Off Topic: Men Dressing Like Women

I was feeling bored with the Hot Stove season – it really should be called the Lukewarm Stove season at this point – so I took refuge in other, non-sports sections of newspapers today. What a revelation! It turns out that men are wearing pantyhose. Not only that, these male pantyhose have a little name of their own: mantyhose.

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Check out the story in the Daily News if you don’t believe me. I asked my husband if he would ever wear mantyhose, and he said: “You’re out of your ******* mind.” (Yeah, he cursed me. I retaliated by hiding the TV remote.)
After I was finished reading the papers, I jumped on to the blogs. And what did I find? More cross-dressing. Alex over at Coast-to-Coast Baseball posted this old clip of Jeter’s guest stint on “Saturday Night Live.” I bet Jeet is wearing mantyhose. Take a look. The sound quality isn’t great, so turn up the volume.
I bet David Wells is wearing mantyhose too. Who knew he had such shapely legs?

10 Comments

I think Giambi was wearing them at his press conference the other day! My husband would second the opinion on NO manty hose! Did “Broadway Joe” wear them years ago?

Julia
http://werbiefitz.mlblogs.com/

I think you’re right about Namath, Julia. And then there’s Guiliani, the cross-dressing mayor.

She-Fan,

In Florida, to protect a beloved endangered species, I believe marine biologists are trying to introduce manateehose.

el duque

I was gonna mention Namath as well. He wore pantyhose for a TV commercial and no one was more macho in those days than Joe Namath.
http://paullebowitz.mlblogs.com/

So it’s settled. Namath wore mantyhouse. The question is….Are there any guys on this blog who will cop to wearing them too? I know you’re out there. Step forward!

Once for track I wore really tight spandex pants because Colorado can be real FREAKIN cold when you’re running and coach was a butthole who liked us running at elevation even in arctic temps BUT they were not pantyhose and not very comfortable I might add. Whoever would wear mantyhose must have a real good reason or like to sing West Side Story a lot- I feel pretty oh so pretty…
tom
http://rockymountainway.mlbogs.com

LOL, Tom!

I have a hard time believing they make mantyhose big enough for Wells. Who knows, we may be looking at the next big thing added to Alyssa’s upcoming ’09 line. : )

Ryan
Prose and Ivy
http://onedayatwrigleyac000000.mlblogs.com/

Wait a minute….let me stop laughing…so I can type.

Just when I thought my dream of pantyhose disapearing off the face of the earth might come true, they reappear as mantyhose? Do women have to start wearing them again to prevent that? If so, I guess I know what I’ll be buying tomorrow.

Or, maybe Ryan’s prediction is right…I’m going to wait for *touch* pantyhose! That’s a good one!

Yeah, Ryan. Wells would definitely need an extra large. And what a good idea for Alyssa. Make sure she gives you a cut of the profits!

Can’t really understand it, Kathy, since pantyhose are such a pain. What will men wear next? Bras? Oh, wait. Wasn’t there an episode of “Seinfeld” about that?

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