Two words "rope neckalces." The best players wear them; ours do not. Proof below. Here's Elvis Andrus.
And here's Tim Lincecum. See his rope necklace?
Proof of the second proposition. Notice the absence of rope necklaces. None on Tabata. None on Burres.
Do you see any on McCutchen or Walker. I think not.
Here's Chris Snyder. (N.B., the runner was safe.) How many rope necklaces do you see?
But salvation is at hand. I'm sure Amazon carries them. Buy one for Paul Maholm.