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MLB Fans Crown Under Armour for Perfect Response to See-Through Pants Saga

Shohei Ohtani hasn’t been the biggest storyline of 2024 MLB spring training. Neither has his fellow Japanese star and new Los Angeles Dodgers teammate Yoshinobu Yamamoto or even Juan Soto joining the New York Yankees.

It’s been the pants.

The new MLB uniforms debuting this season, designed by Nike and produced by Fanatics, were initially criticized for their cheap appearance and small player name lettering, but those complaints turned up a notch when the pants appeared to be see-through at many MLB media day photoshoots this week.

In light of those viral, way-too-revealing screenshots of players’ pants, Under Armour seized the moment with a social media post Friday and threw some not-so-subtle shade at the uniform producers.

After the MLBPA issued a statement on the pants Thursday, the league responded Friday attempting to provide further clarity.

“The uniform pants have the same material and thickness as the uniform pants used last season,” an MLB official said in a statement, via The Wall Street Journal’s Lindsey Adler. “There were changes to the fabric of the jersey, not the pants.”

Regardless, the Under Armour post was well-received by MLB fans: