Holster those pistols, Houston.
That's the message that Major League Baseball has for the Houston Astros as they plan to celebrate their franchise's 50th anniversary in 2012.
As part of the party, the team is planning to wearing throwback jerseys from different eras, including from when the team was known as the Colt .45s for the first three years of its existence.
But while the team is free to acknowledge their first years in Houston, the Uni Watch blog notes that the league has decided the jerseys cannot include the pistol that was part of the Colt .45s logo.
The Astros plan to wear the Colt .45s jerseys on April 10 and 20 and tells Astros Daily that the team's original intention had been to feature the jersey in its "complete" form. A version of the jersey featuring the pistol was even unveiled at an event last September.