The trip to Baltimore and Detroit will see the White Sox dressing in “far out” 1970s attire for the trip, their first “funny attire” episode that most teams have during a season.
“It was hatched a while ago,” manager Robin Ventura said. “They’re in need of some loosening of the restraints right now. So they’re dressing in some loud-mouth clothing.
“I haven’t worn any of that–but I’m wearing it today,” he said. “They made sure I wasn’t missing out. Nobody is missing out.”
Ventura said the antics are part of baseball tradition.
“Even [when I played] we did stuff like this, whether it’s rookie stuff or guys doing stuff. We always [did.] It’s fun to just be able to do it and loosen them up and let them have a little fun.”
Outlandish pants seemed to be the prevailing attire.
“You know we’re all fans because anytime you get out of wearing a suit, we’re up for it,” Paul Konerko said. “It’s pretty light and everybody’s having a good time with it. I just went with the opposite of what I would normally do,” he said of his black checkered pants. “If we had more time to really accessorize and get into it, I might have come up with something better. I think everybody was on short notice so we did the best we could. The pants themselves are pretty loud. It’s all in good fun.”