Should the Astros change their name?

Astros owner Jim Crane created some news Monday when he told reporters the team is considering changing its name upon moving to the American League in 2013. The Houston franchise began as the Colt .45′s in 1962 and changed its name to Astros when it moved into the Astrodome three years later.

The Astros are changing leagues and likely will have new uniforms in 2013, and now perhaps even a new name. Let us know what you think about the Astros possibly changing names by taking our poll:

9 Comments

While you’re at it, change the name of the Yankees, Red Sox, Cubs and Cardinals, too…Makes about as much sense…

I’d rather see new colors, new logo, and new uniforms, not name change. Maybe go back to the original Astronauts, but keep “Astros” as slang?

I was never a fan of the wannabe Yankee pinstripes and good-old-days railroad design theme (which works fine for the stadium, not the team). Bring the cutting edge, metallic, sleek, space-age, shoot-for-the-stars, image that is more indicative of the city and the team’s tradition.

I’d honestly want to have Oregon’s football uniform people take a crack it.

Progress to the Future! Don’t Retreat into the Past!

Yes!! Astros should remain a National League team. Go the AL, hell call them the Texas Ranchers. Then the media looking for a rivalry can have it. I hate the move to the AL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Never change the name. What’s does that accomplish? The name ‘Astros’ is iconic – stop messing with things that don’t matter and focus on building a great organization. Win a world series!!!

NONONNONONONONONONONO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Change the Astros name, and watch how many seats will be empty. I think this is just “something” to get in the news with. If it’s NOT????? Jim Crane is going to take home the academy award for cutting this teams throat. No, I don’t think the name will change. We can give thanks to Bud Selig and Drayton McLane for screwing this team
and *ALL* the fan base to the wall. The name won’t change……..I will bet money on it.

The only change I would be comfortable and maybe even enthusiastic about is the Colt 45′s.

i am getting sick of everybody complaining about the league change….its gunna happen..get over it!! It only makes sense to have equal leagues and divisions and the Astros are the most reasonable team to make the switch…Rangers fans dont get all buthurt about playing in the AL and in the West…Personally I think the AL is better baseball…I hate the idea that once every time thru the lineup a pethetic pitcher has to stand in there and K or ground out…yea its cool when a pitcher comes thru but i guarantee its much more fun when a DH hits 30 bombs a yr and drives in 100….keep the name, change the unis but get over the league change….

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