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Astros unveil new look for first season in AL

Last Modified: Friday, November 02, 2012 9:11 PM

HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Astros have unveiled new uniforms, getting rid of the brick red they’ve worn since 2000 and returning to the orange and navy blue used for most of the franchise’s existence.

The new look coincides with Houston’s move from the National League to the American League for 2013.

The color scheme is the same used from 1962-93. They’re also using the logo from that era — an orange star with a white ‘H’ in front of it.

Houston also shed its Junction Jack rabbit mascot and returned to a redesigned green space creature called Orbit. He was Houston’s mascot from 1990-99.

Team owner Jim Crane says of the uniforms: “I think it’s clean and tight. It’s got a little history in it and it’s got some of the flashback stuff.”

Posted By: Robert Wayne On: 11/3/2012

Title: Astros Need More Than New Uniforms

The Houston Astros need a lot more than new uniforms. The team has gone to seed since finally making it to the World Series seven years ago. They're little more than a minor league team now and putting them in the American League's West division won't help stir up interest now that most of their road games will be starting at 9 or 10 p.m. our time.

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