Former Blue Jays OF Jesse Barfield is penning a column for the CBC, and in Wednesday’s entry, he addresses the single most crucial issue plaguing the modern game — the lack of tight trousers (link swiped from Repoz and Baseball Think Factory).

What ever happened to the fashion police in baseball? Have you guys seen these uniforms some of these guys are wearing today? Some of them look like the old Negro League uniforms. My uncle played for the Cincinnati Clowns and I have photos of his team. Those were some ugly, baggy uniforms. So, have we gone retro? Listen, can you believe that some of the guys have their uniform pants made like their street jeans? Come on now! Let’s get out of the music videos and on to the field.

Some of you may think I am joking, but I am serious. Let’s keep the integrity of the game. Take it from me, I love to style – my family calls me the Style Master – but it’s with taste and off the field. What’s funny is you may think these guys are trying to cover up bad bodies, but they’re not. Most of these guys have sculpted bodies under all that fabric. Take it from me, they better enjoy having a young, athletic body while they can because time does take it’s toll.

Can the baggy uniforms be the reason that female attendance has gone down a bit? Chicks may dig the long ball, but if the uniform isn’t fitting, in the baseball stands, the chicks ain’t sitting.