Baseball Pants And Socks.
Posted 29 October 2007 - 04:32 AM
Posted 29 October 2007 - 05:21 AM
As you are playing, there are 3 ways to keep them down, and in place.
1. You can sew elastic to the bottom, and wear the elastic under your heel, pulling the pants down. Kindof like stirrups.
2. You can buy what is called pre-wrap spray. It is a spray used to make your skin sticky to hold pre-wrap down, while the team trainer tapes over it. Pre-wrap is not sticky at all, that is why you use it under tape. The spray is sticky, but not as bad as tape. So, essentially you are gluing the pants, to your cleats.
3. I don't recommend this. But, I have seen people cut 2 tiny holes in the front of their pants right above the bottom, then lace their cleats through the holes. You will have to cut the elastic heel so that the pants are more of bell-bottoms to do this.
Of course, pants that fit is best. You won't need to do any of those 3 options.
Edited by throwingks, 29 October 2007 - 05:25 AM.
Posted 29 October 2007 - 06:29 AM
Posted 29 October 2007 - 01:35 PM
Socks are pulled up to just below the knee, and the pants are over top of them. Just like you would wear normal pants, with long socks.
I think a lot of the Yankees actually wear finger socks. that is where the socks are made like a glove with each toe going into its own sleeve. Hideki Matsui brought a pair over from Japan, and they liked them. At least that is the rumor I have heard. I have actually never seen a pair being used. But, I have never hung out with the Yankees either.
The most common thing I have seen is a player first puts on a pair of very thin socks, called sanitaries. Then the team sock. Both go right up to the bottom of the knee. I have never seen a player wear socks on the outside of the pants.
The 2 styles of wearing the pants are high or low. A-Rod has the low look. His pants cover his socks. The high look, my favorite, is simply the pants pulled up to the knee, exposing the socks. All pants come with an elastic band around the bottom, that holds pretty tight. You can place the bottom of your pants anywhere, and they will hold pretty well. I have never seen a pair of pants being worn high, have the legs fall down in the middle of a game. The elastic works really well.
Here is an animated *.gif, actually showing A-Rod sporting both styles.
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