The University of Maryland's new football uniforms are a lot like oatmeal: You're either going to love them or hate them.
There seems to be no middle ground. On one hand, you have those that are infatuated with the new designs, citing their creative concept and homage to the state of Maryland. On the other, you have a much more vocal group that includes a contingent of people that absolutely hate the new concept, calling out the university for its blatant cry for attention or sellout to the uniform's creator, Under Armour.
Let's face it though. If nothing more, the uniforms certainly are interesting, and that was the intention. Without being a huge school, Maryland needed to find a way to get its name out to an audience, and if there is a better way than doing something controversial on national television versus a team that has been scrutinized for the last two months, I certainly can't think of it.
But what does any of this have to do with baseball? Well, there are a few teams out there that could benefit by taking a page out of the University of Maryland's playbook. While I'm not sure that uniforms crafted by Under Armour could ever be a good thing for baseball, the design is somewhat inspiring.
Just for kicks, let's take apart Maryland's football uniforms and apply some of the concepts to Major League Baseball teams. Not every concept will center around incorporating the state/city flag of each team's respective state, but more importantly, the blending of several different designs.