Los Angeles Dodgers: What’s up with Walker Buehler’s pants?

Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Walker Buehler walks off the field after the second inning against the Atlanta Braves during game one of the 2020 NLCS at Globe Life Field. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Walker Buehler walks off the field after the second inning against the Atlanta Braves during game one of the 2020 NLCS at Globe Life Field. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports /
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Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Walker Buehler had everyone talking for Game 1 of the NLCS. He probably wishes they were talking about his performance.

Walker Buehler was trending on Twitter Monday night during Game 1 of the NLCS. But it had absolutely nothing to do with the Los Angeles Dodgers’ starting pitcher’s performance on the field in the NLCS.

It was because Buehler’s pants looked like they were from his 12U travel ball days.

I mean what the heck is this? Are we doing on-field fashion statements this year? Did he leave the dryer settings on too high? Was there some kind of shrink ray mishap in the clubhouse? The people want to know and they deserve answers.

They probably won’t be getting those answers from Buehler though. After the game, when asked about the pants situation, Buehler refused to answer the questions and left the press conference.

Even his counterpart for the Braves couldn’t come up with an answer about the absurdly tight pants. Although to be fair, Max Fried probably wasn’t prepared to be asked that kind of question after his nine strikeout performance.

Again, the people deserve some answers! We want to know what made his pants so tight!

But it’s all in good fun. After all, if wearing tight pants brings the best out of Buehler on the mound, who are we to question it? He tossed five innings, allowing only one earned run and racking up seven punch outs. Unfortunately, the Dodgers still lost the game but Buehler’s pants had nothing to do with that.

I say if he’s going to turn in performances like that, let’s make the pants tighter. I’m not sure if that’s physically possible, but by god we’re going to find a way to get it done.

All we ask in return is an explanation for why Buehler thought this was a good look for the biggest stage in baseball.

Maybe after Buehler’s next start we’ll finally learn the truth.