LSU, Tulane earn elite rankings for best college baseball jerseys
The quest for the rest of the best story ideas continues in the sports vacuum in which we find ourselves.
While we have strived to bring you strong, pertinent, entertaining and informative stories over the past month and a half, others are working at doing the same.
Baseball America ventured into that world by doing a opinion piece on the best jerseys/uniforms in college baseball.
South Louisiana sports fans should be quite pleased with the results.
LSU topped the list at No. 1 overall with its victory gold jerseys over white pants with purple socks and caps.
The gold jersey became a championship game staple under Skip Bertman. The jersey debuted in the postseason of 1996.
Warren Morris forever etched the jersey in Tiger lore with his dramatic, walk-off home run in the title game in a thrilling 9-8 victory over Miami, Bertman’s former school.
A tradition was born.
Paul Mainieri continued the tradition as the Tigers wore the gold jerseys in the 2009 championship deciding game against Texas. LSU wears the jerseys frequently now under Mainieri. Of course the gold is really closer to a yellow shade, as compared to old gold.
Checking in at No. 7 on the list is the Tulane white jersey with the Pelicans on the bat look.
As a lifelong St. Louis Cardinals fan, I could not have been happier when Rick Jones, a devout Cardinals fan and friend of former Redbirds manager Tony Larussa, opted to adopt the legendary, iconic birds-on-the-bat look of the Cardinals at Tulane.
The look proved to be not only good but proved to be very popular.
It continues on to this day under Trent Jewett, two coaches removed from Jones.
Of course, it is not difficult for LSU and Tulane to come up with various uniform combinations which look good. That is a by-product of each school having excellent colors to work with.
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Born and raised in the New Orleans area, CCSE CEO Ken Trahan has been a sports media fixture in the community for nearly four decades. Ken started NewOrleans.com/Sports with Bill Hammack and Don Jones in 2008. In 2011, the site became SportsNOLA.com. On August 1, 2017, Ken helped launch CrescentCitySports.com. Having accumulated national awards/recognition (National Sports Media Association, National Football…