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New Astros owner may change name of team

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  • #46
    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.
    *** Submit your personal HOF as your ballot for the Single Ballot BBF Hall of Fame! *** Also: Buck the Fraves!

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    • #47
      Originally posted by underpressure View Post
      who? Clemson?
      m i z


      z o u
      Mike Hopper
      Former Gateway Grizzlies Intern

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      • #48
        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!
        What's the rumpus?

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        • #49
          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
          LETS GO BUCS!!

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          • #50
            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?
            Baseball Junk Drawer

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            • #51
              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.
              *** Submit your personal HOF as your ballot for the Single Ballot BBF Hall of Fame! *** Also: Buck the Fraves!

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              • #52
                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.
                "No matter how great you were once upon a time — the years go by, and men forget,” - W. A. Phelon in Baseball Magazine in 1915. “Ross Barnes, forty years ago, was as great as Cobb or Wagner ever dared to be. Had scores been kept then as now, he would have seemed incomparably marvelous.”

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                • #53
                  Originally posted by ian2813 View Post
                  What should their name have been when their ballpark was called Enron Field?
                  Just, SOX

                  May they all rot in hell

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                  • #54
                    Houston Gunslingers
                    Houston Quickdraw
                    Houston Sixshooters
                    Houston Bounty Hunters
                    Houston Hangmen
                    Swing and a drive! This one is deep! This one is... over the fence and into the neighbor's yard!

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                    • #55
                      Armadillos.

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

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                      • #56
                        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

                        Civility > Corporatism

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                        • #57
                          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.
                          Last edited by SamtheBravesFan; 01-29-2012, 05:47 PM.
                          46 wins to match last year's total

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                          • #58
                            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)
                            The Mets have the best, smartest fans in baseball.

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                            • #59
                              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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                              • #60
                                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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