Midday tidbits: watch party, Ladies Tee Time, and what was up with the uni-cap combo yesterday?

We’ll be at Lucky’s Pub tonight (Wednesday) at 7:15 p.m. CT to watch the Astros play the Cardinals, and to lure you to our little shindig, we’re offering really cheap food and some tempting drink specials:

* Half price appetizers to anyone wearing Astros gear
* Cheap beer! $.50 Small Domestic Drafts all night; also, $2 Smitchers, $4 24-oz Tecate, Dos XX and Mexican beers; and, $2.50 Import Cans.

We had one of these watch parties last year when the Astros were playing the Cardinals, and the Astros won. So, tonight, we’ll look to extend that historical streak to 2-0. Hope to see you there!

(Lucky’s Pub is located at 801 Saint Emanuel Street, just blocks from Minute Maid Park.)

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The Astros’ signature Pink in the Park week ended on Monday with the second annual Ladies Tee Time, a golf tournament solely for the female contingent of our Astros fan base. A beautiful day made for another successful tournament, with proceeds going toward breast cancer awareness and research.

Summer Barmes, wife of shortstop Clint Barmes (second from left, in green), was one of nearly 50 participants.

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I’ve watched the last two games on my computer, following the play-by-play on Gameday through Astros.com. I wasn’t watching on TV, so I didn’t realize the Astros had changed up their uniform combination until fans started asking about it.

Tuesday’s combo in Atlanta featured the road grey jersey and the red cap, as opposed to the red jersey and black cap that is more standard. I asked a club source about the switch, and explanation was simple: they thought it would be a good look, and decided to give it a whirl.

What do you think? Yay? Nay?

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Faith and Family Night

For the fifth consecutive year, the Houston Astros are bringing Faith and Family Night to Minute Maid Park following the 6:05 p.m. Astros game vs. the Arizona Diamondbacks on Saturday, May 28. The Astros Faith and Family Night includes a personal testimony from Astros catcher J.R. Towles followed by a concert by contemporary Christian artist Jeremy Camp.

Admission to the concert is included with a valid game ticket to the Saturday, May 28 Astros-Diamondbacks game. All seating for the concert will be general admission seating along the first base side of the ballpark. The band will perform from the warning track near first base. Fans purchasing tickets for the game must sit in their ticketed seats until the end of the game, but may then move into any available seat on the first base side of the ballpark for the concert.

For information on the concert and tickets, fans can visit www.astros.com/faithandfamily or call the Astros Ticket Office at 1-800-ASTROS2.

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8 Comments

The Tuesday game wasn’t on DirecTV so I only saw highlights but I LOVED the red cap with the gray unis, thought it looked more like it belonged than the black. I’ve always preferred the gray to the very very very tired red jerseys. My fave of their current combo is the all white with the red cap. I’m over the pinstripes.

Personally, the road grays are a better look–better to lose looking like a baseball player rather than wearing red softball jerseys. Also, hope the Crane group recognizes how great the ’65 unis looked.

I love the Red Caps on the road, if it were up to me they would always wear the red caps, there my favorite!!!

The uniforms, in particular the caps, are something that I hope DOES NOT get changed when Crane takes over. Losing the pinstripes would be fine (too busy), but the current cap (black or red) is the best looking in our 49 years.

I would love for the Astros to go back to orange and blue, but there are some improvements they can make using pieces they have already.

I think red hats and road greys should replace road reds and black hats altogether, and they need to ditch the pinstripes at home and run out the Saturday whites with red hats more often.

Black caps and red jerseys would be fine on occasion, but I’d really prefer, if they keep the current color scheme, a return of the black jerseys from 2000.

The Houston Astros wear blue and orange.
(+1 for bob f – the ’65 unis are perfect)

Not sure who these guys wearing mud and blood are (brick, sand, black???) but I know my grandfather would not recognize them. Hopefully we will soon see an end to the faux western / train conductor look.

That being said, the red cap with grey jersey is decent, better than the red softball jersey, black hats, or the ridiculous pinstripes.

My favorites were the Astros uniforms from the 1994-1999 era.

I love the gray jersey/red cap combo! I’m REALLY tired of the red jerseys. Why not save them for Sunday games? Also, please dump the pin stripes. The white jersey/red cap combo or even a white jersey/black cap combo would be a great look for home games.

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