This is a genius post. I have gone into far too much detail in the past as to why, aesthetically speaking, you cannot have different colored socks and sleeves. But suffice it to say it does not look good.Originally Posted by Always Red
There is probably not a bigger fan of high socks on this planet than me, but I still feel that this team, as it is built at present, is not high-sock friendly. We have a lot of bigger, bulkier guys on this team and with the way present-day uniforms fit I don't think the socks would work. On the other hand, Clayton is almost TOO skinny for the socks -- they would look better if his uniform fit him a little better.
But pitchers almost always look good in high socks (Arroyo would look fantastic, with his height and coloring and leg kick), and someone here once brought up the point that someone like Dunn would benefit from wearing his socks high because it would correctly define his strike zone for the umps. But under no circumstances should they be worn with the uniforms with the black sleeves. No way. I might have to stop watching them.
I also agree with the all-red caps (I loathe the black brim), and I like all the uniforms that Heath posted, along with scary mr. Redleg. The current Mr. Red is kind of wimpy.