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By ROBERT HENSLEE, SportsRadio 610
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HOUSTON (CBS Houston) – It will be Jim Crane’s finger, not Bud Selig’s, pulling the trigger whether to use the original Colt .45s logo as part of the team’s 50th anniversary celebration this season.  Major league baseball, after much discussion with the team’s new owner, has agreed to leave the decision up to the Astros.

League officials frown on the use of weapons on any team logos.  But the Astros, who entered the majors in 1962 with a Colt .45 pistol on their uniform, want to pay tribute to all of the team’s past eras with authentic throwback uniforms which the players will wear at various times in the season-long celebration.

The first Colt .45 tribute is scheduled for April 10th, marking the 50th anniversary of the franchise’s first major league game.  The Astros also plan to don the jerseys on April 20 against the Dodgers.

The Astros have been reaching out to fans over the last week for their input on the appropriateness of including the original logo in these tributes. Club officials plan to announce a decision on Friday.

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