Re: Los Rojos
The idea is fine but the execution stinks, in my opinion. A couple reasons:
First, as brought up elsewhere, the convention in Latin America is to translate the name of baseball teams excepting those that can't be easily translated into Spanish. Hence, Rojos, Cachorros, Cardenales, Gigantes, Piratas, Cerveceros, etc. vs. Los Dodgers. The "Los" article is used on the Hispanic heritage jerseys in the NBA because the team names aren't usually translated (e.g., los Bulls rather than Toros, los Lakers, el Heat, los Spurs).
Second, the most successful of these jerseys (Gigantes and Cerveceros) work because they are minor changes to the familiar uniform template. They don't look like gimmicks because they resemble the team's typical uniforms with a minor nod to the language being used.
My question is simple -- why not just do a standard home or alternate red top with the C-REDS logo replaced by C-ROJOS? Why do we need a crappy looking softball jersey with silly piping and a design that has no connection to the Reds existing visual identity? (I guess arguably it looks a little like the batting practice jersey.)
Last edited by dsmith421; 12-11-2012 at 05:08 PM.