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Jim Crane: Kiss my Astros goodbye?

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Della9250, Jan 23, 2012.

  1. Della9250

    Della9250 Well-Known Member

    New Houston owner says he is considering changing the team nickname when the franchise switches leagues in 2013.
  2. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    At least he's letting fans bring water and some food in.
  3. micropolitan guy

    micropolitan guy Well-Known Member

    Bring back the Colt 45s.
  4. Mystery Meat II

    Mystery Meat II Well-Known Member

    Would have been more appropriate had they stayed in the NL Central with the Brewers and Busch Stadium

    If Portland gets a team, they can be the PBRs.
  5. micropolitan guy

    micropolitan guy Well-Known Member

    Maybe the Buffs? Depends on if they want to go historical or trendy, like the Houston Humidity.

    As much as I think a National League team would be a big success in Portland (great demographics, great May-September weather, historical rivalries with LA, SD and SF from the old PCL days, interleague against Seattle and regular visits from the Cubs and Cardinals) it won't happen without a Mr. Moneybags and the only guy with that kind of scratch in PDX has no interest in owning a big-league team. Plus, there is no viable temporary park until a new stadium is built and nothing that expensive gets built in PDX with public money.

    PDX shoud have jumped when the Marlins were vulnerable. Now the vulnerable teams are Oakland and Tampa, and I just don't think an AL teams is as attractive.
  6. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

    Houston Syrup Sippers?
  7. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    Houston 1836?
  8. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    The Planet Houstons?
  9. MTM

    MTM Well-Known Member

    We came up with

    Houston Heroes

    Houston Bayou Bombers

    Houston Aeros (aerospace industry)

    Houston Barons (lot of fat cats)

    Shell Oil presents the Houston Baseball Club

    Los Angeles Astros of Houston

    Houston Armadillos
  10. Bubbler

    Bubbler Well-Known Member

    Matt Houston's?
  11. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    Houston Nuts
  12. MTM

    MTM Well-Known Member

    Houston McNutt's
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