Team Restores Traditional Colors
The Astros have revealed their much-anticipated new uniforms, and they have a distinct throwback look. The team unveiled the new uniforms, logo, and mascot Friday night before thousands of fans during a "Launch Party" at Minute Maid Park. The new logo represents a return to the blue and orange color scheme used by the franchise from 1962-1993, including the traditional "H" in front of the star on the caps.
Owner Jim Crane said a lot went into the process of changing the uniforms. "We took the fans input, we had fan focus groups...we talked to a lot of the players, and even the most important people, the people that washed the uniforms got involved." The team has four uniforms: home whites with orange piping, road grays with blue piping, an alternate orange jersey with blue piping, and an alternate blue batting practice jersey with the famous rainbow print down the side.
In addition to the new uniforms and logo, the Astros also debuted a new mascot...although it's also a throwback. The green alien Orbit is back. Orbit was previously the team's mascot from 1990-99.
Check out the Astros' players debuting the new uniforms at the Launch Party
(All photos courtesy of the Houston Astros)