Houston Astros bring back Tequila Sunrise with alternate uniforms

Written By:  •  Saturday, January 23, 2016

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Earlier this week, we got word that the Houston Astros would be unveiling a new blue alternate jersey, and there were rumors that the famous rainbow/Tequila Sunrise design that the Astros utilized during the 70s and 80s would be making a small return in these uniforms.

Indeed, that turned out to be the case when the Astros unveiled their alternate uniforms and a new alternate cap as well. The rainbow design will run up the side of the jersey, and it’s very similar to the batting practice uniforms that the Astros currently use.

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Here’s a look at the alternate cap as well, which is simple enough: An orange crown with a blue brim, which gives the Astros two orange hats and two blue hats now.

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Houston will wear these uniforms as Sunday home alternates, so if you’re in the Houston area and you want to see the mini-revival of the Tequila Sunrise, then you might want to make sure that you’re at the ballpark on a Sunday afternoon this year.

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In my opinion, I’d say that these are actually the weakest uniforms in the Astros’ uniform set. It’s a bit too similar to their BP jerseys, and they honestly would’ve been better off translating their BP hat design into an alternate hat design. However, if you’re going to have a uniform like this, then you may as well make sure that you don’t wear them too often and a Sunday alt will make sure that this is the case.

What do you think, though? Do you like the new Astros alternates, or are you a bit underwhelmed like I am?

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