I wasn’t sure whether to file this complaint as “My Biggest Complaint About Barry Bonds’ Record Breaking Home Run” or “My Biggest Complaint About Long Baseball Pants”. The complaint is really the same anyway you look at and I would have probably attracted more attention complaining about Barry’s home run instead of the pants Barry wore while hitting the home run, but I’ve seen the pictures a hundred times today and I can’t take it any longer.
Long baseball pants are horrible and should be boycotted by every baseball player worth his multi-million dollar contract. No other major sport has long pants except golf and those guys complain constantly about having to wear long pants on the pro tour when amateurs get to wear shorts.
Nothing says “nonathletic” like long pants. OK, maybe baggy saggy pants like the ones in Barry’s picture say it a little bit louder.
Honestly, these pics of Barry Bonds’ home run will live on for eternity (alright, until A-Rod breaks the record in a few years) and he looks like he’s wearing stretched out pajamas.
I would take short basketball shorts over long baseball pants any day of the week.
Baseball uniforms are about two things basically - the hat and the socks. Without showing those cool worthless baseball socks, the baseball uniform has the hat, and frankly that’s not enough since baseball hats are everywhere from NASCAR to football nowadays.
What would baseball history be with long pants and no cool socks? Granted the Boston Long Pants and the Chicago White Trousers would still suck, but I think you see my point.