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The Astros logo leaks again — this time by Major League Baseball

Oct 30, 2012, 10:00 AM EDT

After a sporting goods store leaked the Astros new logo over the weekend, Major League Baseball apologized to the team for allowing its merchandise out prematurely.  But it happened again. This time it was Major League Baseball which did it on their website with the players’ roster cards:



I imagine another apology is forthcoming, but at this point the cat is out of the bag and the Astros’ official unveiling of the new gear this Friday evening is going to be somewhat anticlimactic.

UPDATE: MLB just tweeted this. It’s rather nonsensical:


How do storm preparations cause this to happen?

  1. stex52 - Oct 30, 2012 at 10:04 AM

    Oh Nooooooooooooooo!!!! The franchise is doomed!

    Next story.

    • okwhitefalcon - Oct 30, 2012 at 7:28 PM

      They should put a lower case “d” in front of the “H” further signifying the Astros move to the AL.

  2. pjmitch - Oct 30, 2012 at 10:05 AM

    Why don’t the Astros just roll it out and be done with it??

    • stex52 - Oct 30, 2012 at 10:37 AM

      Seems too logical. MLB will want something more complicated.

      • Old Gator - Oct 30, 2012 at 11:00 AM

        They could add some interest to the proceedings by having Muhammad Ali on hand. Hey, it worked great for the Feesh!

      • stex52 - Oct 30, 2012 at 3:09 PM

        The roll out was okay. It was the 162 games afterward that got the Feesh.

  3. nagrommit - Oct 30, 2012 at 10:10 AM

    I guess if you’re going to have a space themed baseball team, in Texas, you’re going to have to have a star. Digging the blue, though.

    • jarathen - Oct 30, 2012 at 11:13 AM

      It’s a good design. Looks clean and classic (which of course it kind of is). The star tying Texas to space is neat, too.

  4. bluenoser23 - Oct 30, 2012 at 10:14 AM

    In this day and age, it is almost impossible – and frankly unrealistic – to expect something of this magnitude be kept under wraps for any appreciable length of time (especially when you’re talking about Bud S. and his boob-headed minions)

    • Old Gator - Oct 30, 2012 at 11:01 AM

      Great image. I can just see Joe Torre with a nipple on his head.

  5. bluenoser23 - Oct 30, 2012 at 10:17 AM

    PS. nice, classic looking logo. (in other words, anyone under the age of 35 or 40 will hate it)

  6. echech88 - Oct 30, 2012 at 10:30 AM

    I get they’re from the Lone Star state and a star makes sense…but I’m a little surprised they didn’t go for some branding that really differentiated them from the Rangers being that they are now in the same division as well.

    Also…it was annoying enough when the Rangers went to the red caps & jerseys when they play the Angels…now we have the Astros wearing the same shade of blue against the Rangers.

    • rohlo - Oct 30, 2012 at 3:41 PM

      astros had that shade of blue before the rangers ever moved to texas..get that staright!!! astros original texas baseball team and first team to play a world series on texas soil. astros have a much more toried history than the now bandwagon rangers who are the most choking team in texas sports history!!!!

  7. throughthewickets - Oct 30, 2012 at 10:35 AM

    A lame logo. A lame team. The world is back in balance.

    A circle and a star? That’s the best they could do?

    • Old Gator - Oct 30, 2012 at 11:03 AM

      Whereas complexity works fine for novels, films and music, simplicity works best for logos. I like it very much. I wish to hell the Feesh had left well enough alone.

      • Panda Claus - Oct 30, 2012 at 12:48 PM

        But what’s not to like about the Maroon 5 “M”?

      • Old Gator - Oct 30, 2012 at 3:01 PM

        At my age, I’m just too old for visual stimuli that cause mescaline flashbacks.

  8. mazblast - Oct 30, 2012 at 10:42 AM

    My first thought was, “That looks like a recycled Rangers logo, with slight color changes.” I like it, even though there’s nothing that ties in to the name Astros.

    • jarathen - Oct 30, 2012 at 11:13 AM

      Except the star.

    • rohlo - Oct 30, 2012 at 3:44 PM

      must be a newbie rangers bandwagon fan..astors have had this logo since the 60’s70’s… the original texas team in mlb.. the astros had the star in their uni’s before the rangers moved to texas from washington… texas rangers= chokingest team in texas sports history..

  9. psunick - Oct 30, 2012 at 10:43 AM

    I think Selig owes the owner another 60 million.

  10. nategearhart - Oct 30, 2012 at 11:00 AM

    A few people in these comments don’t know their baseball history.
    This logo is gorgeous. The star-H has been missed for some time.

    • jarathen - Oct 30, 2012 at 11:16 AM

      I think it’s an elegant update to a classic logo. It looks like it belongs on a baseball cap.

      Unlike some teams (MIAMI).

      • Old Gator - Oct 30, 2012 at 3:04 PM

        I just tried to imagine the Feesh M on the tail of a Craig Breedlove rocket car. It didn’t work there either.

    • shackdelrio - Oct 30, 2012 at 12:01 PM

      It is a classic look:

  11. shackdelrio - Oct 30, 2012 at 11:58 AM

    Mike Scott, Kevin Bass and Jose Cruz approve of the change…

    • stex52 - Oct 30, 2012 at 3:07 PM

      Good enough for me. The ’86 team was my all time favorites (to date).

  12. thebadguyswon - Oct 30, 2012 at 12:51 PM

    Nice logo at least.

  13. winkeroni - Oct 30, 2012 at 1:45 PM

    Am I the only one that thinks the Astros should have gone back to being the Colt 45’s after moving out of the Astrodome?

    • Old Gator - Oct 30, 2012 at 3:02 PM

      Nope. You are joined by hundreds of thousands of NRA members.

    • stex52 - Oct 30, 2012 at 3:04 PM

      No you aren’t. But the Colt family retains legal rights to that name. They exercised them in 1965, and that’s why we have the Astros. But it was very timely, what with the space race and all in the ’60’s.

      • forsch31 - Oct 31, 2012 at 1:01 PM

        Not to mention Houston’s connection with NASA.

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