I’m troubled by a trend in major league Ball. No, it’s not the inflated salaries. No, it’s not the income disparity between small and large-market teams. No, it’s not Bud Selig and his contraction plan.
It’s those baggy pants. I don’t like them.
Personally, if I had my druthers, all major league ballplayers would wear knee-length pants. El Duque, Soriano–those guys look like ball players ought to look. But I can handle the full-length pants. They’re okay when they fit properly. See Exhibit A: Derek Jeter.
But some guys are wearing them so darn baggy these days. The crotch is practically down at the knees and the cuffs flap around. A guy just doesn’t look fast when his pants are flapping around. I always wonder–“would you have made it to the base if you weren’t creating so much wind drag with your pants?”
Now, it’s not so bad with regard to the Yankees. Their notorious uniform conservatism keeps bagginess to a minimum. (Although someone should say something to Rondell White.) But some of these guys on other teams? Flappity flap flap flap!
So what do you all think? Do you like the baggy long pants? What pants do you prefer? Do you think they all should go back to baggy knickers a’la Joe Dimaggio?
[sub]p.s. For those of you contemplating making snide comments about female baseball fans–spare us, please. We did that to death here on the boards last year.[/sub]