The Chicago White Sox have this message for the rival Chicago Cubs:
Anything you can do, we can do better.
The Cubs recently donned superhero costumes for a flight out of St. Louis as a way of lightening the mood in the locker room. And now, the South Siders are putting a twist on the Cubs' flying fashion foray.
Members of the White Sox were seen leaving US Cellular Field this weekend wearing checkered and brightly colored slacks. It looks like a disco-ball exploded in the locker room.
"They're in need of some loosening of the restrains right now," manager Robin Ventura said. "They're dressing in some loud-mouth clothing."
After winning its sixth straight game on Sunday, Chicago holds a 2.5 game lead over the Detroit Tigers in the AL Central. With a crucial road trip coming up that includes stops in Baltimore and Detroit, the team decided to lighten the mood on the flights.
And, amazingly, the players are in favor of the outfits.
"We're all fans," first baseman Paul Konerko said. "Because any time you get out of wearing a suit, we're up for it."
These outfits may look like they're straight out of the 1970s, but don't call them Disco Pants. The White Sox do not have a positive history with disco-related items.