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MLB Players Complain New Uniforms Have 'See-Through' Pants: ‘Everyone Hates Them’

The new uniforms — designed by Nike and manufactured by Fanatics — feature a more breathable and stretchy fabric

<p>AP Photo/Ashley Landis</p>

AP Photo/Ashley Landis

Major League Baseball has a major problem regarding its new uniforms, according to some players in the league.

The revamped unis — set to debut this season — are designed by Nike and manufactured by Fanatics with the intention to provide players more flexibility and breathability.

The pants, however, are also see-through, which is something even MLB’s biggest stars are having a hard time getting, well, behind.

“I know everyone hates them,” Philadelphia Phillies shortstop Trea Turner said last week, according to the Associated Press. “We all liked what we had. We understand business, but I think everyone wanted to keep it the same way, for the most part, with some tweaks here or there.”

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In pictures taken of Los Angeles Dodgers star Shohei Ohtani sporting the redesigned uniforms, the bottom of his jersey can clearly be seen tucked into his pants.

And it’s even more noticeable on New York Yankees uniforms, where the pinstripes are visible below the belt. The pants also fit tighter, Yankees reliever Tommy Kahnle told the New York Post.

“Even I thought the last few years they haven’t been as stretchy,” the Yankees reliever, 34, told the newspaper about the pants. “But definitely this year you can notice the fabric is just a little tighter than we’re used to.

He added, “I think the consensus is they’re not too great. … I know a lot of the guys don’t really like them.”

<p>Kyodo via AP</p>

Kyodo via AP

The jerseys, too, have their critics. Thanks to the stretchier fabric, the lettering is also a departure from past years’ uniforms, players said.

“I’m not a fan of the font in the back, it looks kind of small,” Mets shortstop Francisco Lindor told the Post. “The jersey itself, the material of it, I like it. It’s light. We’ll see how it plays once I start playing games. But it almost feels like a basketball jersey. I think that is what Nike is trying to do, but everything else is fine except the font is a little smaller.”

“It does look a little small. It does look a little worse,” Phillies reliever Jeff Hoffman said, according to USA Today. “My name is long enough. But that space (between number and name) looks huge.”

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All of which means, the uniforms aren’t exactly a big hit among many players.

Now, the Major League Baseball Players Association is relaying the concerns to the league. "It's disappointing that we've landed in a place where the uniforms are the topic of discussion," MLBPA executive director Tony Clark said Thursday according to ESPN. "Each conversation with the guys is yielding more information with what we're seeing."

An MLB spokesman told the outlet that the league, Nike and Fanatics reps are now visiting training camps to conduct feedback sessions with players so that adjustments can be made.

Meanwhile, some players are keeping it all in perspective. "As long as I'm wearing a uniform, I really don't care," Los Angeles Dodgers star Mookie Betts told USA Today.

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