I would have posted this yesterday when it ran, but I didn't see it until today. There are so many elements of greatness to this.
First of all, there is an article about stirrups, which are part of a proper baseball uniform. You put on socks to do anything. You put on stirrups to play ball.
Secondly, this appears in The Wall Street Journal. Enough said.
Paul Lukas is quoted, which means it will be great.
And, finally, this graphic appears.
Baseball Players Wear Them Under Orders; Fashionable Pelicans
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. -- Michael Broadway pulled up his blue baseball socks, the kind with no heel and no toe. He admired the way they looped under his instep, revealing the half-moons of the white socks he wears underneath them. (more)