American Baseball Uniforms: Pants Vs Socks
In a classic traditionalist baseball argument against anything new and/or different the debate rages on about the length of modern baseball pants and the traditional high sock/knicker length pant.
"...When I put on short pants I know it's game day," Oswalt said. "It's old school, and that's kind of like how I am. I'm not one of these guys that takes the rubber band out of the bottom of their pants or does the bell-bottom-type pants. That's new-era stuff..."
Philadelphia Inquirer: Baseball Socks and Appeal