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Bow Ties and Baseball

St. Louis Cardinals Mo Tie

Mo Tie (courtesy: St. Louis Cardinals)

Bow ties and sports

Fashion definitely has an important spot in the sports world. Perhaps there are practices that sports fans focus on more, but that doesn’t negate its importance. For example, you may be somebody that likes to place their fair share of wagers on a site like, however, this doesn’t mean that you can’t appreciate all of the amazing fashion choices that certain sporting personnel don regularly.

Boxing referees wear them; many horse race spectators sport them. Baseball is like Football when it comes to this neckwear; they’re not worn on the field but at times are seen off of it.


Baseball journalist Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports is known for his fashion. In fact, in 2011 he partnered with former Football player Dhani Jones and his organization, Bow Tie Cause. Throughout the year Rosenthal wore bow ties every Saturday during the MLB on FOX Game of the Week for charity. He’s still wearing them.

Rosenthal isn’t the only Baseball dude who makes this fashion statement; St. Louis Cardinals General Manager John Mozeliak is known for wearing bow ties, too.

And he looks pretty dapper, too…

In fact, the team celebrates this sartorial statement. As part of its 2014 season theme nights, it is hosting Mo Tie Monday on May 12 when the Cardinals play the Chicago Cubs. According to the press release:

A portion of each ticket sold will benefit Cardinals Care. Fans may also purchase a VIP ticket which includes the game ticket, bowtie [sic] and a pre-game Q&A with Mozeliak, starting with a bow tie tutorial.

The tutorial is a pretty good perk of the event. Hopefully, this theme night will inspire more men to venture into new neckwear territory.


Rosenthal and Mo Tie Monday are just two more examples of how people and organizations use menswear to better the world through charity. Gentlemen (and women), I salute you.