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Snyder thrilled to play with throwback jerseys

HOUSTON -- No one was happier to don the 1970s-era rainbow uniform the Astros wore against the Reds as part of the ongoing "Flashback Fridays" promotion to celebrate the team's 50th anniversary than catcher Chris Snyder, who grew up in Houston and attended countless games at the Astrodome.

"I'm definitely pumped to get to be able to wear one," he said. "The whole year, with all the throwbacks and everything like that and me being from Houston and growing up and see all these unis, especially the later ones, it's one of the cooler years to be part of the organization."

Snyder was unsure whether he was going to get to keep the rainbow No. 18 jersey he wore during Friday's game, but he said he was going to make sure to get one somewhere along the line. "I don't know what's going to happen, but I guarantee you, at some point, I'm going to find a way to get a rainbow jersey with Snyder, 18, on it," he said. "I will have a few of them one way or another. I loved those uniforms."

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HOU Full Game Coverage STON -- No one was happier to don the 1970s-era rainbow uniform the Astros wore against the Reds as part of the ongoing "Flashback Fridays" promotion to celebrate the team's 50th anniversary than catcher Chris Snyder, who grew up in Houston and attended countless games at the Astrodome.

"I'm definitely pumped to get to be able to wear one," he said. "The whole year, with all the throwbacks and everything like that and me being from Houston and growing up and see all these unis, especially the later ones, it's one of the cooler years to be part of the organization."

Snyder was unsure whether he was going to get to keep the rainbow No. 18 jersey he wore during Friday's game, but he said he was going to make sure to get one somewhere along the line. "I don't know what's going to happen, but I guarantee you, at some point, I'm going to find a way to get a rainbow jersey with Snyder, 18, on it," he said. "I will have a few of them one way or another. I loved those uniforms."

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