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This might be a stupid question, but I don't follow college baseball at all. Is the stripe above the knee common or is it an Under Armour thing? I had never seen it before until this week.

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I've never seen that before on any level. Must be a UA thing (and that's not good).

Looks like they just lost a sword fight.

Anyway, aside from being ugly, which is a subjective judgment, that stripe is bad baseball. It's high enough that the ump's eye is not going to be fooled into raising the bottom of the strike zone, but disruptive enough that it will make it harder for the ump to judge the bottom of the strike zone. So in all likelihood, Utah has just given opposing pitchers an extra two inches on the bottom of the strike zone. Good plan, UnderArmour!

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I've never seen that before on any level. Must be a UA thing (and that's not good).

Looks like they just lost a sword fight.

Anyway, aside from being ugly, which is a subjective judgment, that stripe is bad baseball. It's high enough that the ump's eye is not going to be fooled into raising the bottom of the strike zone, but disruptive enough that it will make it harder for the ump to judge the bottom of the strike zone. So in all likelihood, Utah has just given opposing pitchers an extra two inches on the bottom of the strike zone. Good plan, UnderArmour!

No offense, but I don't buy that it'd expand the strike zone just yet. Maybe if you could explain why you feel this way it'd make more sense to me.

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It's an Under Armour thing. South Carolina wore white pants last night with similar stripes on the leg. It wasn't a pant-length stripe, but rather a similar stripe to the Utah knee stripes.

Typical bad design -- stripes and piping for stripes' and pipings' sake.

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I'm not so sure those "stripes" are even really that. They look more like a piece of fabric sewn up under--sorta like a tri-fold crease, similar to the pleat you'll find on the backs of many dress shirts, except in reverse.

(And, one other thing...I myself wouldn't even call those "stripes", as those are meant, in my mind, to go all the way around something. These things are more like "slashes" to me, as someone else said earlier.)

Either way it goes...wow. I can honestly say that's the first time I've seen anything like that on a baseball uniform. By themselves, they probably wouldn't be all THAT bad...but combined with whatever is going on with the jersey, it just looks, well, not right.

(And yeah...I think UA was really trying too hard with this one. I mean, we already know who the team's uniform supplier is, what with the ginormous UA logos plastered on the fronts of the socks, the jerseys, the dugout jackets, [i'm willing to bet] the caps...and probably at the base of the neck on the back of the jerseys, too. Entirely too much logo creep.)

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USF is a UA school, and they do not have the wierd stripes.

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Okay wait--the "Bull-U" is on the white caps and batting helmets. Why the HELL is the FULL USF monogram on the BLACK caps?

BTW...USF may not have the weird mesh inserts (those is the words I was lookin' for earlier), but they sho' got some weird-looking uniforms regardless.

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Okay wait--the "Bull-U" is on the white caps and batting helmets. Why the HELL is the FULL USF monogram on the BLACK caps?

BTW...USF may not have the weird mesh inserts (those is the words I was lookin' for earlier), but they sho' got some weird-looking uniforms regardless.

I never said I liked their setup, it's OK, but not great. They also have 2 green jerseys, one with the U on the left chest andone with the USF script.

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Baylor has the wonky knee stripes too.

It's like UA and Nike are having a contest to see who can come up with the stupidest baseball uniform elements ever.

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Pepperdine has this same slash at the knee. Its ugly. Sometimes UA just tries to hard.

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Funnily enough, I don't think they look that terrible on Pepperdine...

In general they are horrible. Ugh.

UA only ever did one thing work while... My high school's team issued shorts and tops we wore during work outs and under our unis. Thank god we never let them near our uniforms.

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No slash on the home pants. I'm liking how they use the same # font as the football team.

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Same thing goes for USF, once basketball goes UA this Fall, rumor has it all USF sports will use the same number font.

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