I believe it was famed New York Yankees skipper Casey Stengel who, in 1927, once uttered the now-legendary phrase…”a team that wears baggy elastic-waisted pants together, stays together.”
And while I might have the year wrong, it’s an adage that remains true today. Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you…a handful of Chamberlain’s teammates wearing Zubaz.
— Joba Chamberlain (@Joba_44) May 5, 2014
The best part of the story isn’t that the reliever gave out the tiger-striped pants as presents, it’s how he got the idea. Apparently, outfielder Torrii Hunter was hanging out in the clubhouse, rocking a pair he swiped from teammate Joe Nathan.
And what started as a theft…has turned into camaraderie.
“When you do things together, you kind of come together, like going out to dinner or having a chant or wearing something the same,” Hunter said. “This team over here, we’re very close. We have fun. We laugh and do a lot of things. That’s what you kind of have to do to withstand all the failure that you have on the field.”
Good to see someone getting to the Zu-bottom of this. I’ll show myself out.