POSTED: Friday, March 9, 2012 - 6:53pm
UPDATED: Friday, March 9, 2012 - 10:42pm
It's not too often during the segment that I can come out and say we have an update and common sense has prevailed, but this time I can.
I mentioned last Friday that this season is the 50th anniversary of the Houston Astros.
Looking back, they're going to use throwback uniforms.
This idea was made popular by the NFL in the 1990s.
The one hitch in the Astros situation was that before they became the Astros during the height of the
space race, they were launched as the Colt .45s.
You know, one of the guns that won the West.
Well, in an act of political correctness by the office of Major League Baseball, they said, you can put Colts on the throwback uni's but no pictures of guns.
I'll say now like I did last Friday, I know the world is different now than it was in the early 1960s.
But, not allowing the team to wear a slogan of Colt .45s and a picture of a Colt .45, the item the team was named for and the uniform the team actually wore for years, is ridiculous.
Well, I and many others with a whole lot more pull than me objected.
And late this week, Major League Baseball backed down and said it was good with them if it was good with the new owner.
Luckily, they agreed with the fans wishes.
So, according to the Houston Chronicle, 2 times next month, the Astros will take the field with full regalia of the Colt .45s.
Gun and all.
Then, the rest of the season, when it's throwback night, they'll be wearing those hideous uniforms of the 1970s.
Sounds like a fair deal for everyone.
That's my point of view, what's yours?
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