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Astros Remove Colt .45 from Colt “Throwback” Jersey
Thetruthaboutguns.com ^ | February 18, 2012 | Rober Farago

Posted on 02/27/2012 2:09:39 PM PST by pkajj

Astros Remove Colt .45 from Colt “Throwback” Jersey

“The Astros are marking their 50th anniversary this season, so they’ll be wearing an assortment of throwback uniforms for Friday home games,” espn.go.com reports. “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.”

With a slight modification. Astros’ authentication manager Mike Acosta told a fan that “During our discussion with Major League Baseball, it was expressed to us that we could wear the uniform as long as the pistol was removed. We realize this changes the original design, but we still want to honor the Colt .45s. We are also under an obligation to follow Major League Baseball’s requests.”

ESPN’s Paul Lukas reckons “It’s nice that MLB doesn’t want kids exposed to handgun imagery, but putting the kibosh on the original Colts jersey feels like a bit much.” Outrage much? Apparently not.


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: banglist; bluezones; houston; mlb

1 posted on 02/27/2012 2:09:46 PM PST by pkajj
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To: pkajj

What a bunch of groveling politically correct pussies.
What’s happening to Texas?


2 posted on 02/27/2012 2:12:50 PM PST by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: pkajj

What pussies.


3 posted on 02/27/2012 2:13:17 PM PST by jospehm20
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To: pkajj

I hate this planet.


4 posted on 02/27/2012 2:14:14 PM PST by Crazieman (Feb 7, 2008 http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1966675/posts?page=28#28)
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To: pkajj

Lame-o.


5 posted on 02/27/2012 2:14:13 PM PST by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: pkajj

Maybe Billy Dee can lobby the MLB...

6 posted on 02/27/2012 2:15:16 PM PST by Snickering Hound
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To: pkajj

My ancestors fought for liberty at Bunker Hill, Saratoga etc. with GUNS.


7 posted on 02/27/2012 2:16:55 PM PST by bunkerhill7 (Guns gave us freedom!- Who knew?)
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To: pkajj

That is why I am a Rangers fan. Nolan Ryan would never do something so stupid.


8 posted on 02/27/2012 2:16:55 PM PST by crusty old prospector
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To: pkajj
What about this Colt 45?


9 posted on 02/27/2012 2:17:12 PM PST by Drill Thrawl (Brass, copper, lead. The new precious metals.)
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To: Farmer Dean

Looks like it came down from the dweebs at MLB and they didn’t want to fight city hall.


10 posted on 02/27/2012 2:18:57 PM PST by crusty old prospector
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When I was in high school in the 70s, I had a t-shirt with an open pack of Winchesters (the little cigars) on it. Instead of the cigs, a bunch of Winchester rifles stuck up out of the opening. I thought it was a funny play on words, both being Winchesters.

I wore it to school a few times. Nobody said a word.


11 posted on 02/27/2012 2:20:39 PM PST by HoneysuckleTN (Where the woodbine twineth...)
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To: Drill Thrawl
In Cleveland, it's Colt 12


12 posted on 02/27/2012 2:22:26 PM PST by nascarnation (DEFEAT BARAQ 2012 DEPORT BARAQ 2013)
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To: pkajj

Wasn’t aware they are growing PC pansies in Houston these days. Have at it, ladies.


13 posted on 02/27/2012 2:27:53 PM PST by Amagi (You can't discuss Camelot without mentioning Squire Ted & the Lady in the Lake.)
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To: crusty old prospector

“That is why I am a Rangers fan. Nolan Ryan would never do something so stupid.”

The fans in Houston are not pleased either. Whether MLB made the Astro’s make the change or not, it is an isult to one’s intelligence. As an aside, I don’t really care one way or the other. I live in Houston but grew up in the OC. I am an Angels fan, and can’t wait until the 2013 season.


14 posted on 02/27/2012 2:31:12 PM PST by Bruinator ("For socialism is not merely the labour question, it is before all things an atheistic question")
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To: pkajj

I know it’s impossible, but I hope you Pussies lose every game.


15 posted on 02/27/2012 2:32:52 PM PST by mortal19440
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To: Farmer Dean
"What a bunch of groveling politically correct pussies. "

NEXT!!

....And today, the Dallas Cowboys changed their name to the Dallas, Muffins as 'Cowboys' was deemed a rough, outdated word...Native Americans and little girls cheered the change.

BTW, I still say 'the personnel' office...not, the 'human resources' office. Tell me why that was even changed, eh?

16 posted on 02/27/2012 2:33:46 PM PST by blam
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To: pkajj
The Original Logo

And the modification


17 posted on 02/27/2012 2:44:26 PM PST by xp38
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To: xp38

They replaced it with a Red X? No wonder they’re upset.


18 posted on 02/27/2012 2:46:43 PM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: pkajj

Absolutely no one should show up at the stadium that day.
Or
Thousands of fans should show up wearing T-shirts with a picture of a Colt .45 on them.............


19 posted on 02/27/2012 3:23:36 PM PST by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: dfwgator

yeah...um...original logo is from wiki, the modification is from the source article


20 posted on 02/27/2012 3:41:25 PM PST by xp38
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To: pkajj

21 posted on 02/27/2012 4:01:08 PM PST by NativeNewYorker (Freepin' Jew Boy)
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To: xp38

“Amerika: Your Changing Past”


22 posted on 02/27/2012 4:27:19 PM PST by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: pkajj

You can blame BS Bud Selig for this. The man is destroying baseball. He forced the new Astros owner to move to the American League before approving the deal. Now this.


23 posted on 02/27/2012 4:41:56 PM PST by 38special (It's BS)
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To: bunkerhill7
My ancestors fought for liberty at Bunker Hill, Saratoga etc. with GUNS.

Exactly! We can't have that happening again, can we, comrade?

24 posted on 02/27/2012 4:56:57 PM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: pkajj

Previous article on this:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2847382/posts

“Guns Not Welcome At Minute Maid”


25 posted on 02/27/2012 5:16:19 PM PST by OrangeHoof (Obama: The Dr. Kevorkian of the American economy.)
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To: xp38

That’s a pretty good representation of an M-1873 single action Army. I’m surprised that Colt FA didn’t have proprietary issues with it - even the script is a little reminiscent of the COLT logo.

They probably considered it good free advertizing though - and it probably was.

The current team could probably put a dildo on their jersey’s and it would be fine... but not a GUN!!

GUNS = B-a-a-a-aa-ddd!!!


26 posted on 02/27/2012 5:33:56 PM PST by George Varnum (Liberty, like our Forefather's Flintlock Musket, must be kept clean, oiled, and READY!)
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To: George Varnum

Notice in the original the C is shown as smoke from the gun barrel. With the removal of the gun the C is alone and unchanged and makes no sense like the whole affair.


27 posted on 02/29/2012 1:22:35 PM PST by xp38
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