The New York Times today ran an article about the MLB Dream Series, which is an annual program to develop young Black players. I’d never heard of the Dream Series before (there’s more info about it here), but I was struck by the article’s lead photo (reproduced above), which showed a pitcher wearing some very funky-looking socks.
I did some digging and found that the Dream Series has been using this unusual sock design for several years now. Here are some additional pics:
I’ve never seen anything quite like this. They’re not conventional striped socks, and they’re not faux stirrups either. Weird! I went looking for a retail version, just so we could get a better view of the design, but came up empty. Anyone..?