Major League Baseball was a little too eager on Tuesday morning and ended up leaking the new logo and baseball cap for the Houston Astros next season. The MLB quickly realized their error and took to Twitter to issue a statement.
Who was to blame for the logo leak? Well, the MLB decided to blame Superstorm Sandy.
The official MLB Twitter account wrote:
“MLB Advanced Media, in advance of super-storm Sandy, inadvertently posted photos of players in their new uniforms on @Astros.com bio pages.”
As you would expect, the Astros released a statement about their leaked logo — or as they called it, “their new identity.” Here is what the Astros had to say:
“This morning, a portion of the Astros’ future brand went live on the Astros’ official website, which is managed by Major League Baseball Advanced Media (MLBAM). MLBAM has since corrected the error. Fortunately, only a small portion of the Astros’ new identity was posted on the site as a result of the error. The Astros’ entire new identity will be revealed at the club’s official Launch Party on Nov. 2 at 6 p.m. at Minute Maid Park.”
Here is another look at the new logo:
Personally, the new logo is a very fresh an updated look. The hat, while being poorly photoshopped, still brings more vibrant colors and a bit of life to the Astros uniform. I am anxious to see the complete new look at the November 2nd unveiling.