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Astros' Colt .45 Throwback Jerseys Will Not Include the Pistol

He's aiming right at that kid!!
He's aiming right at that kid!!

The Astros are celebrating their 50th anniversary this year, and it will include wearing Colt .45 throwback jerseys for Friday home games.

The shirts will look just like those worn during the club's first season, except for one thing: They won't include the distinctive pistol that was part of the logo.

MLB.com's Alyson Footer reports the gun "was deemed inappropriate to include on a uniform."

But the Colt .45 name is fine? Maybe they should put a picture of malt liquor on the jerseys.

In protest, all fans should show up wearing Baltimore Bullets throwbacks on Friday nights.

Some Colt .45 imagery from back when men were men:

Astros' Colt .45 Throwback Jerseys Will Not Include the Pistol
Astros' Colt .45 Throwback Jerseys Will Not Include the Pistol
Astros' Colt .45 Throwback Jerseys Will Not Include the Pistol

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