No name change for Astros, owner says

January 30, 2012 8:15:21 PM PST
Last week, new Houston Astros owner Jim Crane hinted that the name of the team could change. Apparently feedback from fans and season ticket holders has convinced him to take that option off the table. In a video message emailed to season ticket holders on Monday, Crane let it be known that the team will remain the Astros.

"We received strong feedback and consensus among season ticket holders and many fans, and we will not change the name Astros," Crane said in the message. "The Houston Astros are here to stay."

Over the last few weeks, hundreds of season ticket holders took part in sessions with Crane and other members of Astros management to discuss ways to improve the fan experience.

The team is also considering another chage -- uniforms. Crane said switching uniforms is something they are "highly considering." Any changes wouldn't happen until 2013 when Houston makes the move from the National League to the American League.

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