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"...
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")