On the surface, there’s nothing particularly offensive about an MLB club donning old uniforms and asking their ushers to dress up like clowns. But there’s an element to the Astros’ planned 1965 celebrations this Saturday night that just seems, well, like ownership is pissing in the fans’ mouths and calling it Colt .45.
A special pregame ceremony will honor members of the 1965 Astros and the game will include great retro features such as:
$1 hot dogs courtesy of Classic Foods
$1 Coca-Cola Classics while supplies last
$3.50 ticket specials
A live in-game organ
Scoreboard features from the Astrodome and retro entertainment
Though I’m sure Drayton McLane would love to find a way to pay Lance Berkman his day’s pay in 1965 loot, the $1 hot dogs and $1 sodas hardly feel like an authentic gesture. Even at the Astrodome, a Coke didn’t cost $1 in 1965. The “live in-game organ” is a nice touch (and presumably not a reference to Brad Mills’ penis) but some establishments manage such a feature every day.