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The real boys of summer

Ever wonder about the lives of MLB bat boys? Uni Watch gives you the lowdown, particulary about their wardrobe.

Updated: September 21, 2006, 9:42 AM ET
By Paul Lukas | Special to Page 2

They're in uniform for every single baseball game. Many of them, in fact, get new uniform numbers every season. And yet almost nobody ever comments on them, or even thinks about them.

Uni Watch is referring here to bat boys, who constitute a stealth element in the world of baseball uniforms. They wear the same unis as the players, but they're subject to a sometimes confusing set of customs and protocols.

Fortunately, Uni Watch's efforts to untangle the threads of bat boy culture ...

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