MLB: Astros reach 4-year deal to make Express Triple-A affiliate

first_img “This is a great day for all Central Texas baseball fans,” Express CEO Reese Ryan said. “The Astros have been a big part of our family and this area for a long time. We’re excited to partner with them once again as we get ready for our 20th anniversary season at Dell Diamond.”Since Jim Crane purchased the Astros following the 2011 season, the Astros have built and maintained one the finest minor league systems in all of baseball, under the direction of Jeff Luhnow, the team’s President of Baseball Operations and General Manager. Five of the Astros’ minor league affiliates qualified for the postseason in 2018, including their Triple-A club at Fresno. The Astros also boasted the second-highest combined minor league winning percentage in baseball this season. That success in player development has had translated to success in the Major Leagues as well as several of the Astros’ current big league players were drafted and/or developed in their minor league system.During its first stint in the Houston organization, Round Rock enjoyed great success in its five-year Texas League affiliation, reaching the playoffs four times and winning the 2000 Texas League Championship. After joining the PCL in 2005, the Express posted a then-franchise-best 85-59 record en route to capturing their first-ever American Conference Championship.After the new PDC agreement was announced in front of over 700 season ticket members, sponsors and media tonight at Dell Diamond, the Express also unveiled a new brand identity that included a new logo and new uniforms for the 2019 season. Fans will enjoy a new “double-R” mark as well, a cattle brand nod to the Ryan family’s love of ranching. The double-R is the focal point of a new custom Express team font that fans can expect to see in 2019. Astros media relationsROUND ROCK — During a ceremony this evening at Dell Diamond, the Round Rock Express and Houston Astros announced that they have reached a four-year agreement that will return the Astros’ Triple-A Club to Round Rock.Round Rock served as the Astros’ Double-A affiliate from 2000-04 and then as its Triple-A affiliate from 2005-10. The Astros’ Triple-A affiliate had been in Fresno for the past four seasons. Next Up“This will be a great partnership for the Astros and the Express in a variety of ways,” said Astros President of Business Operations Reid Ryan.  “We now have our two highest minor league affiliates back in Texas, which is great for our fans and, logistically, for our Major League club when promoting players.  And, it should be a big plus for the Express on the field as well. As an organization, the Astros take a great deal of pride in our player development process, the results of which can be seen with the success of our minor league clubs and by our Major League club.”The Express were founded as a Double-A franchise in 2000 by Ryan Sanders Baseball, a group made up of Hall of Famer Nolan Ryan, his sons Reid and Reese, Houston businessman Don Sanders and his sons, Bret and Brad.“On a personal level, this is certainly an exciting day for our family as well,” Reid Ryan commented. “We have made so many great memories in Round Rock with the Express over the years. From all the work that went into bringing a minor league club to Central Texas to the championships won along the way, this city and this team will always hold a special place in our hearts.”center_img “As we enter the next era of Round Rock Express baseball, it made all the sense in the world to give our brand a refresh,” Express General Manager Tim Jackson said. “On the dawn of our 20th anniversary season and our rejoining the Houston organization, we’re excited to pay homage to our original color scheme while giving our look a Major League redesign.”The Round Rock Express kick off their historic 20th anniversary season with Opening Day at Dell Diamond on Tuesday, April 9, 2019, against the rival Nashville Sounds.last_img read more

Knicks Using Two Different Colorations of the Same Logo?

first_imgAll Activity The lighter one is the one Chris Creamer has listed on the website, while the darker one appears to be the one used on court: If you look at the Knicks website below, you will notice different colorations of the main logo, one version at the top of the website, and one on the ticket selling banner(scroll down a little so the logo at the top drops down next to the banner to clearly see the difference): Sports Logos 317 I found two larger versions online to illustrate the difference: 1,779 Posted July 4, 2017 Posted July 4, 2017 Share on other sites 1 Link to post 0 Members Sports Logo News So essentially the ones where its the lighter color is just the people using the older/wrong file. 317 colortv 1,779 Recommended Posts The one on the ticket banner appears to have darker, richer versions of the orange, blue, and gray. 0 TornadoGTS Sports Logos TornadoGTS Link to post Share this post Share on other sites 1,779 colortv By colortv, July 4, 2017 in Sports Logo News Forums Home 1,323 posts Knicks Using Two Different Colorations of the Same Logo? 1,779 Whereas now its the correct darker color, like their uniforms. Followers 1 Light: Posted July 4, 2017 Sports Logo News Share this post Members The lighter one used to be the official color on the logo even though they had royal blue in the uniforms…. Knicks Using Two Different Colorations of the Same Logo? 1,323 posts Location:Florida 1,779 All Activity Share on other sites colortv 2,286 posts Same conundrum on the main NBA website: Go To Topic Listing Forums Home Sign in to follow this   Share this post 1,779 SportsLogos.Net colortv This topic is now closed to further replies. Sign in to follow this   Followers 1 SportsLogos.Net Members 317 Link to post Dark: Knicks Using Two Different Colorations of the Same Logo?last_img read more