Academy accidentally releases new Astros logo early

A Twitter user uploaded this picture of an Astros T-shirt featuring the team's new logo. The merchandise was accidentally put out on the sales floor of Academy stores before the official unveiling. The merchandise has since been pulled.
October 26, 2012 8:13:25 PM PDT
Academy Sports and Outdoors is publicly apologizing for what ended up on the sales floor of several of its Houston stores.

The company says new shirts with the new Astros logo were accidentally put up for sale too soon. They've since been taken off the sales floor.

"We express our apologies to Houston Astros fans, our partners at the Houston Astros ball club, along with Major League Baseball for inadvertently releasing the new Astros T-shirts in limited quantity," Rodney Faldyn, Academy Sports + Outdoors CEO & President said in a prepared statement. "We take pride in our ongoing partnership with the Astros, and this oversight is not our standard business practice. We are looking forward to celebrating the official jersey launch with the Houston Astros on November 2, 2012."

Next Friday, the Astros will officially unveil the team's new uniforms, logo and mascot during a sold-out launch party at Minute Maid Park.

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