Dodgers Game 1 starter Walker Buehler is wearing some extremely throwback tight pants in the series opener against Atlanta.
Enter: The Tight Pants.
We’re not sure why Buehler feels more comfortable rocking what appear to be more like baseball leggings than actual pants, but truly, we’re going to accept whatever floats his personal boat. As for the rest of Twitter? Well, we can’t promise they’ll be so understanding.
It didn’t take long for those on our snarkiest social media app to notice Buehler’s special affectation.
The contrast between Buehler and Clayton Kershaw in Game 2 could not be more stark.
Kershaw, whose outfit is all-time jangly, looks like he’s wearing JNCOs compared to the Vanderbilt product and his protege. Buehler, on the other hand, looks ready to take Steve Garvey and Steve Yeager with him past the velvet rope at Studio 54.
All he’d have to do to pass in Brooklyn at a Lemon Twigs concert at Baby’s All Right is paint these puppies black.
When someone who calls themselves “Stirrups Now!” points out your outfit choices, you know you’ve done something right. We miss the Super ’70s, too.
Unfortunately, tight pants are … well, they’re easy to mock if your rival’s looking for an inroad.
Regrettably, Buehler’s first didn’t go as smoothly as his hemline; he surrendered a walk and a monster bomb to Freddie Freeman, who’s certainly looking to make an MVP case in this series.
Stay tuned for Game 5 (if necessary!) when Buehler emerges rocking chaps and yoga pants. Or perhaps he’ll just go full 2000s alt-rock and choose the skinny jeans and a choker while warming up to Good Charlotte’s “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous”? You simply never know.