POSTED: Friday, March 2, 2012 - 8:02pm
UPDATED: Sunday, March 4, 2012 - 11:23pm
Just when I think-- if I hear any more political correctness I'll scream, it starts leaking into the sports world.
This season marks the 50th year of the Houston Astros baseball club.
Years of bad owners and bad decisions have left me estranged from my old team, but there is
still a sentimental attachment.
But this is the 50th birthday of the Astros which used to be known as the Colt .45s.
Well, to celebrate half a century in space city, the 'stros were going to wear throwback uniforms.
You know, the ones they wore when the team was born.
Enter Major League Baseball and the new owner of the team.
They both cowed to political correctness and decided the Astros will wear an old uniform with "Colts" on it, but no picture of a .45 caliber pistol.
Are you kidding me?
Lets see...when the Baltimore Bullets moved to Washington D.C. to become the Wizards, crime went down automatically in D.C. didn't it?
What a load this is.
Yes, the world is different than what it was 50 years ago, but this is hand-wringing at its worst.
If I still followed the team, I might consider canceling my season tickets.
But most have canceled Astros season tickets because the Astros are horrible.
Maybe we should change the name of the Milwaukee Brewers since some folks can't handle their booze.
And Texas Rangers, the team is named after lawmen and now lawwomen who wear badges, also have guns.
Maybe Bud Selig will want to change that too. They can call themselves the Texas Tolerant.
Wouldn't that make us all feel warm and fuzzy.
If I can get my hands on a new shirt with the old logo, I'd wear it to an Astros game and send it to Major League Baseball. Perhaps also while I engage in some non-verbal communication.
That's my point of view, what's yours?
you can email me at email@example.com