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I didn't even think about bleeding. Ds is on a new travel ball team and has his second tournament this weekend. He got home today with more games to play tomorrow and I threw his uniform in the wash. He only has one pair of pants with red ribbing because the team just issued them to him. We have more coming in the mail. 

 

His pants are pink. I didn't notice it until AFTER I dried them.

 

Not a super obvious pink, but definitely pink. I have soaked in oxi-clean. I have washed with borax. They aren't budging. In addition to being pink, apparently all of my soaking in warm water has shrunk the piping. So they're pink and bunching on the sides.

 

:banghead:

 

He's on the mound tomorrow, so not exactly a low profile position. I feel so sorry for him.

 

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Any chance you have regular powdered cascade? Yes dishwasher detergent.  Maybe the liquid would work but I always used the powered. 

 

Anyway wash the pants alone with the cascade.  The wash again with regular detergent (can be with other stuff this time) to make sure you get the cascade out.  I am not sure about dried pants but that always worked to get ds pants back super white even after a game with lots of sliding.

 

As for the shirt.  Salt it.  Put the shirt in salt water.  Just tap water and some table salt. (I just pour about a hand's worth in the sink or bowl or washer I am soaking the item in).  Swish around and let sit for 30 minutes or overnight if you forget like I often do.  This will set the red so it doesn't bleed.  Works for other clothes/colors too.  I do it for my new jeans and dress pants too.

 

Probably to late to help.  Hope your ds has an awesome game

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Aww, man. My son had a red/white combination for All Stars. I didn't have the bleeding problem, but those WHITE PANTS! I kept thinking, "Clearly the person who selected this uniform is not the person who needs to clean them!"

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Ugh. My DS's travel ball shirt bleeds but is black, so the white pants have to be washed separately. White pants suck. We saw a team that was all dark gray, and all us moms were like BRILLIANT LAUNDRY CHOICE!

 

Carbona (not Carbonara--my phone must be hungry) makes a color run remover. Fabric stores, hardware stores (Ace/Tru-Value type), sometimes Walmart carries it.

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Ugh. My DS's travel ball shirt bleeds but is black, so the white pants have to be washed separately. White pants suck. We saw a team that was all dark gray, and all us moms were like BRILLIANT LAUNDRY CHOICE!

 

Carbona (not Carbonara--my phone must be hungry) makes a color run remover. Fabric stores, hardware stores (Ace/Tru-Value type), sometimes Walmart carries it.

I have some of that in my house! Good to know.

 

By the light of day they look much better. I pulled them out half wet and stretched the piping out. The pink isn't obvious at all in daylight. He didn't notice. I'm calling it good.

 

My white pants trick is Fels-Naptha soap bars. I pretreat the bad spots (which sometimes feels like the entire pant). Then wash with detergent and borax.

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I always rather liked white baseball pants. A little detergent, a lot of oxi-clean, a short soak and done. It helped that the jerseys were mostly white as well. After the pants soaked a bit, I could toss in the jersey, socks, and all.

 

 

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Ds15 was on two baseball teams this year.  One required white pants, the other required black.

 

The coach of the team with black pants has a house full of boys (some of whom play baseball).  His wife apparently laid down the law and told him No White Pants.   I'm grateful for her assertiveness.  ;)

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I'm glad it's not as noticeable. :)

 

Dh has white pants for his teams.  The very first thing we did at the beginning of the season is take a can of Scotchguard to them.  Seriously, I think we used a full can on 3 pairs of pants.  But those things are still white season after season.

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