans offer their opinion, the Houston Astros announced Friday they will wear the original Houston Colt .45s uniforms pistol and all during their April 10 and 20 games at Minute Maid Park. "We made this decision for a number of reasons," Astros owner Jim Crane said. "We listened to our fans,...

Houston to keep guns on throwbacks

After initially prohibiting the Astros from including a pistol on their throwback Houston Colt .45s jerseys, Major League Baseball has reconsidered and will now allow the gun to remain on them.

Astros will keeps guns on Colt 45 throwbacks

The commies in the MLB offices tried to put a stop to this, but fans in Houston have won this battle. MLB left the decision to the club, and the club listened to their fan base. It was the least they could, since afterall, they don’t give them a good ball club to watch. Breaking: Jim Crane announced today Astros will wear authentic Colt 45s jersey April 10 & 20. “The fans...

History Wins: Astors to Wear Throwback Colt .45s Uniforms with "Pistol"

As reported yesterday, the Astros had been weighing whether to approve wearing the original Colt .45s logo that adorns a Colt pistol as part of the club’s celebration of their 50th anniversary. Given the change in society when it comes to associating guns to sports teams (see the Washington Bullets as another example), seeing if MLB would approve (they deferred to the Astros),...

Tigers' split squad rained out vs Astros

Wandy Rodriguez wouldn't let a rainout knock him off a schedule that will allow him to start on opening day for the Houston Astros. The left-hander was slated to make his second start of the spring Sunday against a Detroit Tigers split squad but the game was postponed because of a steady downpour. Rodriguez pitched anyway. ''I threw about 60 pitches in the bullpen...
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