You might think this is a picture of a Major League Baseball game from decades ago and you would be wrong. This game was between the Washington Nationals and the San Diego Padres just last Saturday night when both teams put on their throwback unis.
What gets me is if you can’t do it right, why do it? Obviously, baseball players don’t wear their pants this high. Unless of course they like that style, which there’s nothing wrong with that as Jerry used to say. But c’mon.
The Nationals, who joined with the San Diego Padres in wearing throwbacks Saturday night, donned uniforms like the ones worn by the Washington Senators in 1936. And the team tailor messed up, because Coffey’s pants obviously hung a few inches short of the length he usually wears — down to the shoe tops.
But even the most carefree soul wouldn’t have liked the commentary coming from Padres broadcaster Mark Grant:
“His britches aren’t even … they’re kind of like Capri pants. They’re too short to hike up and really stay up above the calf and not long enough, really, to cover down to the shoe.”
As much money as professional ball players make, you’d think they could afford some pants right?
Photo: Todd Coffey’s throwback uniform warns of coming flood (BigLeagueStew)