Found January 30, 2012 on The Outside Corner:
Change is scary. It takes us out of our comfort zones, forcing us to conform to a whole new set of societal norms and accept things that are both foreign and unnerving. It doesn't matter if this change is for the better. The end of a toxic relationship, the big move to a big city, starting a new job with new challenges and a bigger paycheck. And of course, the renaming of our favorite sports teams. Fortunately for Houston Astros fans, while certain things about the organization -- namely, the league they're in and the laundry the everchanging roster of players are sporting on the field -- will be changing, one thing about the organization won't.  The name. The Astros will be remaining the Astros even as everything around the organization enters the realm of the unfamiliar. There had been rumblings that new owner Jim Crane would rename the organization as they entered a whole new chapter in their history. And really, on the surface it would almost make sense. The t...
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