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I'm betting on a return to navy and orange, 60's inspired throwbacks. NO NAME CHANGE.

Crane indicated that a uniform change was something management has been exploring for a while and if they do want to make a change prior to the '13 season, they'll have to notify Major League Baseball sometime around the start of the '12 season.

Crane also said they would consider a name change, but he indicated nothing was on the horizon on that front.

"We haven't said we're going to do it," Crane said. "Don't jump to any conclusions."

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Would they be the Houston Railmen or something? I could see the train theme being the impetus for a name change.

Been there, done that. They considered changing their name before moving into Enron Field, which is how we ended up with the Astros wearing incongruous South Texas Railmen uniforms.

How about you focus on developing a uniform that just works with the name instead?

best ever was the one with the fire colors on the shoulders. Just the right amount of punch and different.

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Bingo. Done and done.

Do with these old uniforms what the Blue Jays did with theirs, and the Astros are set.

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The biggest thing about it, at the moment, is that the Astros name does not fit in with the team's current look and ballpark.

Ah, good point. I never thought of that. That is tough.

Kind of like my huge pet peeve with the Padres. Their name and ballpark (with bell tower and mission decor) match but the surf/navy colors and motif create a disconnect.

Astros in the modern, state of the art Astrodome is perfect. Astros in a retro, old style ballpark not so much.

Tricky.

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lol...South Texas Railmen. Can't believe that was actually given a thought. Ridiculous.

You're the Houston Astros. You have a name that is both recognizable and solid. It fits the city you play in. Don't even consider changing.

The unis however are dull, bland and don't fit any portion of your identity. Navy and orange. Do it.

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lol...South Texas Railmen. Can't believe that was actually given a though. Ridiculous.

You're the Houston Astros. You have a name that is both recognizable and solid. It fits the city you play in. Don't even consider changing.

The unis however are dull, bland and don't fit any portion of your identity. Navy and orange. Do it.

I don't know if anyone else could put it better. I sure couldn't. I wholeheartedly agree.

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That's madness if it happens.

I've always liked their nickname ... it's a rare one that they don't share as numerous others do (Tigers, Wildcats, Bulldogs, Giants) etc etc.

Their old multi-stripe colored uniforms were a joke

I like their nickname ... their logo ... and the brick color trim, along with the brick alternate jersey. When you're at the bottom changes such as this doesn't do the job, putting together a winning product does ... clue the Washington Bullets Wizards

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Saw this on ESPN.

Nice contribution.

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Can't believe we've gotten this far into an Astros thread and these haven't been posted yet

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With a less terrible number font, these would be perfect.

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Saw this on ESPN.

Nice contribution.

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Can't believe we've gotten this far into an Astros thread and these haven't been posted yet

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With a less terrible number font, these would be perfect.

Couldn't agree more. Swap the navy with black to avoid the supposed clash with the Brewers (which is a ridiculous argument considering all the navy and red teams) and you're set.

Houston Astros is as well one of the best names in sports IMO, changing it would be a HUGE mistake.

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I'm the opposite. That cap logo worked because it was a shooting star (not italic, shooting). The current star logo is just a plain star that's missing a side. It's not moving, it's just sitting there and thus you've defeated the pupose of the missing notch.

And they had that color scheme before the Brewers and will be in a different league than the Brewers so I'm okay with it.

I'd still like to see navy and orange though.

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Black and gold, not something I'd ever thought of before, but I think that would really work. It'd be a unique colour scheme in the majors and fit perfectly with the Astros name, which is too good to change.

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Simple, do a modern version of these...

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A name change would be terrible. "Astros" is one of the all-time great team names. Who cares if it doesn't "match" their stadium? It's not like Progressive Field is decked out in a Native American theme. The Giants don't play in an over sized stadium.

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