In case all y'all haven't been following the lowly Houston Astros, the organization is enduring an epic transition.
Last summer MLB finally approved Drayton McLane's sale of the Houston Astros to Jim Crane. The deal was done approx $10 mill less in order to compensate the new owner for the team being moved to the American League.
Astros will play in the NL in 2012, and start a new tradition playing in the AL in 2013.
Now in control the new ownership has announced: New lower ticket prices, fans may bring their own food to the ball park, and $5 beers. In order to get a fresh start, and leave the 'bad taste' of many poor seasons behind, ownership has hinted they may change the name of the team, may re-model Minute Maid Park ( the "Juice Box" ) --- remodeling could include removing the "Towls Hill (SP?)" and the flag pole from centerfield. They may even remove the hand operated scoreboard under the short porch in left field. Changing uni's is one thing, changing the team name is another.
While this may be lost on many, the Astros really don't deserve that much attention, but if one follows MLB, these types of changes are once in a lifetime. While they say there's no such thing as "bad press", this is stirring up what little Astro fandom that remains.
Insert image of "Samantha Saint Tebow Pose" here.