A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from September 16, 2007
Asstros (Houston Astros baseball team unofficial nickname)

Non-fans of the Houston Astros baseball club sometimes call them the “Asstros” or “ASStros.” The derogatory term has been recorded frequently starting from the late 1990s, with the rise of internet groups and then individual blogs.


Wikipedia: Houston Astros
The Houston Astros are a Major League Baseball team based in Houston, Texas. The team is in the Central Division of the National League.

Franchise history
Beginnings: The 1960s
Houston Colt .45s Logo, 1962-1964
Subsequent to the Giants and Dodgers leaving for California, an abortive attempt was made to start a third major league. It was to be called the Continental League. Though the league never got off the ground, it nonetheless established the demand for major league baseball in other markets.

On October 17, 1960, Judge Roy Hofheinz and the existing Continental League ownership group from Houston was awarded a franchise in the ten-team National League The team was to be named the Houston Colt .45s. In addition to the Houston Colt .45s, the New York Mets would also join the NL in 1962, a year after the 1961 expansion of the American League, which resulted in new AL teams in Los Angeles (Los Angeles Angels) and Washington, D.C. (a new Washington Senators franchise to replace the team that had left D.C. to become the Minnesota Twins the same year).

The “Colts” began play on April 10 1962, defeating the Chicago Cubs 11-2, and for the next three years, the team would play in Colt Stadium.
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New venue, new name
On April 9, 1965, the Houston Colt .45s became the Houston Astros and inaugurated indoor baseball in the Astrodome with a 2-1 exhibition win over the New York Yankees on April 9 in the Astrodome...rookie Joe Morgan sets club marks for at-bats, runs, hits and triples.

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From: (Quixotoes)
Date: 1997/06/22
Subject: Re: Defense of baseball

And dont forget the “Yanks” and the “Asstros”—our town’s favorite teams.

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From: Arman Borhan
Date: 1998/08/01
Subject: Yikes!!!

I can’t believe the asstros got the big douche!!! Help.

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From: “Kev Reitz”
Date: 1998/12/08
Subject: Re: Clemens Trade

It says here that The NY YANKS, HOUSTON ASSTROS, AND TEXAS RANGERS.

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From: “Matt”
Date: 1999/05/27
Subject: Re: 1st Quarter Grades

He takes huge chances on big money/big trades on “closers” like Beck, Rojas and Aguilar but scared of his shadow when it comes to a Piazza or Clemens.  Which means we’re always looking up at the ASStros.

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From: “jfactor001”
Date: 1999/08/26
Subject: Kenny Rogers beat the Asstros!

Kenny Rogers....the Man. What a great trade by Mr. Phillips!!

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Whouston Asstros?
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