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It’s official: the Astros will put the guns back on the Colt .45 throwbacks

Mar 9, 2012, 1:33 PM EDT

UPDATE: The Astros have made it official:

Now, if this sets a precedent in which the Astros listen to the fans speaking, we’re all but assured that their new uniforms next year will have the star-H logo on the caps.

Thursday, 1:34PM: A couple weeks ago we heard that Major League Baseball — in a fit of nanny mania — decided that the the Astros could not put the guns on their throwback Colt .45s uniforms this season.

It was a crazy decision, mostly because it flew in the face of historical accuracy. Also: if you make a decision that even a wimpy pinko lefty like me finds to be silly, you’re off in crazy land.

But now, it seems, sanity has been restored:

Here’s hoping the Astros do the right thing and put the guns back on.  We’re all adults and can handle it. And the kids these days — or any days, really — aren’t so idiotic that they’re going to be sent into violence and delinquency by the sight of Wandy Rodriguez wearing a gun on his shirt.

And besides: no one is going to be watching the Astros this year anyway.

  1. yankeesfanlen - Mar 9, 2012 at 1:47 PM

    YEEEEEE-HAAAAAAAWWWWW! Please cue your favorite “Blazing Saddles” scene.

    • ajcardsfan - Mar 9, 2012 at 5:32 PM

      “Are we awake?”
      “We don’t know, are we black?”
      “Yes we are.”
      “Then we’re awake, but we’re very puzzled.”

  2. aaronmoreno - Mar 9, 2012 at 2:18 PM

    Okay, but if anyone ever gets shot ever again, the blood will be on Houston’s hands.

  3. AlohaMrHand - Mar 9, 2012 at 2:20 PM

    I cannot wait for free firearm night at Minute Maid park.

    • purnellmeagrejr - Mar 10, 2012 at 8:02 AM

      Do you mean “Hard Liquor and handgun night?” where you show your piece and get a pint of Jack?

      • AlohaMrHand - Mar 11, 2012 at 12:01 AM

        Id need more than pint to be able watch the Stros

  4. Baseball Beer Burritos In That Order - Mar 9, 2012 at 3:16 PM

    The sound you just heard was Ted Nugent’s spontaneous erection popping his belt buckle off.

  5. NFL In L.A. - Mar 9, 2012 at 10:47 PM

    Great Move!! I hope they keep the name for good!

  6. vincentbojackson - Mar 10, 2012 at 3:25 AM

    The Astros are making a big mistake.

    Remember when the Washington Bullets changed their name to the Wizards? All gun related violence in the DC area ceased the very next day.

    And by ceased I mean there was absolutely no change.

    This PC crab is a joke.

    • koufaxmitzvah - Mar 10, 2012 at 1:59 PM

      It’s not surprising you’ve re-created history to make your point. The owner of the Washington basketball club was a close friend of Yitzhak Rabin, the Israeli Prime Minsiter who was assassinated. The name change was a result of the owner’s personal views on the mechanism used to murder his friend. The name change was not intended to stop gun violence.

      Poor Dittoheads. Soon your Rush job is going to be selling his own blubber to pay for heating bills, and all of you ignorant, supposed PC-quoting warriors are going to be lost without your leader.

      Oh well. I won’t take it too hard.

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