One of the great tragedies of the Major League Baseball postseason is that players have not adopted the same fashion sense as their basketball counterparts.
Whereas superstars like Russell Westbrook, Dwyane Wade and LeBron James go all-out with postgame attire, the same cannot be said for most baseball players.
Thankfully, it's not too late for some stellar fall fashion. Ryan Dempster, the Red Sox's affable closer, may be leading the pack for the "Best Playoff Outfit" award. Dempster rocked this wonderful suit on Boston's flight to St. Louis on Friday.
— Boston Red Sox (@RedSox) October 25, 2013
While it's unclear exactly what this suit means (if it does have a purpose, that is), Mike Foss of For The Win suggests that the wardrobe might be an homage to Canada’s maple leaf tartan. Dempster is Canadian, so that theory would make sense. The colors of the tartan represent the colors of the maple leaf as the seasons change (green in the spring, gold in the early fall, red at the beginning of winter and brown in the middle of winter).
Because of the significance of Dempster's suit, this outfit might top all others worn this postseason. And we say that with all due respect to Andre Ethier.
Andre Ethier, suit game: A+: pic.twitter.com/U7FOGpp5CO
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) October 17, 2013