Wednesday, May 19, 2010
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uniform A uniform is a set of standard clothing worn by members of an organization while participating in that organization's activity. http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/downloads/y2008/official_rules/01_objectives_of_the_game.pdf No player whose uniform does not conform to that of his teammates shall be permitted to participate in a game. Seems pretty simple to me but with MLB it must be a joke. Here are just a few common deviations on players on the same team: 1. pants: - worn to the knee - worn to the ankle - worn below the shoe 2. socks: - none - traditional baseball knickers with little of any white sanitary hose showing - traditional baseball knickers with lots of white sanitary hose showing - traditional baseball knickers worn mid calf - traditional baseball knickers worn from the knee 3. caps: - straight brim - curved brim - worn to the side - filthy/clean 4. random stuff written on the uniform by individuals 5. shoes: random in the extreme. And shouldn't teams with names that define part of the uniform be required to adhere to that? Shouldn't the Red Sox wear red socks? Shouldn't the White Sox wear white socks? Shouldn't the Reds wear red?