Walker Buehler took the mound for the Dodgers in Game 1 against the Braves on Monday night and put together a strong five innings. He gave up just one earned run on three hits and gave Los Angeles a chance to take Game 1. Ultimately, the Braves took the opening game of the series 5-1, but when it was all said and done, one of the biggest takeaways from the contest involved Buehler’s wardrobe.
The man’s pants were tight, real tight, and at least an inch short.
Walker Buehler's pants somehow got even tighter pic.twitter.com/QyjdOMnOaE
— Mike Petriello (@mike_petriello) October 13, 2020
I think we can all agree that the tight pants trend in baseball is much better than the oversized pants trend we saw 10-15 years ago in the Barry Bonds era, but there’s a fine line, and Buehler crossed it. You can’t step on the mound and have everyone notice that your pants are two sizes too small.
Buehler’s pants were actually trending on Twitter during the game and he was asked about them during his postgame press conference by NBC LA reporter Michael J. Duarte. He wasn’t thrilled with the question being asked, saying it “wasn’ the time or place.”
I think you have to tip your cap to the reporter for asking the question. It’s the kind of question we’d ask Buehler, absolutely nothing about his performance, but just why his pants were so tight. You should be proud of that question, Mike. A trending topic on Twitter is going to reach a much larger audience than a snippet in a newspaper 14 people will buy.
Buehler’s had a pretty tough postseason when it comes to the media thus far. Two weeks ago he got accused of cheating during an ESPN broadcast and now he’s hearing it for his tight pants. Baseball, man.