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A new division and new look for the Astros

Post by Ryan Divish on Nov. 7, 2012 at 11:33 am with 7 Comments »
November 7, 2012 2:18 pm
AP photo

The Houston Astros will join the American League West this season. And when they do, they will be wearing the new uniforms. The Astros debuted the new look (above) a few days ago in Houston. They have gone back to the original orange and black colors of the past.

There is some thought is that bad teams do things like change their uniforms frequently. Oh and the Astros have been oh so bad, winning 56 games in 2011 and 55 games in 2012. Maybe this uniform change will get them to at least 60 wins.

Were the last year’s Astros’ uniforms that bad?

AP photo

Not really.  But hey, it’s a new league. And a new start. A new look couldn’t be bad. It’s kind of like breaking up with a long time girlfriend/boyfriend. You hit the gym, get some  new clothes and clean yourself and get back out there.

Here’s some thoughts from the Houston Chronicle. Here’s some more from Uniwatch’s Paul Lukas

Really, I was hoping they would go back to something more like this …

Any thoughts on the Mariners current uniform situation?

Leave a comment Comments → 7
  1. I blame Obama. For all of it. Especially those old Astros uni’s.

  2. It might take people’s minds off the Seahawks unis. Maybe.

    Probably not.

  3. SandlotSam says:

    The new Astros uniforms look pretty good. Kind of understated, which in baseball is almost always a good thing.

  4. bbnate420 says:

    Welcome, Astros. Thanks for keeping the M’s out of last place.

  5. Ryan,

    The reason why the Astros ditched those unis with the horizontal stripes oh so many years ago was that they stripes made it easier for the umpires to call the high strikes against them.


  6. Finally, someone has asked for my opinion on the Mariners’ uniform situation! I’ve been saying for a few years now, “What do we have to get the M’s to change their unis?” I have to imagine that at least half of the merchandise they sell is the “throwback” variety. Why? Because it’s cooler. I’m a huge fan of the blue/yellow/white Trident style that they wear in their throwback games. I think they should take that style and modernize it a little bit. Kind of like the Sonics did when they went back the the green/yellow scheme. Seriously, it’s been 20 years. No one likes teal anymore. Can you run this up the Mariners flagpole and see if we can make some progress with this? I know I’m not alone in this.

  7. wabubba67 says:

    What judn said!

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