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Astros remove gun from Colt .45s throwback‎
ESPN ^ | February 17, 2012 | Paul Lukas

Posted on 02/17/2012 10:00:27 PM PST by ConservativeStatement

You wouldn't expect to see gun control happening in Texas, but that's what will be taking place at a few Astros games this year.

Here's the deal: The Astros are marking their 50th anniversary this season, so they'll be wearing an assortment of throwback uniforms for Friday home games. That includes the uniform of the Houston Colt .45s, which was the team's name for the first three years of the franchise's existence.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: astros; baseball; guns; houston; mlb; pc
And once again the PC crowd wins.
1 posted on 02/17/2012 10:00:37 PM PST by ConservativeStatement
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To: ConservativeStatement

Seriously? Are they gonna replace the pistol pic with a beer can pic then?


2 posted on 02/17/2012 10:10:51 PM PST by WKUHilltopper (And yet...we continue to tolerate this crap...)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Man, you just ticket me off. The Astros didn’t force that crap. The MLB did. Are they located in Houston? I didn’t think so. PC P*****!


3 posted on 02/17/2012 10:15:36 PM PST by houeto (Mitt Romney - A Whiter Shade of FAIL)
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To: WKUHilltopper

Ladies and gentlemen...your Washington Bullets.....oops, Wizards.


4 posted on 02/17/2012 10:15:43 PM PST by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: ConservativeStatement

Hey, when the Baltomore Bullets moved to DC and changed their name to the Wizards, for the same reason, that put a huge dent in the crime rate in our nation’s capitol, didn’t it? /s This reminds me yrs ago of the contrived controversy over teams using Amereican Indian names (Indians, Redskins, Cheifs, etc.) Someone who claimed to be an “Native American activist” Dennis Prager’s show to debate him over this. He asked Mr. Praeger “how would you like it if there were a baseball team called the Texas Jewboys?” Praeger’s response: I would be all for it, after 5000 yrs FINALLY someone would be cheering for us! I was ROTFLMAO


5 posted on 02/17/2012 10:25:14 PM PST by Impala64ssa (You call me an islamophobe like it's a bad thing.)
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To: SevenofNine

ping


6 posted on 02/17/2012 10:25:56 PM PST by monkapotamus
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7 posted on 02/17/2012 10:29:31 PM PST by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

They should have kept the name Colt .45’s. What’s an “Astro”? Sounds like a dog’s name.

The other team name that I dislike is the New York Mets. “Mets”? Sounds like a town in France.


8 posted on 02/17/2012 10:35:44 PM PST by Fiji Hill
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To: WKUHilltopper

IIRC, Colt Firearms tried to pressure ‘The Judge’ to pay up for using the 45 as the logo. Judge said no and changed the team name to Astros.


9 posted on 02/17/2012 10:44:54 PM PST by Astrodome ("No Apology - American Proud")
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To: ConservativeStatement

I think my old Rusty Staub card, has him in the old Colt 45 uniform.


10 posted on 02/17/2012 10:52:34 PM PST by ansel12 (Romney is unquestionably the weakest party front-runner in contemporary political history.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

We’ve raised a couple of generations of wussy weak people.


11 posted on 02/17/2012 10:56:25 PM PST by Clock King (Ellisworth Toohey was right: My head's gonna explode.)
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To: Clock King

Weak and without any common sense.


12 posted on 02/17/2012 11:00:54 PM PST by Buddy Sorrell (It's Algebra, Uncle Fletcher.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

I need to clarify. My commnt was to Paul, not you sir.


13 posted on 02/17/2012 11:40:44 PM PST by houeto (Mitt Romney - A Whiter Shade of FAIL)
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To: ConservativeStatement

There was a good joke making the rounds about that: “The Washington Bullets announced today that they no longer want to be associated with crime and violence. Thus, they will now be known simply as the Bullets.”


14 posted on 02/18/2012 1:31:25 AM PST by sthguard (The DNC theme song: "All You Need is Guv")
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To: sthguard

Now that’s funny!


15 posted on 02/18/2012 1:54:04 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Fiji Hill
The other team name that I dislike is the New York Mets. “Mets”? Sounds like a town in France.

Don't you know?

"Mets" is short for "Metrosexuals".

16 posted on 02/18/2012 1:56:20 AM PST by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: ConservativeStatement

17 posted on 02/18/2012 2:01:27 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: ansel12

Rusty Staub and Bob Aspromonte.
Gosh, I’ll never forget going to the ball park with my
Dad to watch the Colt 45s/Astros.


18 posted on 02/18/2012 5:52:43 AM PST by Verbosus (/* No Comment */)
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To: onyx

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19 posted on 02/18/2012 5:59:05 AM PST by WaterWeWaitinFor (If we don't help make a change, then who will? It starts with us.)
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To: sthguard

Now THAT’s funny.

Aren’t we all sick of PC? Remember that when we vote.


20 posted on 02/18/2012 6:01:40 AM PST by WaterWeWaitinFor (If we don't help make a change, then who will? It starts with us.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Why don’t the Astros just wear skirts this year and get it over with?


21 posted on 02/18/2012 6:11:48 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Lancey Howard

GUNS DON’T KILL PEOPLE - HOUSTON COLT .45s JERSEYS DO!!!!


22 posted on 02/18/2012 7:15:54 AM PST by Buckeye Battle Cry (Not Romney - Not ever!)
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To: ConservativeStatement

I guess they think Colt .45 is a malt beverage for Eric Holder’s people.


23 posted on 02/18/2012 8:00:47 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the fascists.)
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To: Verbosus

Bob Aspromonte.

Wow, good memory, those were fun days.


24 posted on 02/18/2012 11:58:45 AM PST by ansel12 (Romney is unquestionably the weakest party front-runner in contemporary political history.)
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