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Tue Jan 31, 2012, 06:28 PM

We can all breathe easy, folks. The Astros will remain the Astros.

I know you were worried. Like I was, understandably...

***gurp***

http://houston.culturemap.com/newsdetail/01-31-12-jim-crane-squashes-astros-name-change-but-this-was-no-pr-stunt-just-a-no-nonsense-iron-fist/

And on the eighth day, Jim Crane took it all back.

The Houston Astros new owner let his blockbuster balloon — the notion that the Houston Astros franchise might change its name as it's forced into the American League — float from a Monday to a Monday, and then he popped it, as emphatically as he could. This is how Crane works. He goes bold, makes decisions quickly and doesn't look back.

“One thing that we are not going to change is the name," Crane said in a video message emailed to season ticket holders, sort of a reverse hostage tape (your name is now safe). "We received strong feedback and consensus among season ticket holders and many fans, and we will not change the name Astros.

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Reply We can all breathe easy, folks. The Astros will remain the Astros. (Original post)
ScreamingMeemie Jan 2012 OP
Kingofalldems Jan 2012 #1
El Supremo Jan 2012 #2
hughee99 Jan 2012 #3

Response to ScreamingMeemie (Original post)

Tue Jan 31, 2012, 08:36 PM

1. They signed the great ageless Livan Hernandez today

Good luck Livo!

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Response to ScreamingMeemie (Original post)

Tue Jan 31, 2012, 09:11 PM

2. You mean another 50 years without a World Series Championship? n/m

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Response to ScreamingMeemie (Original post)

Tue Jan 31, 2012, 09:12 PM

3. I don't necessarily see a problem with and owner floating an idea

and getting public feedback (and basing a decision on that feedback, instead of just doing what they wanted anyway). The only problem is that if you float too many bad ideas, people are going to think you really don't know what the hell you're doing.

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