How to Wear Baseball Pants
Baseball pants can either be worn up high, near the knee, or down low, around the ankle. How you wear your baseball pants depends on personal preference or how your coach directs you to wear your pants. Even though you may like wearing your baseball pants down near your ankles, your coach may prefer everyone on the team to wear them up high. Keep in mind that since the pants are part of the team uniform, everyone on the team should look the same.
Put the baseball pants on. If you decide that you want to wear them down around the ankles, make sure that they are long enough to cover the ankle, but not so long that they are dragging on the ground. If you want to wear them up high, you will have to work with them, so they do not keep falling down.
Pull the bottom of the pants up to the area just below the knee if you plan on wearing the pants high. Make sure that there is a lot of slack and excess fabric in the pants near the area where they are pulled up to.
Fold up the excess slack. Grab the fabric that is above the knee and fold it under the elastic of the pants. The slack should be folded several times between the elastic and your leg. Folding the excess fabric under will ensure that the pants fit snugly and that they are not baggy at all when pulled up.
Try wearing your pants a few different ways until you find one that is comfortable.
Wearing your pants high will decrease the amount of protection your legs get when sliding into a base.
- Try wearing your pants a few different ways until you find one that is comfortable.
- Wearing your pants high will decrease the amount of protection your legs get when sliding into a base.
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