Tag Archives: Uniforms

Call to the Pen: In Appreciation of the Houston Astros New Uniforms

Please click this internet hyperlink to read the entire post over at Call to the Pen

Before all that, the team was known as the Houston Colt .45s, a name that is so objectively better than Astros I don’t even know how to continue living in this world. The name evokes a strong, American image of violence, bloodshed, bullets and pistols—and also malt liquor (combine it all together if you fancy yourself more than a nebbish coward). Their logo and uniforms and especially baseball caps were also straight wonderful. But alas, time ruins all things. The Astros came along and just barfed all over the place. There were sunburst stripes and uniform numbers on pants and all sorts of ridiculous tomfoolery that further cements the notion that the 80′s were just literally the worst decade in the history of modern civilization. Sure, now, from the vantage of the present, these uniforms present a certain kitschy charm, a vague nostalgia worth Instagraming, but the Halloween costume novelty of the cocaine era gave way to bland conformity in the 90′s. There were some neutrals, and a big star, and then some red and some stripes and here we are, ready for reinvention yet again.

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Call to the Pen: Spotted: Jose Bautista and David Ortiz in Full Uniform

If you’d really like to see some low quality cellular phone pictures of David Ortiz and Jose Bautista walking around in Miami while wearing full baseball uniforms and standing next to a dude in a yellow polo shirt, then you are IN LUCK, because my most recent post over at Call to the Pen features that very thing, along with super pithy and hilarious commentary to go along with it—I’m putting a dash here at the end of this post so that I can claim the entirety of this post to be only one sentence; Amazing.

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