Originally Posted by Brutus the Pimp
I'd hope no one gets upset for an Ohio professional sports franchise honoring Ohio teams.
I don't even think there's a problem recognizing that Kentucky is a pro-Reds' market. However, if you're a baseball fan in Kentucky, you probably don't need marketed to anyhow. Chances are, you're already supporting the Reds.
It's bad marketing. The Reds should be catering to the millions of fans in Ohio that might be persuaded to be Indians' fans or otherwise be preoccupied with other sports. And if the Reds didn't see the outrage coming, it shows how disconnected they are from where their bread should be buttered.
I think it's much to do about nothing. In fact, as a native Ohioan who grew up in Hamiltucky, I know for a fact that many who live in the Buckeye state have no idea it is a different state than Kentucky.