Louisville Cardinals baseball uniforms inspired by Houston Astros
Not many people look back at the 1970s and 1980s Houston Astros “rainbow stripe” uniforms and think “wow, that look is sharp, we need to be more like those!” But at least one college team has. The Louisville Cardinals burst into the Nashville, Tennessee, Superregional against Vanderbilt with a “shades of red” style uniform that hearkened back to the Nolan Ryan, Jose Cruz, J.R. Richard, Astrodome era Astros duds that have been legendary in terms of criticism among those who dissect baseball’s sartorial splendor. Here is the Louisville version (credit: Adidas via GoCards.com):
The team is playing extremely well in the duds, having upset the Number 2 national seed Vanderbilt Commodores in two straight games to advance to the College World Series. Omaha is going to go “Retro Astros” next week when the College World Series kicks off! The Louisville athletic program is having a banner year, as reigning Sugar Bowl champions, and NCAA Men’s Basketball tournament champions. Success in the College World Series would be a huge cap on their banner year.
– David Whitlock (@lhd_on_sports)
Follow us on Twitter @rbts_baseball