MLB defers decision: Houston Astros allowed to wear 50th anniversary Colt .45 uniform after concerns about creeping political correctness.

Image: Houston MLBlogs The Astros will celebrate their 50th anniversary…

Image: Houston MLBlogs

The Astros will celebrate their 50th anniversary with a throwback set of caps and uniforms in their game against the Atlanta Braves. Alyson Footer, the club’s social media ninja, gave a sneak peek of the old Houston Colt .45s unis in her MLB.com blog.

Major League Baseball had previously mandated that the Astros back down from their desire to don uniforms that so prominently featured a pistol. But MLB ultimately deferred the decision to the Astros, this after owner Jim Crane received feedback from a fan concerned about creeping political correctness.

Source: Gabe Lacques for USA Today.

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