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Green initiative.

So in order to be "more green", the Astros go out and get a bunch of new hats made (and the NBA orders a bunch of new t-shirts and head bands.) Is it just me, or doesn't it make more sense to make less disposable stuff if your intention is to "go green."

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Green initiative.

So in order to be "more green", the Astros go out and get a bunch of new hats made (and the NBA orders a bunch of new t-shirts and head bands.) Is it just me, or doesn't it make more sense to make less disposable stuff if your intention is to "go green."

YAAAAY HYPOCRISY!!!!

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I think it really depends on what they end up doing with the caps. If they auction them off and donate the proceeds to some environmental organization, then I guess it makes sense. Also, I've always thought of this green initiative thing as kind of a means to an end. A "you need to spend money to make money" kind of thing. They're spreading awareness of environmental issues by wearing green. If doing stuff like that actually makes people think a little more about being eco-conscious (and act on those thoughts), then mission accomplished. Judging by this, the Astros seem legit about this program, so in the end I think this is more of a good thing than a bad one. It looks like they are "walking the walk" and not just wearing green caps to feel good about themselves.

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I think it really depends on what they end up doing with the caps. If they auction them off and donate the proceeds to some environmental organization, then I guess it makes sense. Also, I've always thought of this green initiative thing as kind of a means to an end. A "you need to spend money to make money" kind of thing. They're spreading awareness of environmental issues by wearing green. If doing stuff like that actually makes people think a little more about being eco-conscious (and act on those thoughts), then mission accomplished. Judging by this, the Astros seem legit about this program, so in the end I think this is more of a good thing than a bad one. It looks like they are "walking the walk" and not just wearing green caps to feel good about themselves.

As long as people don't come on here and say this is a good idea but the Stars and Stripes hats are stupid. Talk about hypocrisy.

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Green initiative.

So in order to be "more green", the Astros go out and get a bunch of new hats made (and the NBA orders a bunch of new t-shirts and head bands.) Is it just me, or doesn't it make more sense to make less disposable stuff if your intention is to "go green."

Never underestimate Uncle Drayton's (and Astros President Pam Gardner's) ability to create promotions out of thin air with the sole intention of making a few bucks! There's a reason that Minute Maid Park looks like a NASCAR track.

A quick little story regarding the hypocrisy listed above. I attended an event two summers ago where a few Astros players, along with Drayton and a few front office employees were going to symbolicly plant a few trees in Houston's new Discovery Green Park. The park is located in downtown, about a half mile (if that..) from Minute Maid Park. The gathering of players and personell for the Astros totalled to about 8-9 people. How did they make the 0.5 mile journey? They caravaned in THREE SEPERATE HUMMERS to the location. To add to that they LEFT THE ENGINES RUNNING WHILE THEY PLANTED THE TREES. That was about a 45 minute process.

Sorry for the all-caps, but this always bothered me and I'm far from a tree hugger. It bothered me much more in a "hypocritical" way.

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First the NBA, now MLB. I really hope the NFL resists this crap...the hot pink is enough. Let the teams wear their real colors.

Im with you Buster. Can you imagine green hockey puck next season or the Yankees in green pinstripe.

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wow, why didn't they use these for st. pattys day? And I also sort of cant believe that they are 59fiftys and not some sort of hat with velcrow in back.

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Also I remember a few years ago some rockies players were wearing green 59Fiftys in the clubhouse and "green week" was coming up, I though we would see them on the field but we never did

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