Apologies to the late Malcom Owen for the above headline. One of the few benefits of having once purchased Houston Astros tickets online is that I’m blessed with spam like the sort that arrived earlier today. Let’s hear it for historical accuracy!

HOUSTON, TX – Houston Astros Owner and Chairman Jim Crane announced today that the Astros will wear replicas of their original Colt .45s jersey during the April 10 and April 20 games at Minute Maid Park.

The jersey, worn by the ballclub in its first three years of existence (1962-64), included a pistol below the name “Colts” on the front. This week, the Astros heard from thousands of fans who were virtually unanimous in their support of the authentic Colt .45s jersey.

“The Colt .45s name was selected by the fans when the franchise was born, so it has special meaning to them,” said Crane. “The fans have spoken again and I can only stand with the fans on this decision. I would like to thank Major League Baseball for allowing us to make the final decision.”