Astros to wear replica Colt .45s uniforms twice in April, gun and all

Thankfully, common sense has prevailed. The Houston Astros are scheduled to wear throwback uniforms on April 10 and April 20 as part of their "Flashback Fridays" promotion, and they'll be doing so with replicas of the original Colt .45s uniform (pictured above, via's Twitter account).

Previously, Major League Baseball told the Astros they wouldn't be allowed to wear the exact replica of the uniform because it has a gun on it -- smoke from which forms the "C" of Colts on the front. Yeah, I know: Lame.

Anyway, there were seemingly enough complaints that MLB ended up allowing the Astros to make their own decision, the club announced Thursday in a press release. Friday, the Astros revealed that they will indeed don replicas of the original jerseys for those two home games, gun and all.

“We made this decision for a number of reasons,” Astros owner Jim Crane said (Ultimate Astros). “We listened to our fans, who were almost unanimously in favor of wearing the original jersey. We wanted to honor all of our past uniforms during this special 50th anniversary season, and we felt it was important to be true to the tradition of the franchise.”

So if you're offended by seeing a picture of a gun on a shirt, just avoid watching those two games. Really, just avoid turning on the TV, looking at the Internet or leaving the house, because if that offends you, there isn't much in this world that won't.

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Matt Snyder has been a baseball writer with CBS Sports since 2011. A member of the BBWAA, he's now covered the last six World Series beginning with the epic 2011 Fall Classic. The former Indiana University... Full Bio

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