Are Mariners staging silent protest against see-through Nike uniform pants?

Original reports had plenty of consternation surrounding the release of the new MLB Nike Uniforms. Are the Mariners staging a silent protest against them?

Feb 15, 2024; Peoria, AZ, USA; Seattle Mariners players warm up during a Spring Training workout at
Feb 15, 2024; Peoria, AZ, USA; Seattle Mariners players warm up during a Spring Training workout at / Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

For those of you who thought we were being a bit over the top when we originally were talking about how bad the new Mariners were, and in turn all of the MLB uniforms, we present to you further proof that it wasn't just content-filler, but an actual problem. We all love Big Dumper, but that doesn't mean that we need to see Big Dumper.

What's even worse about this is that the pants are worse than the joke. You can't see it in the still above, but once you click on the video, you can see that the pants are essentially see through. I don't think we need to get into how funny/embarrassing it would be if some rookie was wearing Hello Kitty boxers or something along those lines, and that was on full display as they came in to pitch the 7th inning in a Spring Training game.

The Mariners seem to be staging a protest against the see-through pants

It does seem like that opportunity might not even present itself, as the Mariners seem to be staging a silent protest against these new pants. You look at any of the other pictures we have seen from Spring Training (scroll through the Mariners' Twitter feed or even their Instagram) and see that they are chock full of shots of players wearing the old pants. You can tell because A) you can't see their underwear and B) the belt loops are noticeably different.

Oh my. I just thought of the problems that Robbie Ray might be having with this over in San Francisco. These pants with how tight he wears them.

Back to the Mariners, though, and it will be interesting to see if they are wearing them this weekend when Spring Training games actually start, or if they will be wearing the old ones. I'm not sure how the uniform rules work in Spring Training, and if that would be considered a violation to wear the old ones. I guess we will find out when the Mariners' catcher goes to the plate, and whether or not we see Big Dumper or if we SEE Big Dumper.

Nike needs to step their game up and fix this, and they should know better. It isn't their first time in the uniform game, as they messed up not only in the NFL but in the NBA as well. Luckily for them, Spring Training is about a month long, so they have some time to fix their mistake. Until then, let's hope that the Mariners continue with their silent protest and keep wearing the old pants.