Jim Crane: “We will not change the name Astros.”
The idea of changing the Astros name was brought up last week, and that same idea put to rest on Monday.
A name change, owner Jim Crane said in a taped video message to season ticket holders, is not happening.
“You asked for change and we added several fan friendly initiatives last week and we hope you like them,” Crane said. “We will continue to listen, and to look for additional ways to improve on and off the field.
“One thing that we are not going to change is the name. We received strong feedback and consensus among season ticket holders and many fans, and we will not change the name Astros. The Houston Astros are here to stay.”