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It’s official: the Astros will put the guns back on the Colt .45 throwbacks

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UPDATE: The Astros have made it official:

Breaking: Jim Crane announced today Astros will wear authentic Colt 45s jersey April 10 & 20. “The fans have spoken”

— Houston Astros (@astros) March 9, 2012

Now, if this sets a precedent in which the Astros listen to the fans speaking, we’re all but assured that their new uniforms next year will have the star-H logo on the caps.

Thursday, 1:34PM: A couple weeks ago we heard that Major League Baseball -- in a fit of nanny mania -- decided that the the Astros could not put the guns on their throwback Colt .45s uniforms this season.

It was a crazy decision, mostly because it flew in the face of historical accuracy. Also: if you make a decision that even a wimpy pinko lefty like me finds to be silly, you’re off in crazy land.

But now, it seems, sanity has been restored:

#Astros may get pistol back on Colt .45s jersey for flashback days after all. MLB ceded decision back to club, which will announce tomorrow

— Eric Fisher (@EricFisherSBJ) March 8, 2012

Here’s hoping the Astros do the right thing and put the guns back on. We’re all adults and can handle it. And the kids these days -- or any days, really -- aren’t so idiotic that they’re going to be sent into violence and delinquency by the sight of Wandy Rodriguez wearing a gun on his shirt.

And besides: no one is going to be watching the Astros this year anyway.