Umpires wearing shorts

Discussion in 'The Umpires Life and Rulings' started by Bob45429, Jul 28, 2020.

  1. Bob45429

    Bob45429 New Member

    Why O Why can't Umpires wear shorts. I feel so bad for our Umpires wearing a chest protector and all those clothes. One Ump teased me by saying that nobody would want to see his white legs. :D So what rules prohibits it? Out in the midday sun and temps in the 90's.
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  2. BretMan2

    BretMan2 TSZ/OFC Umpire in Chief

    The official umpire uniform is described in the rule book. Unfortunately, it doesn’t allow shorts. Why? Who knows. That’s just the standard that’s evolved over time. I’m sure that it has something to do with “looking professional”.

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