Logo Links Mar 6, 2012: MLB Forbids Throwback, NBA Jersey Sponsors? – SportsLogos.Net News

Logo Links Mar 6, 2012: MLB Forbids Throwback, NBA Jersey Sponsors?


Logo Links is a quick look at what’s taken place in the logo and uniform world over the past 24-hours, here are your logo links for Tuesday, March 6, 2012:

Houston Astros Oppose Removal of Colt from Colt .45s Throwbacks

Houston Astros owner Jim Crane is opposed to a ruling from Major League Baseball which forbids the team from wearing a Colt .45 firearm on the front of their 1962 Houston Colt .45s throwback jerseys.  The Astros plan on wearing the uniforms on April 10th and April 20th as part of the their 50th anniversary season celebrations.

You can read more on this story, as well as the letter Jim Crane sent a fan about the matter over at Big League Stew

NBA Set on Adding Jersey Sponsors?

It could happen as soon as next month when NBA owners are expected to vote on whether or not to allow sponsor logos to appear on the front of team jerseys becoming the first of the “Big Four” North American leagues to do so.  The idea isn’t being opposed to as much as fans of clean, ad-free uniforms would hope they would be and it’s looking more-and-more likely that this will eventually happen and that the National Basketball Association may be the first to take the plunge.

You can read all the details, as well as quotes from team owners over at The Sporting News

And the rest…

Fox Sports North takes a look at the history of the team the Minnesota Timberwolves have been honouring with throwback jerseys this season, the Minnesota Muskies – read the story here

Bleacher Report Correspondent Greg Maiola shares his thoughts on what NFL throwbacks should return as a full-time uniform, and I can’t say I agree with a single one of his choices, see if you agree with Greg or me by giving it a read here

Galveston Pirate SC of the National Premier Soccer League unveiled their new 2012 season kits/uniforms, see a pic of the new uniforms and read some quotes from the players here in an article from the Galveston Daily News