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The Orioles' white-paneled cap is inferior to the single-color cap with the cartoon bird on it, and serves as an example for why the white-panel trend should have stayed in the past.

Didn't realize that was an unpopular opinion, but I totally agree.

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Stirrups aren't that awesome.

Agreed so much. I cringe every time I read a UniWatch article and Lukas starts squealing like a little girl about some randomass minor league team wearing stirrups.

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Stirrups aren't that awesome.

Agreed 8000%. When they went from stirrups to solid socks/long pants, I didn't shed a tear.

I emphatically agree. They serve absolutely no purpose and they look silly. They're a relic from the past and once we figured out how not to use poisonous dyes, stirrups should've been discontinued forever. They looked especially dumb in the 70's and 80's when they kept getting taller and taller and all you'd see was a skinny stripe of color on otherwise white socks.

Here's another unpopular opinion: I hate the knickered baseball pants look. Wear your pants to your shoes like an adult male. I don't like the dumb baggy pants look either, but this

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looks better than this

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I think the caps of the Mets, Royals, and Rangers (for example) are all ruined by the button that doesn't match the bill:

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IMO, under no circumstances should a button not match the bill. If the bill is a different colour than the crown but the button matches the corwn, I don't really mind that much. But I absolutely abhor when the bill matches the crown, but the button is a different colour than the crown, which seems to be an unpopular opinion. I know some people will give it a pass because the colour of the button matches the cap logo, but I disagree (at least we have common ground on the Phillies, though).

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I think the Kings looked better when they had Laker colors, rather than the Raider colors they have now.

Kings best look

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You know, the Kings are a tough case for me personally. I think each identity they have had is no better or worse than the other. They looked great in purple and gold. The looked/look great in black and silver. They looked great in purple and black.

I guess they're one of those select few teams that "got it right" every time.

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Here's another unpopular opinion: I hate the knickered baseball pants look. Wear your pants to your shoes like an adult male. I don't like the dumb baggy pants look either, but this

I don't know that your opinion is so unpopular these days, except maybe on here. Of course, I can't agree with you, because...

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:wub:

It's about color balance, I think. I find that more aesthetically interesting than the white pants all the way down.

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Right. The socks match the undershirt, or if not in color (the Red Sox looked best with navy undershirts and red socks), at least in the idea of having supplemental color beyond where the white/grey terminates. I didn't word that very well but hey.

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Yep. The high socks add color to the uniform and personally, despite me being younger than most here, high socks/stirrups is just baseball to me. Probably has to do with the fact that I'm an avid baseball historian and love the Golden Age of baseball, but hey.

This could probably fall under an unpopular opinion: the view of what a baseball uniform is today by people my age kind of bugs me, come to think of it. I remember my junior year of high school (about three years ago), when I played varsity ball, my coach made it mandatory for every player to wear the full-legged pajama style. There wasn't too much opposition, but it sure bugged the crap out of me, especially being someone who wore high socks from little league and up. I preferred everything old-school - heck, I refused to even wear batting gloves. Then we had the chance to vote on an alternate uniform, and had the option of 70's throwback (pullover and all!), or basically our home whites but in our secondary color. I was the lone vote for the throwback and the lazy recolor won because "throwbacks look ridiculous". Ugh...from a uniform-junkie standpoint, I hate my generation! :P

P.S: As if my uniform experience didn't grind my gears enough, my team got a new coach the very year after I graduated who made high socks mandatory and introduced new throwback-inspired uniforms. Missed it by that much.

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Stirrups aren't that awesome.

Agreed 8000%. When they went from stirrups to solid socks/long pants, I didn't shed a tear.

I emphatically agree. They serve absolutely no purpose and they look silly. They're a relic from the past and once we figured out how not to use poisonous dyes, stirrups should've been discontinued forever. They looked especially dumb in the 70's and 80's when they kept getting taller and taller and all you'd see was a skinny stripe of color on otherwise white socks.

Here's another unpopular opinion: I hate the knickered baseball pants look. Wear your pants to your shoes like an adult male. I don't like the dumb baggy pants look either, but this

bronson-arroyo-mets-rumors.jpg

looks better than this

leake.png

Agreed. Also, I found playing in longer pants to be more comfortable.

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Also, I found playing in longer pants to be more comfortable.

I definitely feel the opposite. I wear pants for softball (yeah, yeah, it's overkill... but our fields are also a bit rough) and I definitely feel more comfortable with the cuffs up. I bought a pair last year that doesn't have elastic in the cuffs--I couldn't find what I wanted with the elastic--and they're always drooping on me. Meh.

Oh, and I like to show off our custom stirrups. Even guys who wear shorts like wearing them.

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(Yeah, the fat guy is me. Run, fatboy, run!)

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In "competitive" softball leagues, pants are pretty much a requirement, due to the enforcement of sliding rules and the need to slide. In rec or co-ed leagues, I find that it doesn't really matter since people don't always go all-out and slide unless it's 100% necessary.

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I think the Kings looked better when they had Laker colors, rather than the Raider colors they have now.

Kings best look

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The home and away are definitely the best jerseys in Kings history, though the logo seems like a product of it's time. I could also do without the script on the hemline. The collar on the third however completely ruins that jersey

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In "competitive" softball leagues, pants are pretty much a requirement, due to the enforcement of sliding rules and the need to slide. In rec or co-ed leagues, I find that it doesn't really matter since people don't always go all-out and slide unless it's 100% necessary.

I don't slide much (and it's hilarious when I do), but there have been times in the past I've tripped or other such shenanigans and have gotten cut up a bit on what passes for dirt on our infields. Even with the pants it's still possible; yesterday, the third baseman on one of the teams we played ripped the knee of his tracksuit pants (or whatever they're called) trying to play a grounder.

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