While Page 2 is on a kick about uniforms, let's do some venting of our own regarding baseball unis.
Who decided that baggy pants down to the shoe tops is a good look? With their unelasticized hems, they look more like pajama pants than something you'd want to be seen wearing in public.
It's very simple: Baseball pants need to be cuffed anywhere from the knee (as some players wear them now) to mid-calf, but no lower. And the players must wear stirrups, preferably with at least six inches of white sanitary sock showing on the back side.
That's what a ballplayer looks like.
Joe Lemire of SI.com points out that in Monday's come-from-behind, 3-2 win over the Red Sox that pushed Cleveland's major-league-best record to 30-15, 14 of the Indians' 15 participating players arrived from elsewhere - nine by trades and five via one-year free-agent contracts. Only reliever Rafael Perez was homegrown.
The winning pitcher, reliever Joe Smith, was acquired from the Mets; starter Justin Masterson came from the Red Sox; closer Chris Perez, who got the save, came from the Cardinals. The tying run was driven in by outfielder Michael Brantley, who along with first baseman Matt LaPorta arrived via the Brewers' double-A team. The winning run and three hits were provided by shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera, who was playing with rightfielder Shin-Soo Choo for Seattle's triple-A affiliate before being traded to Cleveland.
In other Tribe news, outfielder Grady Sizemore ran harder Tuesday than he has since injuring his right knee while sliding and is close to returning to the lineup after going on the DL last week.
Daisuke Matsuzaka may need Tommy John surgery, SI.com's Jon Heyman reports. After getting word from Boston doctors that he had a tear in his elbow ligament and would need rest and rehab for at least a month, the Red Sox righthander is said to have asked to see a Japanese surgeon. . . . Joe Mauer is scheduled to DH in extended spring training on Wednesday in what will be his first game action since the Minnesota all-star catcher went on the disabled list April 12.