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    New Astros owner considering name, uniform change

    http://abclocal.go.com/ktrk/story?se...all&id=8515996

    The uniforms definitely need changing, I think they're one of the most ugly in baseball. I don't see any problem with the name but i guess if they rebranding will sell more tickets they'll chuck away the tradition.
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    Re: New Astros owner considering name, uniform change

    Name change, perhaps a good idea.

    The name has already changed once there based on the emerging industry of that era, with a league change it would prove to be an oppurtune moment to do it again

    I suggest the older minor league name that predates the Colt 45s

    Houston Buffaloes

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    Re: New Astros owner considering name, uniform change

    Uniform changes would be good as far I am concerned. The current ones are bad.
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    Re: New Astros owner considering name, uniform change

    Hmm I wonder what they will change it to if they do.

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    Re: New Astros owner considering name, uniform change

    Houston Sprawl

    Houston Oilers 2.0

    Houston Aeros

    Houston Sweat

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    Re: New Astros owner considering name, uniform change

    How about the Oilers?

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    Re: New Astros owner considering name, uniform change

    Name changes are BAD for sports. And uniforms for that matter.
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    Re: New Astros owner considering name, uniform change

    I think they should change the name to........The.......

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    Re: New Astros owner considering name, uniform change

    Quote Originally Posted by Ghosts of 1990 View Post
    Name changes are BAD for sports. And uniforms for that matter.
    Ok

    I gotta ask.

    Why?
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    Re: New Astros owner considering name, uniform change

    Bring back the Colt 45's.
    Go Gators!

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    Re: New Astros owner considering name, uniform change

    Man, it would be great if they bought back the rainbow uniforms!

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    Re: New Astros owner considering name, uniform change

    Quote Originally Posted by Ghosts of 1990 View Post
    Name changes are BAD for sports. And uniforms for that matter.
    New York Jets or Titans?

    Padre Brown or Padre Blue?

    Robins or Dodgers?

    Knickerbockers or Knicks?

    Lots of room for manipulation

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    Re: New Astros owner considering name, uniform change

    LOL at the idea of the Astros changing their name. I think they need to give serious consideration to "Ham Fighters" ... presuming of course there are no copyright infringements with Yu Darvish's former Japanese team.

    Houston Ham Fighters.

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    Re: New Astros owner considering name, uniform change

    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou View Post
    New York Jets or Titans?

    Padre Brown or Padre Blue?

    Robins or Dodgers?

    Knickerbockers or Knicks?

    Lots of room for manipulation
    Redlegs or Reds?

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    Re: New Astros owner considering name, uniform change

    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou View Post
    New York Jets or Titans?
    That one was a mistake IMO, Titans is just a better name for a football team, also works better with New York then Tennessee.
    Go Gators!


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