Astros owner won't change team name

Updated: January 30, 2012, 9:39 PM ET
Associated Press

HOUSTON -- New Houston Astros owner Jim Crane says he won't change the team's name.

Crane said last week he was considering a switch. But he emailed a video message to season-ticket holders on Monday saying, "one thing that we are not going to change is the name."

He says he made the decision after receiving "strong feedback and consensus among season-ticket holders and many fans." He then added that "the Houston Astros are here to stay."

The team was established in 1962 as ...

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