MLB players upset with new see-through uniform

Major League Baseball explained that the design provides 25% more stretch and will also dry 28% faster.

Dodgers fans should be focused on expectations for the season or Shohei Ohtani's spring debut following his elbow surgery. However, baseball fans are wrapped up in a controversy over players' new pants which many claim are too see-through. The innovative design was created by Nike.

The concern was expressed by the players and Deputy Executive Director of the Major League Baseball Players Association, Bruce Meyer, said he relayed players' concerns to Major League Baseball (MLB) officials.

Additionally, players like Trea Turner claimed that they liked the previous uniform better. Turner argued that "everyone" dislikes the new uniform.

"We all liked what we had. We understand business, but I think everyone wanted to keep it the same way, for the most part, with some tweaks here or there," Turner said in statements reported by the AP agency.

"An attempt to make uniforms more comfortable"

However, the MLB claimed that it decided to change the uniform because the new one has more mobility. MLB explained that it provides 25% more stretch and will also dry 28% faster than the previous uniform. In fact, "the lettering, sleeve emblems and numbering are less bulky in an attempt to make uniforms more breathable and comfortable."

In addition, the official MLB website revealed that the change of uniform has been planned for years. The league explained that at least it has been working on the changes for six years. Likewise, it indicated that it took into consideration both players' and teams' opinions when making the new design. It wanted to make the players feel more comfortable they can perform better.

According to an MLB article regarding the uniform controversy, "Tape measures – the preferred vehicle for calculating players’ body types for years – were out. Thanks to Nike, body scan technology was in, presenting a more accurate approach to outfitting Major League players with their uniforms."

Nike’s goal was simple: create jerseys that addressed the needs and desires of the players, namely lighter, more breathable and better-fitting uniform tops.