The 2012 season hasn’t given Houston Astros fans much to get excited about. But one thing we can all look forward to is the unveiling of the new team uniforms. With a move to the American League West slated to take place at the conclusion of the season, it was the perfect time for the new ownership to put their stamp on this team visually.
There have been lots of ideas and guesses as to what we’ll see when all is revealed after the 2012 World Series, but nothing set in stone and at this point it is still a lot of guessing.
But you know that big monstrosity of a sign out in left field that blocks the lovely windows in Minute Maid Park and that we all seem to agree completely sucks? It might just be our most concrete clue as to what we can all expect. The header to the sign is a Navy Blue. Huh….there’s no navy blue in the current team color scheme.
So does that mean navy’s coming back? My guess is a resounding, “Yes!” Not only does that sign give part of the new color scheme away, but it hints that a logo fans miss will return. You see, when that sign was made recently, the Astros logo used to represent the team was the old star with an H on it. Remember that logo? Remember when our players hats always wore it proudly?
So my money’s on a return to the H/star and navy. And if they’re bringing back navy, I’d say they’re bringing back orange too. Chris Creamer over at SportsLogoNews posted earlier this week about his take on the new unis and logo -
The return to blue and orange for the first time in 20 years is just one of the major brand changes planned for the soon-to-be American League club heading into next season.
In addition to the colour scheme making a return, the old cap logo from the 1980s will be back as well, albeit in a modernized form. The logo featured a white H on an orange star and was originally worn from 1965-1993. For 2013, the “H” will be in a different font.
So it seems that everything old will be new again. I, for one, am THRILLED about this. But this chick wishes that the old rainbow unis would be brought back. I don’t see that happening, but feel certain that there will be a nostalgic feel to the Astros 2013 look.
We’ll have to wait and see. And while we’re waiting, I’ll be wearing my favorite baseball cap…the one with the logo I hope to see again VERY soon.
Terri Schlather (AGirlintheSouth) is the tortured Senior Houston Astros Writer for Aerys Sports. You can email her at email@example.com, or follow her ridiculous ramblings on sports, vodka and the weeone on twitter @agirlinthesouth.