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CRAWFORD BLOG | So, about those new Louisville baseball uniforms

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WDRB) -- Look, I'm not a fashion guy. You've heard the expression, "I don't know art, but I know what I like." When it comes to fashion, I'm not even sure what I like.

I know that the cleaner the lines, and the more traditional the look, the more I like it when it comes to sports uniforms. The classics never change, nor should they, very much. The Green Bay Packers. The New York Yankees. The Boston Celtics.

I thought it was a shame that the University of Louisville had to win its national title in the pajama shorts that adidas put the team in. (The Infrared uniforms a year ago, I didn't mind them as much, for some reason.)

Today, in the NCAA Nashville Super Regional against Vanderbilt, the U of L baseball program is thrown into the act by adidas, which has rolled out special unis for its schools still in contention for the College World Series.

These are pretty dramatic uniforms, and look like the old Houston Astros' uniforms from the 1970s. For that reason, I guess because of my age, I don't hate them. Those old polyester V-neck pullovers hold a certain nostalgia value for me. I remember Nolan Ryan and Phil Niekro plying their trades in those, and it's hard for me to dislike them, though the pants of these U of L uniforms resemble regular pants too much and baseball pants too little.

"Craziest in baseball history," I overheard U of L player Jeff Gardner saying yesterday.

He's too young to remember the old Astros uniforms, or some of the stunts the Chicago White Sox pulled.

I'm told by some that the uniforms U of L will wear today actually resemble those worn by some U of L baseball teams in the 1970s.

Either way, there's at least a traditional model for the radical look. We'll see how they go over.

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