Astros unveil new look for 1st season in AL

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Associated Press

Posted on November 5, 2012 at 12:00 PM

HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Astros have unveiled new uniforms, getting rid of the brick red they've worn since 2000 and returning to the orange and navy blue used for most of the franchise's existence.

The new look coincides with Houston's move from the National League to the American League for 2013.

The color scheme is the same used from 1962-93. They're also using the logo from that era — an orange star with a white 'H' in front of it.

Houston also shed its Junction Jack rabbit mascot and returned to a redesigned green space creature called Orbit. He was Houston's mascot from 1990-99.

Team owner Jim Crane says of the uniforms: "I think it's clean and tight. It's got a little history in it and it's got some of the flashback stuff."

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