The decision by MLB to allow the Astros to put the pistol back on the Colt 45s jerseys they are wearing on what they term “Throwback Fridays” has resulted in an official statement from the team, via MLB.com’s Alyson Footer:
Over the past few months, the club has been in discussion with Major League Baseball (MLB) about whether to wear the authentic Colt .45s jersey. The original logo features the Colts name and a pistol. The alternative jersey would only have the Colts name on the front of the jersey. This week, MLB informed the Astros that the decision would be left to the ballclub. The Astros organization continues to value fan input, therefore the Astros have been reaching out to fans the past week to get their opinion on this issue.
Our fans have expressed overwhelming passion and support for the Astros and our rich 50-year tradition. We plan to announce our decision tomorrow, Friday, March 9th.
Again, it’s a good thing that the team and MLB are actually listening to fans. What a concept. These jerseys will be worn on April 10 (not a Friday, but the anniversary of the franchise’s first game) and April 20.