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Thread: ITS HOT! Just play in shorts!

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    Are shorts still part of the required uniform for international play? Up until recently I know they were.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnyO View Post
    shorts look so unprofessional. Nothing beats a sharp looking uniform with pants. I even saw a team with actual stirrups at Ring Neck Showcase Tourney in Sioux Falls
    I have some lots of teams with stirrups.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chinamigarden View Post
    Are shorts still part of the required uniform for international play? Up until recently I know they were.
    I don't know much about the international rules but I don't think so. Team USA was wearing pants against Chinese Taipei yesterday when K Ricketts threw a shutout for the win.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EcoT View Post
    14U Tournament up in Minnesota last weekend saw one team in shorts, and it was hot.Attachment 13127
    lol that's my DD!!! she went 3-3 with 3 HR's (otf) and 7 rbi's in that one lmao

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    Quote Originally Posted by chinamigarden View Post
    Are shorts still part of the required uniform for international play? Up until recently I know they were.
    No, they changed that rule. Teams can now wear pants

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoachKevin View Post
    No, they changed that rule. Teams can now wear pants
    That was an odd rule, how long has it been changed?

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    We played a tourney 2 weekends ago the forecast was 109 degrees. We played 8am and 11a, 12:30p in pants. Then it hit 105 and all of the girls switched to shorts for 3:30 and 6:30.
    Not really a fan of shorts but it was so hot. (North Texas)

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    The girls love wearing shorts!! Just pull up the slider and itís just like pantsABCB17B5-9101-426E-8610-9D5DB4B93813.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by chinamigarden View Post
    That was an odd rule, how long has it been changed?
    I think about a year now or so.... been recent

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    Ohhhhh I didn’t realise they’d changed rules and they HAD to wear shorts in international. Glad they gave them the choice.

    I’m old enough that I started playing in pants, shorts came in as a teenager (and I desperatly wanted shorts) and now I’m leaning towards pants again.

    Seeing the players all go back to pants at the world champs has been lovely. They look much sharper and more professional. And for a sport with women that aren’t very thin, shorts are unforgiving. I LOOOOOOVE the Australian uniforms.

    And honestly there not a massive difference with shorts and pants heat wise. You have your socks up for shorten. You have two layers. And you get an awful tan.

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