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Jacobair Donating Member (147 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 03:02 AM
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Serious question: Does anyone know what's going
on with baseball players wearing these huge necklaces?
I don't think I'm imagining a trend at all. I forget who was at bat recently .. but I was watching him hit during an ESPN highlight clip, and then I saw someone else...I think a pitcher, and I kept saying to myself, damn, those are huge necklaces! Some guys are even double and tripling up necklaces!! :wow:
Anyone know what's going on? This obvious "fashion trend" doesn't bother' me at all...I actually kinda like the look all things being equal. It's just the not knowing what's going on part that is driving me bonkers!

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madinmaryland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 07:08 AM
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1. I recall players wearing large gold necklaces going back to the 70's and 80's.
I thought they had created a rule a few years back to limit the size of them, but I guess not.
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Upton Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 07:13 AM
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2. I was reading about them
they come from Japan and are made out of nylon coated in a titanium solution that supposedly helps improve circulation and reduce muscle stress. Whether they really do...who knows?
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Jacobair Donating Member (147 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 02:14 PM
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3. Ahh, I had a feeling it was more than a fashion statement of
some kind. That makes sense.
Probably similar to those therapy bracelets people wear.



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joeybee12 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 11:06 AM
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6. It would be more of a no-fashion statement...
...in that they aren't very nice-looking, kind of dumb-looking.
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Onceuponalife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 12:15 AM
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4. Better those than fat gold chains
Jeff Weaver and Kurt Suzuki wear puka shell necklaces. I remember those from the 70s.
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joeybee12 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 11:05 AM
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5. Ah puka!
Thank God that trend is over!
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Jacobair Donating Member (147 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 04:01 PM
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7. Dang, everyone's got em
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Onceuponalife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-18-09 12:48 AM
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8. I see a trend...
only ugly players wear them? Maybe to draw attention away from their homely faces?
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Captain Hilts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-18-09 07:57 AM
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9. Umpires used to prohbit pitchers from wearing them because they distracted the batter. nt
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