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Old 17 January 2013, 05:30 AM
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Baseball Umpire underwear

Comment: Are MLB umpires REQUIRED to wear black underwear in case their
pants rip during a game?

I'm a sports business professor. I think some may because of this reason
but it is not a requirement.
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Old 17 January 2013, 12:14 PM
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They don't have to be black, but if they're white they cannot be washed for the duration of the season.
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Old 31 October 2013, 07:51 PM
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Looks like the answer is "no."

This "rule" sounds more like wise advise from a veteran umpire than an actual rule.
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