Well, that made a lot of people in my fair city, really mad. Myself included. So much so, that blogs were written, letters were sent, phone calls were made. I half expected a group to form Occupy Houston Astros -but alas, that did not transpire. Well kids, I'm happy to report that this afternoon, that same owner, issued a statement, to which he said: "We received strong feedback and the consensus among season ticket holders and many fans, and we will not change the name Astros. The Houston Astros are here to stay." -and just like that, all is well with the world again. Although, the more I think about it, the more I believe this was just a publicity stunt to boost ticket sales, attendance, status... I dunno. I don't really care. If it was a gimmick, it was a genius marketing move. Well played sir, well played.
Eh, but I'm a betting woman. I got my money on me.