Archer likes look of wearing pants at the knees

Archer likes look of wearing pants at the knees

NEW YORK -- Minor Leaguers in the Rays' farm system are required to wear their pants at their knees, which is in deference to the long-pants style preferred by most Major Leaguers.

So it's unusual to see a Rays Minor Leaguer arrive at The Show and not immediately depart from the pants-at-the-knee style, but count Chris Archer as the exception to the rule.

The Rays right-hander noted that now that he has a choice, he prefers to wear his pants at his knees.

"I like to wear them that way," he said. "I think it's a good look."

While he likes the look, he noted that he's free to choose whether he wants to continue with the look. When asked if Sunday's fashion for his start would be a game-time decision, Archer spilled the beans when he said: "Going high."

Bill Chastain is a reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.