We need to have a conversation about the Diamondbacks’ pants


The Diamondbacks introduced new uniforms back. We talked a lot about them here. The upshot: lots of bold designs and interesting new concepts, the likes of which we haven’t seen in baseball before.

The most interesting aspect of them are the dotted “snakeskin” patterns around the shoulders, the bottom of the pants, and on some of the caps. It’s definitely different. And, I suppose, kinda cool depending on how you feel about the whole “tradition” thing.

But it’s also a bit unsettling in the wild. Steve Gilbert tweeted this pic from Salt River Fields this morning. Notice anything?


If not, maybe this will help:


Yeah, it pretty much looks like the Diamondbacks just waded through the killing floor of a slaughterhouse. You’re not going to be able to unsee that all season, folks. Maybe you can live with it as some sort of metaphorical thing. Like, say, if the Dbacks are dominant this year you can picture a trail of dead enemies or something. Mostly, though, I’m just gonna try to look up. I’m rather squeamish.