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Major League Baseball players must always be in uniform when in the field – even if it's hours before the first matchday.
At least that's the feeling of Atlanta Brave's broadcasters Joe Simpson and Chip Caray, both of whom criticized the Los Angeles Dodgers for the clothes they wore on Saturday night.
Simpson, who spent four seasons as Dodger from 1975 to 1978, called the Dodgers T-shirts and shorts "very unprofessional" and "embarrassing" during the beating during a fifth inning that also included video clips to the viewers' point of view underline
"They looked very unprofessional," Simpson said. "If I was a Dodger fan, I would be embarrassed, and I do not know how Major League Baseball allows such clothing when the gates are open."
Dodgers second baseman Chase Utley, in particular, drew the wrath of Simpson, who he said he did respected him as a player, but that no socks and pants over his knees were an "embarrassment". Utley also wore the Dodgers' K K T-shirt, created by former aid waiter Jason Motte. Part of the proceeds go to cancer research and San Juan Children's Hospital. None of the broadcasters mentioned that.
Caray supported Simpson's comments on Utley and the Dodgers' clothing.
"You're thinking of all the merchandise that Major League Baseball is wearing with their batting training uniforms and training jerseys, and it's called a uniform for a reason," Caray said on the show.
It is worth noting that the strike training takes place two or three hours before the season and has no direct impact on the daily result. The league does not require their players to wear uniforms while they're away. The Dodgers often do not wear their training jerseys.
Even after the one and a half minute review, Caray went on Twitter to continue.
"I'm not the guy who takes BP in Capri imitation pants, no socks, and no" uniform ", Caray said in response to a person unhappy with the segment .  "Why do not you wear ML-branded BP jerseys on the street Customers know who's who? Relieve yourself. "
Dodgers manager Dave Roberts was told about the comments after the game and did not like being called
"I take it personally when people question our professionalism," said Roberts. "I will determine the way we play the game and the way we prepare against somebody, I need to hear the sound, but that brings me out a bit."
Los Angeles players took the comments at every turn to suggest some alternative clothing options for the future.