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December 7, 2011

MLB: Fashion sense to be enforced

Major League Baseball has released new dress guidelines for the media, which include admonitions against flip flops and exposed underwear at the ballpark. I’m pretty sure I’ll be okay on the underwear front.

The dress code apparently is directed at people who dress unprofessionally, whether it be wearing team logo stuff, beachwear or skimpy attire. Hopefully, the NFL won’t follow suit or there will be no reason to go to Super Bowl Media Day.

For me, there’s a gender equity issue here. If the reporter sitting next to me can wear open-toe high heels to the game (and I’m talking about you, Roch), then why can’t I wear a $50 pair of fancy Reef flip flops?

Personally, I think the powers that be have a lot better things to do that worry about how I’m dressed. It’s not like they’re going to hang my portrait in The Louvre no matter what I’m wearing.

Posted by Peter Schmuck at 10:33 AM | | Comments (7)
Categories: Schmuck being Schmuck


Now if they only had a wieght limit (not referencing you).

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Love my Reefs!

Does that mean Heide Watney can't wear short skirts anymore? Oh the humanity! about heavy handed! I wasn't aware that MLB had authority over a stadium they don't own and a writer who doesn't (I assume) receive a paycheck from them.

You're right about the gender thing.

How about a rule against all those nasty tats the players are sporting. Reyes is the worst!

Pete's reply: Actually, they were just guidelines that allow teams to suggest appropriate dress. I doubt they are going to try and bar the door if I show up in Reefs.

Any restrictions on Hawaiian shirts? If so, could you write off an entirely new wardrobe as a business expense?

This is ridiculous. I'm pretty sure media folks are intelligent enough to know how to dress themselves appropriately. Who's attire is offending whom? Is Bud Selig in on this?

Pete -

Please answer this question...

Why did Oriole Insider change it's posting format? Is it no longer considered a blog?


Pete's reply: Dave, it's still a blog and you can post comments without restriction. It's just a new type of blog software and a different look.

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