Tigers OF Riley Greene Absolutely Destroyed His Pants Sliding Into Home Plate vs. Pirates

Detroit Tigers OF Riley Greene scores a run against the Pittsburgh Pirates
Detroit Tigers OF Riley Greene scores a run against the Pittsburgh Pirates / Screenshot via Codify on X

Much has been made of the seemingly low quality MLB uniforms this season, and things only stand to get worse in that regard after an incident involving the pants of Detroit Tigers outfielder Riley Greene during Tuesday's game against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

After completing what appeared to be a standard slide into home plate, the right leg of Greene's pants ripped along the seam, leaving a giant gap in the material along his thigh. The outfielder's pants were totally torn up as a result of his slide, another indication that the league's uniforms simply aren't meeting the required standards.

MLB uniforms have been supplied by Nike for the past four seasons, though this year the company licensed manufacturing responsibilities to Fanatics. Early on, reviews of the Fanatics uniforms have been abysmal, with multiple wardrobe malfunctions and incidents occurring throughout spring training and during the opening month of the season. Greene's pants-ripping slide is just the latest in a list of uniform-related disasters.

Fans took to social media to voice their displeasure over the low-quality uniforms, making clear they aren't happy with the situation.

Karl Rasmussen


Karl Rasmussen is a writer on Sports Illustrated’s Breaking & Trending News Team. A University of Oregon alum, his work has appeared on 12up and ClutchPoints. He’s a loyal Tottenham, Jets, Yankees and Ducks fan.