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Monday, July 14, 2003 Hail, Carmine Hose: Striking a blow for baseball sartorial tradition, more Red Sox are wearing their socks right, including five of the nine starters this past Friday at Detroit, in what may have been the most impressive show of sock in 30 years.
For too long, the red socks for which the team is named have been hidden, either as a result of the '70s vestigial stirrup look, or, as sportswriter Chaz Scoggins has noted, by today's Manny Ramirez-pajama-wear fashion. But things have improved notably on the hosiery front.
This space laments the loss of the Sox' classic stripes, but if the new-look Hose keep winning, there's no arguing with success.