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Jim Crane is the sole bidder for the Astros

May 3, 2011, 11:33 AM EDT

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Last we heard of Drayton McLane’s efforts to sell the Astros, he was speaking to three potential bidders. The only one whose identity we knew was Jim Crane, the Houston businessman who (a) at one time a couple of years ago tried to buy the Astros; and (b) last year almost landed the Rangers in a partner-up deal with Mark Cuban.¬†Now, however, there is a sole bidder and it’s just Crane. Zach Levine reports.

It’s been a while since we had a quick, seamless and drama-free transfer of ownership. But it looks like we’re going to get it here.

Note to Jim: If you take over, go back to emphasizing orange and blue. Maybe even using the logo to the right, with Minute Maid Park’s picture replacing the dome. And even if you don’t go that far, at least give them back the caps with the capital H superimposed over the star. ¬†Classics never go out of style, man.

  1. ThatGuy - May 3, 2011 at 11:45 AM

    They should go back to the Colt .45s. Best name ever…

  2. Jonny 5 - May 3, 2011 at 11:49 AM

    I like the idea of the emblem with no stadium myself, just take it out. Oh, and they have one with a combo of what you just mentioned, and it’s pretty cool too.

    http://sportsdesignblog.typepad.com/.a/6a01127953797128a4011571e55f16970b-150wi

  3. gostros19 - May 3, 2011 at 5:05 PM

    If we are talking new jerseys and classics, the Stros need to go back to the navy, gold and white style in the late 90′s. Nothing beats those

  4. Ick McWang - May 3, 2011 at 7:32 PM

    if the deal with crane doesn’t go through, the local tampa guys are reporting that houston attorney kenny freidman, and father of rays front office guru andrew freidman, has put in a backup offer. word is if he somehow gets the team, he is intent on bringing his son and gerry hunsicker to the team. as a rays fan that would suck, because those two are who really built the rays into what they are now

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