josebach wrote:Art Vandelay wrote:When I played baseball in highschool I wore one pant leg up and one down, people were always saying I just did it to be different or stand out or something, but the fact of the matter was that I prefered wearing my pants up, but I was always scratching u pmy left calf when I slid (due to my horrible sliding form, but whatever), so by wearing that leg down I protected it...but people didn't see it that way.
My posts and others like it were not aimed at just Manny. Does the new fad of wearing the hat crooked have a reason? You didn't by chance where your hat crooked too, did you?
With the exception of being spiked, I've never seen anyone damage their calf from sliding. The reason being is that the weight of your body can't possibly be on your calf when you slide. That's why sliding pants don't cover the calf. Even if your story was true, knowing that 99% of other people that wear 1 pants leg up and 1 down are only doing it to be rebellious and different, why would you want to come across that way. No coach I've ever had would have put up with that kind of crap.
Oh, and if the pocket being tucked in bothered Manny so much, he could cut it out.
I see what you're saying, but why isn't the fact that they prefer it reason enough? Why does it matter if someone wears their hat crooked? Maybe it is more comfortable for them that way, not everyone is exactly alike. Does every single thing you do have a reason? And again, you are assuming that it's to stand out when you have absolutely no knowledge to base that assumption on.
And my story was true, I used to tear my leg up in soccer from sliding too...I don't know how, just really bad technique, as I mentioned earlier.