Originally Posted by vaticanplum
The choice of no names on the uniforms (which was instituted and is still observed by the Yankees) is one for which I have always been strongly in favor. The idea behind it is that they are part of a team and thus shouldn't need more than numbers to identify them.
That's a nice "no I in team" bit for kids and all, but major league baseball is an entertainment product and we do
care who the players are. It's fan-friendly (especially in the TV age) to tell who a player is without having to buy a program or look up a roster. Now, I don't need the help for the Reds, but there's another team on the field whose roster I don't know by heart.