Houston Astros’ plan to commemorate 50th anniversary foiled after MLB says no to original Colt .45 logo.

Image: AP File Photo/The Blaze The Houston Astros‘ plan to…

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Image: AP File Photo/The Blaze

The Houston Astros‘ plan to commemorate their franchise’s 50th anniversary this year hit a roadblock when Major League Baseball officials decided players could not wear special “throwback” uniforms featuring the team’s original name — the Colt .45s — with their original logo, a pistol.

Players instead will be wearing versions of the original uniform but with the gun image removed.

That‘s a call that didn’t sit well with one Astros fan, who fired off a complaint to the MLB, accusing the organization of letting “misplaced political correctness destroy one of the greatest uniforms in baseball history.” According to Astros Daily, the team’s authentication manager Mike Acosta sent back the following reply:

[D]uring 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.

Read the rest of Bill Ayers’ article at The Blaze.

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  • Matt in Oklahoma

    I know what it is, they are afraid that the players will give it steroids and it will become a full grown gun LOL

  • Matt in Oklahoma

    LOL oh man whats gonna happen is it gonna “accidentally” discharge or do they have so many felons playing now that they cant even have a picture of a gun around.

  • woodtoolguy

    No shock here. I’m surprised they are still allowed to use bats – objects of violence & phallic symbols. Maybe they should just play catch. They can hold their gloves closed between throws so they look like large leather vaginas.

  • Gregory

    Really, did anyone think a gun on a uniform would be allowed? There was no way in hell they would allow a gun on the uniforms. Let’s face it; the pussification of America is in full swing.

  • Matt in Oklahoma

    just a bunch of overpaid men playing a kids game anyway. No suprise they are liberal