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Wednesday, December 16, 2015

The long history of baseball’s most glorious fashion accessory: The stirrup sock | MLB.com

An interesting article about the origin and history of the stirrup.

Baseball uniforms are a unique beast. The shirts have buttons (though, for some reason, they don’t count as “formal wear” at weddings), the pants have belts and the players need to wear hats to keep the sun out of their eyes. But nothing is as unique to baseball as the stirrup sock.

The tradition can be traced back to 1868, when the Cincinnati Red Stockings became the first team to expose their socked legs.

Jim Furtado Posted: December 16, 2015 at 02:25 PM | 11 comment(s)
  Beats: history, uniforms

Friday, December 04, 2015

Arizona Diamondbacks unveil new uniforms | MLB.com

You can click through to view the fashion show. The Jetsons would approve.

The D-backs will have plenty of uniform combinations to choose from in 2016, as the team on Thursday unveiled eight uniform sets, which can also be mixed and matched to form even more looks.

“My head is spinning kind of figuring out what kind of matching they’re going to do,” outfielder A.J. Pollock said. “We have so many different types of combinations we can do with them. They all look good, and it will be interesting to see what the fans think.”

Jim Furtado Posted: December 04, 2015 at 07:47 AM | 23 comment(s)
  Beats: diamondbacks, uniforms

 

 

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