August 28, 2012
The Houston Astros are making moves. Next season the team will be the first MLB franchise since the 1997 Milwaukee Brewers to move from one league to the other. The Astros will make the move from the National League Central to the American League West. New owner, Jim Crane, understands that the team is in need of serious modifications in a number of areas. The team’s abysmal record this season and recent number one overall selection in the first year player draft demonstrate the need for a long-term rebuilding project.
In addition to moving from the senior circuit to the American League, the Astros will continue to rebrand by wearing new uniforms. The team is going with a slight retro look, harkening back to the Astros uniforms of 20 years ago. The uniforms will incorporate orange and blue, but in a minimalistic way even in comparison to the uniforms of the 1980’s. The Astros nixed the shooting star they have had on their most recent jerseys and for simplicity’s sake utilize an “H”.
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Authentically Speaking Trivia: Which NFL coach wore a suit while coaching on the sidelines in memory of his father?
Answer to come tomorrow.
Monday's Answer: In 2005 the Colorado Rockies began wearing black vests and originally wore purple under shirts with them.