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october23sp
04-13-2009, 04:14 PM
So far I have seen a couple players rockin' the stirrups. Reed Johnson of the Cubs, Dickey for the Twins. I have seen others but I don't remember what teams or more specifically who they were. Post your 2009 sightings in here!

doublem23
04-13-2009, 04:17 PM
Nyjer Morgan, OF, Pittsburgh Pirates

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3039/2676100304_91d41ffbdb.jpg?v=0

Corey Wimberly, 2B, Midland RockHounds (Oakland's AA team)
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3574/3390475842_0c3f052d75_o.jpg

october23sp
04-13-2009, 04:19 PM
Nyjer Morgan, OF, Pittsburgh Pirates

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3039/2676100304_91d41ffbdb.jpg?v=0

Dude knows how to wear them.

ohiosoxfan
04-13-2009, 05:00 PM
Brendan Ryan- Cardinals middle infielder- shows off the sweet stripes on the Cards socks.

ohiosoxfan
04-13-2009, 05:04 PM
http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/023taYv0YbefO/610x.jpg

Sorry, forgot to insert the photo before of Brendan Ryan.

Marqhead
04-13-2009, 05:05 PM
I believe Jamie Moyer still sports them.

LITTLE NELL
04-13-2009, 06:16 PM
What goes around, comes around. I hope in a few years all baseball players will go with the stirrups.

SoxNation05
04-13-2009, 07:03 PM
I think Ankiel does?

WhiteSox5187
04-13-2009, 07:18 PM
I think Ankiel does?
No, he used to when he was a pitcher.

veeter
04-13-2009, 07:18 PM
Man, I love stirrups.

russ99
04-13-2009, 07:25 PM
Maybe if Lillibridge wore them he could run a bit faster. Those floppy too-big pant legs are annoying on a basestealer.

DeadMoney
04-13-2009, 08:19 PM
Ubaldo Jimenez of the Rockies (from today):
http://d.yimg.com/a/p/rids/20090413/i/r3152780544.jpg

Frankfan4life
04-13-2009, 08:22 PM
Thanks for the pics. It's refreshing to see that some players are still carrying on that tradition. I'd like to see a Sox player don the old stirrups.

manders_01
04-13-2009, 08:48 PM
Ubaldo Jimenez of the Rockies (from today):
http://d.yimg.com/a/p/rids/20090413/i/r3152780544.jpg

Darn - beat me to it! :D: 'Baldo was sporting them last season too.

DaveFeelsRight
04-13-2009, 09:28 PM
josh outman of the A's, from sunday's game:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3340/3432774209_2721d12cd5_o.png

october23sp
04-13-2009, 10:12 PM
josh outman of the A's, from sunday's game:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3340/3432774209_2721d12cd5_o.png

Stirrups should be mandatory for the A's, the yellow undersocks are sooo sweet. People on my team don't even know what they are and it pisses me off.

october23sp
04-13-2009, 10:14 PM
http://photos-d.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-sf2p/v289/175/7/509302130/n509302130_862419_3128.jpg (http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=862420&id=509302130)
That is me wearing them in a game last year. They are sort of sliding off in this picture.

mcg
04-14-2009, 05:10 PM
I love stirrups and really wish more players would wear them.

FYI october23sp, the "undersocks" are called sanitaries or sannies for short. The UniWatch glossary (http://www.uniwatchblog.com/uni-watch-glossary/) has a short description of them.

TealTank
04-14-2009, 05:27 PM
Pierre, Juan of the Dodgers wears them. I think I recall it is his way of honoring players from the Negro Leagues.

chisox616
04-14-2009, 05:59 PM
I think at least knee high socks should be mandatory. But then again, I think their greatness is more appreciated when only a select group of people don them. Gotta love the stirrups though, Lillibridge should definitely be rockin' them.

BleacherBandit
04-14-2009, 06:10 PM
josh outman of the A's, from sunday's game:



Best name for a pitcher ever? :cool:

Worst name: Rocco Ballfour

russ99
04-14-2009, 08:13 PM
Thanks for the pics. It's refreshing to see that some players are still carrying on that tradition. I'd like to see a Sox player don the old stirrups.

Well if Scotty Pods makes it back to the big club, you'll get your wish... :cool:

WhiteSox5187
04-14-2009, 08:58 PM
Well if Scotty Pods makes it back to the big club, you'll get your wish... :cool:
Pods never wore stirrups. He work high socks.

october23sp
04-14-2009, 09:08 PM
I love stirrups and really wish more players would wear them.

FYI october23sp, the "undersocks" are called sanitaries or sannies for short. The UniWatch glossary (http://www.uniwatchblog.com/uni-watch-glossary/) has a short description of them.

Too be honest, I knew they were called sanitaries, but I didn't know if other people knew. I am an Avid UniWatch reader, main reason I got stirrups for me.:redneck

shes
04-15-2009, 01:21 AM
The trend will soon blow up and a large number of players will be wearing stirrups by year's end. Just like giant shorts in the NBA, the mid-90s baseball goatee or the mohawk in the NFL. All things grooming and fashion seem to fall like dominoes.

ChiSoxFan81
04-15-2009, 09:36 AM
Best name for a pitcher ever? :cool:

Worst name: Rocco Ballfour

Did Rocco Baldelli marry Grant Balfour?

BoysMom3
04-15-2009, 11:00 AM
I love the stirrups and wish everyone would wear them. When the players first started wearing pants down to their feet, I was like - wth? I'm used to the long pants now but would love to see the stirrups come back. We wore them back in the day when I played softball at school - so many socks- first the tube socks, then the sanitaries, then the stirrups!

P.S. October - you crack me up sometimes - I didn't know you were just a kid!

october23sp
04-15-2009, 03:00 PM
I love the stirrups and wish everyone would wear them. When the players first started wearing pants down to their feet, I was like - wth? I'm used to the long pants now but would love to see the stirrups come back. We wore them back in the day when I played softball at school - so many socks- first the tube socks, then the sanitaries, then the stirrups!

P.S. October - you crack me up sometimes - I didn't know you were just a kid!
:D:
Ha ha thank you.... I think I am 17 if that means kid.

BoysMom3
04-15-2009, 03:17 PM
So October, are you asking me or telling me you're 17? :wink: And yes, hahahahaha, 17 makes you a kid. My oldest (Thome Fan) is 19, and he's a kid. The older I get, the older "kids" get. Right now early 20's means kid to me. :wink:

october23sp
04-15-2009, 07:25 PM
So October, are you asking me or telling me you're 17? :wink: And yes, hahahahaha, 17 makes you a kid. My oldest (Thome Fan) is 19, and he's a kid. The older I get, the older "kids" get. Right now early 20's means kid to me. :wink:

I was telling you, haha, and I'm a kid then.

BleacherBandit
04-15-2009, 07:32 PM
Did Rocco Baldelli marry Grant Balfour?

:rolleyes:

I bet you feel smart.

BoysMom3
04-15-2009, 09:16 PM
Well, october, you said you think you're 17. So yeah, as my dad used to always say - are you asking me or telling me? LOL!

october23sp
04-15-2009, 10:27 PM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3661/3442542826_d641d408fc_o.png
Stirrups v. Stirrups! Taken straight from www.uniwatchblog.com (http://www.uniwatchblog.com)

october23sp
05-12-2009, 09:42 PM
This thread is brought back to life by our own Corky Miller!:bandance:

LongLiveFisk
05-12-2009, 09:56 PM
I still dig them. They bring back great memories and to me they've always been a unique aspect of the baseball uniform. They never should have gone away at all, IMO.

october23sp
05-12-2009, 09:59 PM
I still dig them. They bring back great memories and to me they've always been a unique aspect of the baseball uniform. They never should have gone away at all, IMO.

To be honest I am not sure why they did go away..:scratch:

CWSpalehoseCWS
05-13-2009, 03:45 AM
This thread is brought back to life by our own Corky Miller!:bandance:

They suited him too. I can't believe the career .176 hitter comes up with some of the biggest hits on the team.

october23sp
05-20-2009, 07:50 PM
Corkaroo again tonight.:bandance:

Gavin
05-20-2009, 09:39 PM
for the record, I wore stirrups in pony league, years 1999-2000. pretty sure I started the trend, and for that you are all welcome.

FloridaTigers
05-25-2009, 07:47 PM
Is this color royal blue?

http://i15.ebayimg.com/08/i/001/35/82/ae2e_1.JPG

FloridaTigers
05-25-2009, 07:48 PM
for the record, I wore stirrups in pony league, years 1999-2000. pretty sure I started the trend, and for that you are all welcome.

Hah, I wore stirrups in little league, back in the mid-90's. Now I'm getting some for softball.

hi im skot
05-25-2009, 11:22 PM
Hah, I wore stirrups in little league, back in the mid-90's. Now I'm getting some for softball.

I convinced several members of my softball team to go in on an order with me. They came in on Friday and look AWESOME. :cool:

WhiteSox5187
05-26-2009, 11:01 AM
Did I see Corky was in the game yesterday sans stirrups???

StillMissOzzie
05-27-2009, 12:27 AM
This thread is brought back to life by our own Corky Miller!:bandance:

Corkaroo again tonight.:bandance:

Did I see Corky was in the game yesterday sans stirrups???

Corky pinch hit again in tonight's game vs. LAAAAAAAA and he IS still in full stirrup mode. And in a related topic, how can Pods be showing that much dark and still no stirrup in sight?

SMO
:?:

WhiteSox5187
05-27-2009, 12:29 AM
Corky pinch hit again in tonight's game vs. LAAAAAAAA and he IS still in full stirrup mode. And in a related topic, how can Pods be showing that much dark and still no stirrup in sight?

SMO
:?:

He started today's game, and I like the look but I think Nyger Morgan wears them the best. Corky's look was much more '80s with that thin racing stripe and I was never a fan of that look.

october23sp
05-27-2009, 12:40 AM
He started today's game, and I like the look but I think Nyger Morgan wears them the best. Corky's look was much more '80s with that thin racing stripe and I was never a fan of that look.

Nah, Corky's aren't that high. Morgan does know how to wear them, I think the best is the guy from the Cardinals.

october23sp
05-27-2009, 01:09 AM
http://photos-e.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs052.snc1/4472_89464292130_509302130_2292028_4052630_n.jpg (http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=499657&id=509302130)
Stirrups from this season. :bandance:

october23sp
05-30-2009, 12:07 PM
Makeshift Corky Miller Appreciation thread?

D. TODD
06-03-2009, 02:17 PM
Boo on the stirups! I wore them most of my baseball years, and I'm glad they have gone away.

WhiteSox5187
06-03-2009, 03:39 PM
Boo on the stirups! I wore them most of my baseball years, and I'm glad they have gone away.
:angry:

october23sp
06-03-2009, 03:44 PM
Boo on the stirups! I wore them most of my baseball years, and I'm glad they have gone away.
:dtroll::dtroll:

LongLiveFisk
06-03-2009, 06:07 PM
Boo on the stirups! I wore them most of my baseball years, and I'm glad they have gone away.

Hey, don't be pissing on an old-time baseball tradition. :tsk:

BleacherBandit
06-03-2009, 06:17 PM
Does anybody know that stirrups were originally used because there was a fashion for colored socks? However, the players couldn't wear colored socks in the early years because if they were torn via a skin laceration (like spiking the shin), then the poisonous dye might have gotten in the wound. So, teams considered wearing dye-less stockings (called 'sanitaries' because they couldn't harm you') underneath colored socks, but two layers of socks would make it hard to fit one's shoes on. So thus the stirrup was created, a stocking that didn't add to thickness around your foot. However, dyes that aren't poisoness have been created, so stirrups aren't needed anymore because a player can just wear a solid color sock.

Also, stirrups weren't originally meant to be pulled up high exposing the sanitary sock underneath, it just became a fashion that way. Funny how things work. Now the fashion is slowly creeping back into acceptable although its completely impractical.

FloridaTigers
06-09-2009, 01:26 AM
Wore stirrups last Saturday for softball. Got on base three times with two walks and a hit. Looks like they're gonna stay.

Oblong
06-09-2009, 07:41 AM
Does anybody know that stirrups were originally used because there was a fashion for colored socks? However, the players couldn't wear colored socks in the early years because if they were torn via a skin laceration (like spiking the shin), then the poisonous dye might have gotten in the wound. So, teams considered wearing dye-less stockings (called 'sanitaries' because they couldn't harm you') underneath colored socks, but two layers of socks would make it hard to fit one's shoes on. So thus the stirrup was created, a stocking that didn't add to thickness around your foot. However, dyes that aren't poisoness have been created, so stirrups aren't needed anymore because a player can just wear a solid color sock.

Also, stirrups weren't originally meant to be pulled up high exposing the sanitary sock underneath, it just became a fashion that way. Funny how things work. Now the fashion is slowly creeping back into acceptable although its completely impractical.

I knew that. That's why it always interests me when people think the long stirrup look is "old school". That came about in the latter part of the 50s and 60s and was pretty routine until the mid 90s.

The use of stirrups was simply to prevent infection from the dye in colored socks. I remember in Ball Four Jim Bouton talking about how the players liked the long stirrup look because it make them look slimmer and they felt faster. They'd cut the sock up so more stirrup was shown. This was 1969 so you can see it was still a relatively new trend. He also suggested that some players resented it because it seems guys like Frank Robinson led the charge and there were racial overtones.

Luke
06-09-2009, 10:19 AM
Does anybody know that stirrups were originally used because there was a fashion for colored socks? However, the players couldn't wear colored socks in the early years because if they were torn via a skin laceration (like spiking the shin), then the poisonous dye might have gotten in the wound. So, teams considered wearing dye-less stockings (called 'sanitaries' because they couldn't harm you') underneath colored socks, but two layers of socks would make it hard to fit one's shoes on. So thus the stirrup was created, a stocking that didn't add to thickness around your foot. However, dyes that aren't poisoness have been created, so stirrups aren't needed anymore because a player can just wear a solid color sock.

I had heard that too, but that it turns out they were wrong anyway, and they dye was pretty much harmless. Either way, we got a cool fashion out of it.

october23sp
06-11-2009, 03:42 PM
Wore stirrups last Saturday for softball. Got on base three times with two walks and a hit. Looks like they're gonna stay.

Did you go with the White Sanitaries or the colored?

FloridaTigers
06-11-2009, 10:40 PM
Did you go with the White Sanitaries or the colored?

Colored. Yellow sanitaries, blue stirrups.

EnglishChiSox
06-12-2009, 02:12 PM
If Brendan Ryan actually wears stirrups and not socks he has the best ones around. Saw Ubaldo Jimenez wearing stirrups last weekend I think.

FloridaTigers
06-17-2009, 09:20 PM
http://photos-e.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs052.snc1/4472_89464292130_509302130_2292028_4052630_n.jpg (http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=499657&id=509302130)
Stirrups from this season. :bandance:
I'll counter with my own stirrups

http://photos-g.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs116.snc1/5158_1150865206147_1063114757_30518590_7644556_n.j pg

october23sp
06-18-2009, 12:23 AM
I'll counter with my own stirrups

http://photos-g.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs116.snc1/5158_1150865206147_1063114757_30518590_7644556_n.j pg

I dig that high cut look.:cool:

Nellie_Fox
06-18-2009, 01:14 AM
Okay, now that we have some of you back to rockin' the stirrups, how about going really old school and lose the high-cut look? There should only be and inch or two of sanitaries showing above the shoe tops.

FloridaTigers
06-18-2009, 01:38 AM
Okay, now that we have some of you back to rockin' the stirrups, how about going really old school and lose the high-cut look? There should only be and inch or two of sanitaries showing above the shoe tops.

For that, I might as well just wear one solid color and look like Ty Cobb here:

http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i284/WWEDean/AABO013Ty-Cobb-and-Shoeless-Joe-Jac.jpg

Nellie_Fox
06-18-2009, 01:43 AM
For that, I might as well just wear one solid color and look like Ty Cobb here:

http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i284/WWEDean/AABO013Ty-Cobb-and-Shoeless-Joe-Jac.jpg
Okay, I'll give you three or four, and you can look like these four gold glovers:
http://beisbolviejo.files.wordpress.com/2007/01/sox-guantes-de-oro.jpg

EnglishChiSox
06-18-2009, 09:47 AM
Okay, I'll give you three or four, and you can look like these four gold glovers:
http://beisbolviejo.files.wordpress.com/2007/01/sox-guantes-de-oro.jpg

When the whole Cal State Fullerton team in the CWS wore stirrups like that i think it was a great look, very classy.

JohnTucker0814
06-18-2009, 10:09 AM
I'll counter with my own stirrups

http://photos-g.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs116.snc1/5158_1150865206147_1063114757_30518590_7644556_n.j pg

Son, we wear caps and sleeves at this level... :tongue:

october23sp
06-27-2009, 09:15 PM
Carrasco wearing them today as was the Cubs reliever.

Huisj
06-27-2009, 09:37 PM
Carrasco wearing them today as was the Cubs reliever.

When I was watching the game and saw that, I wondered when the last time two relievers on opposite teams came in in a row wearing old style stirrups. Tim Kurkjian could probably tell us, and he'd probably go a step further and find the last time two such relievers both gave up the lead they entered with in that inning when they came in.

LongLiveFisk
06-27-2009, 09:43 PM
For that, I might as well just wear one solid color and look like Ty Cobb here:

http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i284/WWEDean/AABO013Ty-Cobb-and-Shoeless-Joe-Jac.jpg

I can handle the socks but the baggy pants are hideous. :?:

DSpivack
06-27-2009, 11:29 PM
When I was watching the game and saw that, I wondered when the last time two relievers on opposite teams came in in a row wearing old style stirrups. Tim Kurkjian could probably tell us, and he'd probably go a step further and find the last time two such relievers both gave up the lead they entered with in that inning when they came in.

Kurkjian? Pfft.

Uniwatch would break it down even more.

october23sp
06-27-2009, 11:50 PM
Kurkjian? Pfft.

Uniwatch would break it down even more.

I gotta agree you on that, they, at one point, had every teams record in what uniform they were wearing.

DSpivack
06-28-2009, 12:07 AM
I gotta agree you on that, they, at one point, had every teams record in what uniform they were wearing.

Wow.

I don't read it regularly, but that's pretty amazing.

FloridaTigers
06-29-2009, 01:31 AM
Here, from last week. I decided not to wear it so high cut as I have the previous weeks. And again, the picture happens to be of me, standing at third base.

http://photos-b.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs094.snc1/5144_1154861546053_1063114757_30529521_3663870_n.j pg

mzh
07-17-2009, 11:39 AM
Watching baseball highlights last night, and I noticed that there really seems to be some sort of resurgence of stirrup socks, D.J. Carrasco has taken to wearing them, I saw Jamie Moyer and Juan Pierre sporting them, and according to this (http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/spt/baseball/mlb/stories/DN-stirrups_05spo.ART.State.Edition1.3f54192.html) article, so do Josh Outman, Barry Zito and Jonathan Sanchez. I have not seen this until this year. Why are players suddenly starting to wear them again?

october23sp
07-17-2009, 12:01 PM
http://www.whitesoxinteractive.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=110895

mzh
07-17-2009, 12:05 PM
thanks, I didn't see that.

Oblong
07-17-2009, 12:48 PM
FloridaTigers, why don't you post hte picture of you and the girl who caught that fish?:bandance:

(sorry, inside joke. I'm surprised he's posting pictures of himself considering how much fun we had at his expense. But he took it well)

SoxNation05
07-19-2009, 07:01 PM
DJ Carrasco.

Nellie_Fox
07-19-2009, 11:44 PM
DJ Carrasco.High-cut stirrups with high-top shoes just doesn't work for me.

october23sp
07-20-2009, 12:06 AM
High-cut stirrups with high-top shoes just doesn't work for me.

We gotta take any kind of stirrups we can get.:D:

FloridaTigers
07-20-2009, 02:07 PM
FloridaTigers, why don't you post hte picture of you and the girl who caught that fish?:bandance:

(sorry, inside joke. I'm surprised he's posting pictures of himself considering how much fun we had at his expense. But he took it well)

We're no longer together. I refuse to relive the past. :(