Originally Posted by RANDY IN INDY
My position is why do you have to have a jersey for every group of people? Why the heck can't you just wear the Cincinnati Reds uniform? I think it is unnecessary to have to have a jersey for every individual group.
As I've now mentioned many times, THIS is the position that I take issue with -- not your contention that the red jersey is ugly, which is certainly your right.
I've also tried to explain many times why other people in the world might like the Los Rojos uniform -- why it is, in fact NECESSARY if the Reds want to become something more than a provincial brand and to build a fan base that has growth potential.
It isn't that Spanish-speaking fans are unable to wear Cincinnati Reds uniforms. They can, and probably have -- some of them for many years. It's just that there is another language that is part of them, part of their culture, part of who they are. And these jerseys, in some small way, might speak to that part of them. For others, it might not. And that's their prerogative as well.
I remain baffled as to why any of this makes you angry. To me, it is a welcome expansion of the team and the culture I love to call my own in some small way.