Sometimes no news really is good news. Jim Crane announced last night that he has decided not to change the name of his ball team after all.
Here’s the story from AP-
Crane had said last week that he was considering a switch. But he e-mailed a video message to season ticketholders on Monday saying, "One thing that we are not going to change is the name."
He says he made the decision after receiving "strong feedback and consensus among season ticketholders and many fans." He then added that "the Houston Astros are here to stay."
The team was established in 1962 as the Colt .45s and has been called the Astros since 1965 when the name was changed to coincide with the move to the Astrodome.