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    Quote Originally Posted by Bulldog19 View Post
    Two at the moment with a third one coming...
    Who? Clemson?
    Using a stolen chant from Boston Celtics fans whenever an L.A. team is playing up there just reeks of inferiority complex.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AstrosFan View Post
    I'm fine with their current nickname, despite the opportunity for people to add an extra S next to the first one, or stick an L at the beginning. Lastros hits hard these days. But I can handle a name change. I'd prefer to keep it as is, but I'm not one to get worked up over tradition. The nickname connects to their old home, the Astrodome. Since they play in Minute Maid Park now, how about loading the players up with PEDs and calling them the Juicers?
    that's a good idea
    when they were the colt 45's they play in colt stadium
    they became the astros, when they move into the astrodome
    and now their nickname can be the juicers since they play in minute maid park

    but since the stadium is located at what was union station for locomotives
    and it has a train on top of its left field wall,
    I would go with the houston railroads, or houston locomotives (loco for short)

    heck the city seal and flag features a railroad

    I would stay away from houston trains it just doesn't sound right
    and since the stadium name can and has change,
    I would NOT go with the stadium name past, present or future
    nor houston (we have a problem)
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    how about the houston locos
    as that crazy for changing their name

    railroads or locomotive makes sense for a new name
    since the stadium is located at what was once houston's union station
    and the stadium pays respect to houston's past history of having many railroads


    in the past their name was the colt 45's and play at colt stadium
    and then the name was change to astros when they play at the astrodome
    however by changing the name to MM for MMP would not be appropriate
    as the name for this stadium can and has change

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    Well, the backlash has been swift and clear. The Astros Facebook page has been slammed with pissed off fans voicing their opinions.

    Local Houston media polls put the disapproval of a name change at around 80%.
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    The backlash has been swift and clear over the last few days. The Astros Facebook page and team email has been slammed with pissed off fans voicing their opinions.

    Local Houston media polls put the disapproval of a name change at around 80%.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jnakamura View Post
    The backlash has been swift and clear over the last few days. The Astros Facebook page and team email has been slammed with pissed off fans voicing their opinions.

    Local Houston media polls put the disapproval of a name change at around 80%.
    So I guess there's about an 80% chance of Crane changing the name.
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    Quote Originally Posted by underpressure View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by DJC View Post
    So I guess there's about an 80% chance of Crane changing the name.
    They need to change their players, is what they need to do.
    Shalom, y'all!
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    I say they should call themselves the Rustlers. A good "old west" name that harkens back to the wild days of the late 19th century. The Astro name was good, but it "jumped the shark" the day they went away from the rainbow warrior uniforms, and it should be left in the National League (the franchise itself should remain in the NL, but that's another story) Rustlers would be the "fresh start" of moving into the AL after 50 years of NL play. Besides the "Rangers vs Rustlers" rivalry goes back a long way
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    Quote Originally Posted by drdg View Post
    that's a good idea
    when they were the colt 45's they play in colt stadium
    they became the astros, when they move into the astrodome
    and now their nickname can be the juicers since they play in minute maid park
    What should their name have been when their ballpark was called Enron Field?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ian2813 View Post
    What should their name have been when their ballpark was called Enron Field?
    How about the Embezzlers? Has a nice ring to it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zito75 View Post
    Those are dreadful.

    Why not go with the Oilers?
    That would be the coolest name change by FAAAR. Light blue hats with the oil derrick on it. The light blue script outlined in red with light blue socks. Bud Adams would likely not allow it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ian2813 View Post
    What should their name have been when their ballpark was called Enron Field?
    Just, SOX

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    Armadillos.

    That is all.....
    He's guilty of excessive window shopping.

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    Terrible. Would rub dirt on the dying spirit of Houston Astros Baseball, thanks to the league switch.

    I'll vouch for 3 pro teams to overhaul their nickname, that's it.
    Houston Texans >>> Houston Oilers
    Washington Wizards >>> Washington Bullets
    Minnesota Wild >>> Minnesota North Stars

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    Quote Originally Posted by RMD View Post
    Terrible. Would rub dirt on the dying spirit of Houston Astros Baseball, thanks to the league switch.

    I'll vouch for 3 pro teams to overhaul their nickname, that's it.
    Houston Texans >>> Houston Oilers
    Washington Wizards >>> Washington Bullets
    Minnesota Wild >>> Minnesota North Stars
    So you want two unrelated franchises to negotiate for naming ratings from other franchises. The Tennessee Titans and Dallas Stars own the rights to those names. The NHL is not going to have two teams named "Stars" and "North Stars".

    The other, of course, will never be done, because guns are one of the focuses of evil in the modern world. What the Wizards have done with their current re-branding is as good as it's going to get.
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    I have some ideas:

    - Houston Knights (think of the New York Knights from The Natural)
    - Houston Comets (name of Houston's defunct WNBA team)
    - Houston Colts (original name of Astros, minus the .45)
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    I see no reason why the name "Houston Astros" doesn't compare very favorably with any if not all of these suggestions. The only reason I could see for changing names is the decline of the US space program.

    The Astros fans are getting screwed over here. Houston is one of the stalwarts of the National League, even with the last few years factored in. Don't make matters worse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Imgran View Post
    The Astros fans are getting screwed over here. Houston is one of the stalwarts of the National League, even with the last few years factored in. Don't make matters worse.
    The Brewers should move back to the American League but I hear they have friends in high places.

    The Mets have the best, smartest fans in baseball.

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