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Sunday, January 30, 2022

You can have your Space…Cowboys? Astros affiliate unveils new branding

The Sugar Land Skeeters are no more. The Houston Astros’ Triple A franchise will now be known as the Sugar Land Space Cowboys.

“Today represents a new chapter of professional baseball in Sugar Land,” said Astros Senior Vice President of Marketing and Communications Anita Sehgal. “The next step to take as the team moved from its independent ball roots to affiliated Triple A baseball.”

The team on Saturday introduced its new mascot, Orion, and revealed its new jerseys. The Space Cowboys say the team’s trusty sidekick is a cosmic space dog of the species “Canis Cosmicus.”

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: January 30, 2022 at 10:01 PM | 17 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Ziggy: social distancing since 1980 Posted: January 31, 2022 at 08:21 AM (#6063157)
Well, it's my favorite anime.
   2. Steve Parris, Je t'aime Posted: January 31, 2022 at 08:36 AM (#6063159)
"Gangsters of Love" came in second place.
   3. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: January 31, 2022 at 08:44 AM (#6063161)
Could be worse - the Astros’ high-A affiliate will now be the Asheville Maurice.
   4. Darren Posted: January 31, 2022 at 09:07 AM (#6063162)
I wasn't ready for that.
   5. DL from MN Posted: January 31, 2022 at 09:23 AM (#6063163)
They named their space dog "Orion"? Siriusly?
   6. Eric J can SABER all he wants to Posted: January 31, 2022 at 11:38 AM (#6063187)
   7. Tony S Posted: January 31, 2022 at 07:00 PM (#6063269)
When the Astros changed the geographical designator of their Florida State League team from Osceola to Kissimmee, they had to drop the "Astros" nickname for the team. They became the Cobras.
   8. jmurph Posted: February 01, 2022 at 07:40 AM (#6063309)
Excellent headline.
   9. Zach Posted: February 01, 2022 at 02:33 PM (#6063375)
Well, it's my favorite anime.

Unfortunately, AAA is live action.
   10. villageidiom Posted: February 01, 2022 at 02:41 PM (#6063376)
They named their space dog "Orion"? Siriusly?
I guess they didn't know just exactly what the facts is.
   11. NaOH Posted: February 01, 2022 at 05:17 PM (#6063407)
There are musicians/bands that anytime I hear their work—it's never my choosing—my first thought is, "They're still making money off this crap?" Steve Miller is an example. The band Boston. The song "Hotel California." Plenty of others.

Even so, #2 deserves way more credit than it has received.
   12. Brian White Posted: February 01, 2022 at 08:10 PM (#6063423)
These players, they're all astronauts ... on some kind of star trek.
   13. 57i66135 is a hard word for me. Posted: February 01, 2022 at 08:21 PM (#6063424)
moderately disappointed this wasn't the link.
Well, it's my favorite anime.
if you liked bebop, this one's a must watch.
   14. SoSH U at work Posted: February 01, 2022 at 09:06 PM (#6063429)

I'm looking forward to the day the play-by-play man says to his color guy, "Speaking of the pompatus of love."

   15. My name is Votto, and I love to get Moppo Posted: February 02, 2022 at 06:17 AM (#6063455)
Anita Sehgal.

Is Sugar Land on the coast?
   16. Pat Rapper's Delight (as quoted on MLB Network) Posted: February 02, 2022 at 09:56 AM (#6063469)
Is Sugar Land on the coast?

No. It's on the southwest edge of the Houston metro area. About a hour drive to Galveston on the coast.
   17. Ziggy: social distancing since 1980 Posted: February 02, 2022 at 12:08 PM (#6063485)
Unfortunately, AAA is live action

Well played.

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