The trend in Major League Baseball for players to look like bums. What is the deal with wearing your pants eight inches too long so they bunch up around your cleats or actually are under your heel?! The shirts are too big, the pants are too long and it seems most of the guys are wearing them this way. If the ballplayers don’t wear them this way, they wear their pants with the end up around the knees and baseball socks showing from the knee on down. What happened to baseball players that looked like ballplayers? Stirrup socks with white socks under them. Shirts that looked like they were measured for the player and not obtained from a baseball shirt give-away-night. You know what I mean: all t-shirts ever given away are double XL!
My guess is that these guys don’t go out on the town looking like they’ve never seen a tailor! I can’t imagine A-Rod wearing his pants so long that he’s walking on them or that his shirt is not custom tailored when he’s visiting the Material Girl. Why do the owners allow the players to look like this? I know the answer to that question and that answer is the Players Union.
We can all thank St. Louis Cardinal George Hendrick for starting the “trend”. It would be interesting to hear from George, how he feels now that his trend is so widespread. He coaches first base for the Tampa Bay Rays. But alas, George ain’t talking. You see, George Hendrick doesn’t talk to the media and hasn’t talked to the media since 1973.
George, you were a very good ballplayer but fashion and public speaking weren’t your forte.
Thanks a bunch George.
stirups are stupid, pointless and a pain in the ass. The reason for the longer pants or the pants at the knee is actually comfort. The longer pants won’t creep up as you are running, and the pulled up to the knee versions are already to the point where they can’t creep any more. This is bothersome when pitching too.
I actually had to wear my pants at the knee because they didn’t have any long enough for me. I preferred them all the way to the ankle.
I do thing Manny looks ridiculous though…