The Yankees of college baseball


Omar Quintanilla (001)
The University of Texas had an alumni baseball game last week, inviting former Longhorns back to campus to play a little ball. But rather than outfitting them in UT uniforms, they have them bring the jerseys of their parent clubs -- ostensibly to show off just how cool they are that they have so many former players scattered around the major and minor leagues.

But I can't say I blame them. I'm a big fan of baseball uniforms and designs, and I pitched a fit when Major League Baseball floated the idea of outfitting the All-Star teams in matching uniforms, rather than letting the players each wear their team colors. Thank god that didn't go through.

So while there's a little arrogance here by the Longhorns, I can't say I mind it. It's a nice touch.

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11th and Washington: The Yankees of college baseball

Friday, February 02, 2007

The Yankees of college baseball

The University of Texas had an alumni baseball game last week, inviting former Longhorns back to campus to play a little ball. But rather than outfitting them in UT uniforms, they have them bring the jerseys of their parent clubs -- ostensibly to show off just how cool they are that they have so many former players scattered around the major and minor leagues.

But I can't say I blame them. I'm a big fan of baseball uniforms and designs, and I pitched a fit when Major League Baseball floated the idea of outfitting the All-Star teams in matching uniforms, rather than letting the players each wear their team colors. Thank god that didn't go through.

So while there's a little arrogance here by the Longhorns, I can't say I mind it. It's a nice touch.

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1 Comments:

Anonymous MKL said...

OMG Omar Quintanilla looks like the head of the lollipop guild. I know that he isn't a Hobbit, but something about that picture makes him look like he's about 4 feet tall and has a giant blond cowlick hiding underneath that longhorn helmet.

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