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The Astros new logo has been leaked

Oct 27, 2012, 9:28 AM EDT

The bad news: the Astros new logo was accidentally leaked yesterday when a shirt with it on there was displayed at an Academy sporting goods store in Houston.

The good news: it’s pretty cool:

Within minutes of that tweet going crazy, the store pulled the merch and issued an apology.

No apology necessary for the Astros, though: cool old school logo, bringing back both the star-H, for which we have advocated for a long time now and bringing back the orange and blue, which just seem way more Astros than anything.

  1. m3dman3 - Oct 27, 2012 at 10:03 AM

    Good God that is hideous.

    • Old Gator - Oct 27, 2012 at 10:12 AM

      Brave new world, that hath such logos, innit?

      • stex52 - Oct 27, 2012 at 12:00 PM

        What do you want, originality in marketing?

    • drewsylvania - Oct 27, 2012 at 11:06 AM

      It really is.

    • okwhitefalcon - Oct 27, 2012 at 12:47 PM

      There’s a DH joke in here somewhere…

  2. florida76 - Oct 27, 2012 at 10:15 AM

    Wise choice for the Astros, this is a case of old school beating new school.

    • js20011041 - Oct 27, 2012 at 10:32 AM

      I love it. How many times do you see teams, in any sport, wearing classic uniforms and wonder, “why don’t they wear those all the time?”

      • dcfan4life - Oct 28, 2012 at 1:28 AM

        Man there are like what, 5 throwback uniforms worth wearing. I can think of 2 in football, the Redskins and Lions. I cant think of any in baseball…

    • deadeyedesign23 - Oct 27, 2012 at 2:05 PM

      I would love if this were old school beating new shool but this IS new school. Repurposing an old logo by chiseling the type an addin false dimension to the star is new school design. Honestly I think this thing is just lazy.

  3. rabbi187 - Oct 27, 2012 at 10:32 AM

    Classic. Best logo in baseball. Now all we need is major league ball players.

  4. kiwicricket - Oct 27, 2012 at 10:37 AM

    Hydrogen Astros ?

    • ptfu - Oct 27, 2012 at 11:05 AM

      Why not? Hydrogen lifts space missions, and space missions lift(ed?) Houston. The Astros hope to lift Houston some day…

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liquid_rocket_propellants#Hydrogen

      • kiwicricket - Oct 27, 2012 at 12:59 PM

        All those hydrocarbons in the dome was the real reason they didn’t win anything?

  5. mqcarpenter - Oct 27, 2012 at 10:42 AM

    Better story would have been a leak that they planned to sign players that can play above high school level.

    • stex52 - Oct 27, 2012 at 12:02 PM

      This is getting you some thumbs, but I happen to agree. Otherwise you are just tying a Christmas ribbon around a bag of crap.

      • paperlions - Oct 27, 2012 at 1:56 PM

        Except, they aren’t selling anyone on the idea that they will be competitive this year, are they?

        Plus, look at the FA market…it’s full of fail. There just isn’t anything to spend money on.

        The Astros are kind of like the collapsed economy, once people really looked at it, they realized it was much worse than they originally guessed and that it would take more effort and time to climb out of the hole than originally estimated.

      • stex52 - Oct 27, 2012 at 10:26 PM

        Did you see the cumulative OPS for that outfield, Paper? Just a couple of journeymen would at least help them be competitive occasionally.

  6. alexb64 - Oct 27, 2012 at 10:46 AM

    It will be a nice throwback to distract everyone from the fact that they’ll be playing in the American League.

    • stex52 - Oct 27, 2012 at 11:59 AM

      We’ll need a little distracting over that. But we’ll get over it. Not much choice. Wave of the future, and all that crap.

      • koufaxmitzvah - Oct 27, 2012 at 12:40 PM

        It doesn’t have to be. Fans need to revolt when necessary. The Dodger boycott in LA woke the Commish up.

        Money talks, bullshit walks. Ideally.

      • paperlions - Oct 27, 2012 at 1:58 PM

        Nah, that boycott didn’t do anything….they had to wait until whatshisass couldn’t pay his bills before they could legally move in…..in any case, the bankruptcy was coming anyway, which is what really facilitated the change. I suppose one could argue that the boycott might have moved up the bankruptcy by one month….but probably not even that….with the amounts of money we’re talking about, selling a few K fewer tickets/game didn’t have much effect.

      • jeffa43 - Oct 29, 2012 at 5:07 PM

        What we need is a rain out

  7. kelshannon19 - Oct 27, 2012 at 11:18 AM

    Where’s Stex52?

    • stex52 - Oct 27, 2012 at 11:47 AM

      Right here. A little on the fence. I would have liked something a fresher, but it certainly has its historical reference points. I personally like the linear broken star logo. But this gets the right colors and is grounded in Houston.

      My question is, how will it look on a World Series pennant? I mean, that’s what it’s really about.

      • indaburg - Oct 27, 2012 at 2:27 PM

        I like it. It’s classic, retro, simple, and clean. The lone star harkens to their Texas and aeronautical roots. I don’t like it when unis try to do too much (e.g. current Marlins, old Devil Rays, Astros circa 1970s and 80s).

  8. riverace19 - Oct 27, 2012 at 12:01 PM

    They won’t win 60 games next season. How about the JR Richard style jerseys?

  9. natslady - Oct 27, 2012 at 12:06 PM

    It looks like a high school letter. Soda shops and 1950s convertibles…

  10. kkolchak - Oct 27, 2012 at 3:46 PM

    I remember when the White Sox switched over to their Good Guys Wear Black look in 1990 just as they were finally shedding off decades of mediocrity and ugly uniforms. At least this is an indicator that someone in the organization is finally making good decisions.

  11. humanexcrement - Oct 27, 2012 at 4:11 PM

    Have people forgotten how repulsive fashion was in the 80s? What’s with everyone digging up their ugly old uniforms? Then again–it isn’t nearly as bad as those old Anaheim Angels uniforms with the ridiculous wings or the purple D’Backs uniforms or the old Astros uniforms with the ugly brown stripes. Guess it could always be worse. I suppose uniform changes every other year are just a reality of the game at this point.

  12. mybrunoblog - Oct 27, 2012 at 4:26 PM

    Well done Houston Astros. We have seen the Orioles and Blue Jays go old school in recent years and now the Astros do it. Now if somebody can get the Nats to resurrect those Expos jerseys…….

  13. forsch31 - Oct 27, 2012 at 9:16 PM

    The star and the H should have never left the Astros’ uniform. Thrilled to see it back.

  14. stlouis1baseball - Oct 29, 2012 at 12:05 PM

    Love the new logo. Old school…yes. But moreso…it’s very neat and clean.
    Sometimes (most of the time in my opinion)…simple is the best. Well done Astro’s!

  15. onehokiefan - Oct 29, 2012 at 4:11 PM

    Hey here’s a concept: Instead of hiring some braniac with a PHD to invent or design something, just ask Joe Fan what his opinion is and go with it.

    • jeffa43 - Oct 29, 2012 at 5:26 PM

      I challenge anyone to say they have spent more cash on Astro shirts, hats, jerseys and misc. over the last 33 years than me…. I know it’s sad, but….

      The shooting star jersey of the Dierker era is the fans favorite. You can’t give us wins, at least listen to us and give us the look we want.

      On what we need… Time machine back to 94 minus the strike.

  16. jeffa43 - Oct 29, 2012 at 5:38 PM

    MLB should apologize for extorting us into the AL West!

    I saw Goodell go into a phone booth last April and came out looking like Selig.

    Same bs different season.

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