If you thought the Houston Astros' new uniform unveiling was doomed to be anticlimatic, you were wrong.
Sure, there were enough pre-event leaks about the designs that one could be excused for half wondering if Julian Assange had suddenly become interested in Jim Crane's club.
But on a November night when more than 5,000 fans and Roger Clemens showed up at Minute Maid Park, Houston general Jeff Luhnow spiced things by talking about another throwback.
The five-point star and the giant H are back on the Astros' new old school uniforms, but that's not the retro return Luhnow broached. Instead, he revealed that he does plan to contact free agent Lance Berkman, raising the possibility of a Big Puma return.
"Lance is still a force at the Major League level," Luhnow said in talking about his interest.
Of course, Luhnow also said that any Berkman return would have to make sense as a "baseball decision" and would not be based on creating a sentimental story line.
Luhnow also did seem much more excited about the players in the Astros new uniforms on this Friday night. All-Star second baseman Jose Altuve (No. 27) did look pretty good among his taller teammates.