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  • Petitioned Allan H. (Bud) Selig (Commissioner, MLB)

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Allan H. (Bud) Selig (Commissioner, MLB)

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    1. Joel Davis
    2. Petition by

      Joel Davis

      Austin, TX

Baseball is a game of tradition. And since their inception in 1962 the Astros (then Colt 45s) have played in the National League. All of their rivalries and history has occurred in the National League. Also, moving them to the AL West would require a good portion of their games to start too late to watch or be reported in the newspaper the next day, as they would start at 9 pm cst. This would put an additional strain on the team and its fans. So, please, Mr Selig, respect tradition and leave the Astros in the NL.

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    1. Reached 1,500 signatures
    2. MIsquote

      Joel Davis
      Petition Organizer

      Everyone- I have misquoted Alyson Footer, please do NOT post my email anywhere as it is incorrect. I accidentally attributed something to her that she never said.

      She NEVER said talks have progressed b/c of lack of fan backlash. What she said was she was surprised by lack of fan backlash until recently. She has no inside information that pertains to the sale. I take full responsibility to my mistake. If you have posted this anywhere please tell me where so I can set the record straight.

    3. Reached 1,000 signatures
    4. Some people hate idea of Astros changing leagues. Are you one of them?

      Joel Davis
      Petition Organizer

      Heartfelt thanks to the Houston Chronicle for posting this online with a link back to our petition.

    5. Got our 400th signature tonight!

      Joel Davis
      Petition Organizer

      We're off to a good start, but we need your help to get to our goal. Please share with all Astros fans you know. The more voices that join in, the harder it'll be to ignore us. Thanks again for your continued support. Now let's Save Our Stros!

    6. Reached 250 signatures

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    • Alex Furnald BURLINGTON, IA
      • almost 3 years ago

      To Save Our 'Stros! Please. You HAVE to leave them in NL Central! They've been my favorite team since I was born. And Houston has grown to be a NL city! You can't change that! Please, AND Thankyou.

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    • Tommy Holstien WASHINGTON, DC
      • almost 3 years ago

      As a reason for moving the Astros to the AL West, the MLB and Mr. Selig have cited the desire to enhance the rivalry with the Rangers. There is no precedent for such a move. California aside, given its wealth of clubs, there are several other examples of in-state clubs: the Yankees and Mets in New York, the Cubs and White Sox in Illinois, the Royals and Cardinals in Missouri, the Indians and Reds in Ohio, and the Rays and Marlins in Florida. In each of these cases, the clubs play in opposite divisions. The lone exception is the Pirates and Phillies in Pennsylvania. However, they are not in the same division and thus do not share a stacked schedule. Realigning clubs geographically to embolden rivalries is a conversation worth having. But if the MLB is serious about such a proposal, it must look across the board. Until that point, with the existing framework of Interleague play, there is no need for realignment given that each of the "geographic rivals" share six games a year.

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    • Chad Saunders STANSBURY PARK, UT
      • almost 3 years ago

      As a Lifelong Astros AND Mariners Fan I find this move disgusting. It would make much more sense to move Colorado or Arizona to the AL and if anything move Houston back to the NL West where they played for years. I also think it's silly to put BOTH Texas Teams in the same Division.

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    • David Strong AUSTIN, UNITED STATES
      • almost 3 years ago

      Our family knew R. E. "Bob" Smith - he invited us to his Colt .45's games, which I thoroughly enjoyed as a very young boy. Destroying the fine tradition he began, a tradition which includes the Astrodome, is incomprehensible.

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    • Richard Dyer PFLUGERVILLE, TX
      • almost 3 years ago

      I love the Astros. Move the Brewers back to the AL where they belong. Texas needs one NL and on AL team.

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