Houston, we have a problem with the Astros' new owner


POSTED: Tuesday, January 24, 2012 - 6:00pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, January 25, 2012 - 1:30pm

What's in a name?

In Houston, names change.

Houston Intercontinental is now George Bush Intercontinental Airport.

Hobby Airport used to be Howard Hughes Airport.

Transco Tower is now Williams Tower.

The Johnson Space Center used to be the Manned Spacecraft Center.

The city of Houston used to be Allen's Landing.

The Astrodome was not its original name. It's first name was Harris County Domed Stadium, but even the Astrodome is now the Reliant Astrodome.

The Astros started out as the Colt .45s.

Jim Crane, the team's new owner, wants to change the Astros' name.

To what?

He hasn't said.

But he has said he's serious about it.

Houston fans are seriously against it.

The team that gave us Nolan Ryan has been called the Astros for nearly 50 years.

Houston fans don't want to change that.

The Astros are already changing enough.

The Astros are changing from the National League to the American League after this season.

Houston fans are going to have to get used to the designated hitter.

They don't want to get used to the Houston Whatevers.


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