Two old Baseball teams with the name of either the color; "red" or "white" followed by; "sox"?
We can only assume it (socks) is misspelled so that the players they hire might be able to; 1) pronounce: SOCKS phonically; 2) remember to put them on "under" their shoes; 3) not go into catatonic shock if they are ever traded to the "white" "sox"...
Red "SOX socks
" player Manny Ramirez wears red "SOCKS" and should be knocked to the ground and given a hair cut.
Then someone should put him into a uniform that doesn't make him look like 300 pounds of shit stuffed into a 500 pound sack.
Then he (Ramirez) should be traded from the Red "SOX socks
" to the White "SOX socks
"; (who changed their name from "White Stockings" when panty hose were invented).
Some dead players from either of the present day "SOX socks
" teams may, or may not have ever played with the "Brown Stockings" of St. Louis who moved and became the "Orioles" of Baltimore becuase they found the whole "sox-v-socks" cotroversy too mundane.
(See also "Men In Tights")