Originally Posted by RANDY IN INDY
There is huge heritage from many other countries in Major League Baseball. Not just hispanic. Do you honor one and not the others? What's fair about that? Where does it end? Wear the Cincinnati Reds uniform.
It ends based on supply and demand. Obviously the Reds aren't making a German jersey, presumably because there is not sufficient demand for it.
The reason this one is being honored because there are a lot of Reds fans in this world whom have a different heritage that this might appeal to. It doesn't particularly appeal to me, but at the same time, I understand that there is a reason that it appeals to others, and for that reason, I am incapable of understanding why it is "unnecessary" and wish it didn't exist simply because it's not marketed to me. There are other Reds fans that are just as entitled to enjoy a jersey as much as you, and I don't really get outrage if it gets used in a game or batting practice or spring training or whatever because "it turns other people on".
At the same time, I get what you are saying Randy, I think maybe you just aren't articulating the point the way that you intend to and it's turned a few people off (it's hard to please everyone!).