Maryland's baseball batting helmets are awesome, crazy, Pride-y

Uni Watch

Terps baseball unveils new Pride look just ahead of season opener.

First the leotards, now batting helmets? The world's gone crazy, and I love it.

Not enough. I need moar Pride.

Two things to piggyback off of here. The first: hey, guys, baseball season's actually about to start up! And this is as good an excuse as we'll have to talk about it. John Sfzec lacks the glamor and pizazz that Erik Bakich mastered, but as is pointed out in the Post, to some degree he doesn't need to have it. Bakich had a big enough personality to do the hardest of hard work by getting the program out of the gutter. What's needed now is a coach. I don't know enough about baseball to even pretend to comment on that, but you can see the angle there.

The Terps kick things off on Friday with a weekend road series at #3 LSU. Godspeed with that one.

The other point: while we're on uniforms, any crazy theories on what Maryland's going to trot out against Duke come Sunday? The Pride unis have already been taken, both of the Black and Traditional varieties. At Duke was Black Ops. Just like in football, expect there to be some White Ops unis at some point, too. That means a home game, and since Duke is the biggest one between now and the end of the year - well, no-brainer, right?

Probably, aside from the fact that mono-chromatic white basketball unis are usually pretty terrible. But: Maryland still has to host UNC. Which means there are two big home games between now and the end of the year, and thereby two big platforms for Under Armour to show off. Now that we've already seen Black Ops, White Ops lacks a certain punch, which means it might make more sense for hosting UNC. So ... maybe UA goes balls-out wild with some unforeseen combination? Could happen.

Whatever Maryland wears, though, it'll be a damned sight better than what Duke will trot out in. Nike's design aesthetic with the hyper elite still confuses me to no end, mostly because it seems to be "let's just make it as ugly as possible."

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