Respect and adieu to Whitey Ford.
In the old days major-league baseball players wore knee socks and black leather lace-ups with metal cleats. Today’s players don’t wear knee socks for the most part, and their footwear is more or less on the level of standard Sports Locker sneakers. With cleats. And in the old days you almost never saw an overweight baseball player, Babe Ruth aside. These days roly-poly players are at least somewhat common. I don’t watch enough baseball to get into this any further. I’m just saying.