Tuesday, October 30, 2012

MLB "Accidentally" Leaks New 2012 Houston Astros Logo

The Houston Astros are getting a makeover and moving to the American League in 2013.  After consecutive 100-loss seasons, hopefully the change of scenery will help them out, but moving to a loaded AL West division may not be the remedy they were hoping for.

The realignment will mean interleague games almost every day over the course of the major league season, and the Texas Rangers will now have an interstate rival, joining the A's and Angels, as well as the Giants, Padres and Dodgers as the only groups of teams to have division foes within their state's borders.

Their new logo, which the team had planned to unveil at Minute Maid Park on Friday, has already been leaked in any number of ways.  If you make your way to the Astros site, navigate to the 40-man roster and click any name, the logo and hat are already on display.  At an Academy Sporting Goods store in Houston, the t-shirts were already put out on the racks, but quickly taken down after they realized the logo was not supposed to be public yet.  With the Astros being the worst team in the MLB for a few years now, many believe the leak was an effort to generate some buzz around the ballclub, trying to start anew in 2013.

The logo is a familiar one, having been used in the 1960s and 70s by the club on their hats, but as to what their uniforms will look like, we'll have to wait a few days.  We can only hope they're this awesome again.

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