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MLB apologizes to Astros for leaking new logo

Oct 29, 2012, 2:50 PM EDT

I-am-sorry

Over the weekend Calcaterra noted that the Astros’ logo changes for 2013 had been leaked ahead of this Friday’s planned unveiling, as a local sporting goods store briefly had merchandise featuring the new logo before pulling them from the shelves.

Apparently some products with the new logo were also available online via MLB.com, because Major League Baseball Properties and MLB Advanced Media have issued the following apology to the Astros:

We apologize to the Houston Astros and their great fans for the premature, online availability of officially-licensed product featuring the new Astros logo. It is an error that should have been caught and an error we regret.

Not a huge deal in the game scheme of things, of course, and most importantly the Astros’ new logo looks pretty good.

  1. Old Gator - Oct 29, 2012 at 3:05 PM

    Well, they just don’t make new logos out of the same tough material from which they made the old logos. Let’s just hope they patch that flimsy thing quickly so all the air doesn’t run out of it.

  2. onehokiefan - Oct 29, 2012 at 4:06 PM

    “We apologize to the Houston Astros and their great fans for the premature, online availability of officially-licensed product featuring the new Astros logo. It is an error that should have been caught and an error we regret.”

    Caught……really? What a crock of sh**, like they accidentally did it. Any organization that is headed by ‘Bud Selig’, which in plain ol’ english stands for ‘Limp Oatmeal’, is very capable of accidents such as this.

    Kapish ??

  3. willclarkgameface - Oct 29, 2012 at 4:07 PM

    The new logo is the old logo. Who cares?

    The best Astros uniforms were the ones from the mid 90s. These new ones are going to be hideous again like they were in the late 80s, not as bad as the early 80s.

  4. stabonerichard - Oct 29, 2012 at 4:35 PM

    It’s not terrible, but has sort of a sonic the hedgehog vibe to me.

  5. fearthehoody - Oct 30, 2012 at 12:20 AM

    Awesome! Now there will be a team underneath the Mariners in the AL West Standings!!!

  6. Chipmaker - Oct 30, 2012 at 7:57 AM

    As an outraged Astros fan (at the moment anyway), I demand MLB rescind the Astros’ move to the AL! It is the only gesture which will fairly redress this grave injustice.

    Worth asking for.

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