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    Re: Los Rojos

    <sarcasm> Next they need one that appeals to rural white people that says The Rey-edds. </sarcasm>
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    Re: Los Rojos

    Quote Originally Posted by Hap View Post
    <sarcasm> Next they need one that appeals to rural white people that says The Rey-edds. </sarcasm>


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    Re: Los Rojos

    I think they've finally found a way to make the red jerseys fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hap View Post
    <sarcasm> Next they need one that appeals to rural white people that says The Rey-edds. </sarcasm>
    They're also going to appeal to fans that can't read by simply wearing uniforms that are red with no numbers or letters on them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RANDY IN INDY View Post
    Exactly what I stated earlier, if you would care to read. The jersey is ugly and unnecessary in my opinion. Do they need a jersey so every group can feel good Where's it end???? It's baseball. Wear your uniform and play the game.
    It's got nothing to do with making various groups feel good. Vintage jerseys aren't sold to make old people feel good. Bobbleheads aren't sold to make people with enormous craniums feel good. They're sold because people want to buy them. That's why the Reds are selling Rojos shirts. And it never ends. It's merchandising.

    FWIW, I'm with savafan, I like the shirt. It's basically the BP jersey, which I prefer to the actual jersey.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vottomatic View Post
    I hear there's been a protest, and now they'll be wearing German, French, Swedish, Russian, Chinese, Japanese..........etc........language appropriate uniforms here and there this season.
    Probably won't be long until you'll be able to custom order team jerseys in a pile of different languages.

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    Quote Originally Posted by M2 View Post
    It's got nothing to do with making various groups feel good. Vintage jerseys aren't sold to make old people feel good. Bobbleheads aren't sold to make people with enormous craniums feel good. They're sold because people want to buy them. That's why the Reds are selling Rojos shirts. And it never ends. It's merchandising.

    FWIW, I'm with savafan, I like the shirt. It's basically the BP jersey, which I prefer to the actual jersey.
    And as I stated, I don't like them. I don't need anyone talking down to me telling me what the scoop is. Anyone with a warm body knows the Reds are trying to sell overpriced ugly jerseys, but some are always eager to make it into some politically correct issue and try and label you as some kind of bigot because you don't like the jersey or feel it's unnecessary. They've already got three jerseys and a BP Jersey. At some point it stops being a baseball uniform and begins to be the outfit for every occasion. I'm a fan of classic baseball uniforms. I don't like all the gimmicks. Simple as that, and only my opinion.
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    One thing is for sure, at some point some African-American rapper is going to appear in a video wearing a Los Rojos shirt. I like to think that, if she were still alive, viewing it would cause Marge Schott's head to explode ... and that thought makes me happy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RANDY IN INDY View Post
    Anyone with a warm body knows the Reds are trying to sell overpriced ugly jerseys, but some are always eager to make it into some politically correct issue and try and label you as some kind of bigot because you don't like the jersey or feel it's unnecessary.
    It's not some politically correct issue. It's crass commercialism, which like it or not pays the bills for the team we follow. Baseball is trying to court an international audience and it's losing ground in Central America to soccer. There's fans all over the planet. A decent number are liable to be interested in Rojos shirts. If it's truly unnecessary then no one will buy it. However I doubt that will be an issue.

    If it's any comfort, you're not being a bigot, just stodgy.
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    Re: Los Rojos

    From my vantage point here in the home of Los Spurs, the move makes perfect sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by M2 View Post
    It's not some politically correct issue. It's crass commercialism, which like it or not pays the bills for the team we follow. Baseball is trying to court an international audience and it's losing ground in Central America to soccer. There's fans all over the planet. A decent number are liable to be interested in Rojos shirts. If it's truly unnecessary then no one will buy it. However I doubt that will be an issue.

    If it's any comfort, you're not being a bigot, just stodgy.
    I know I'm not a bigot. And I'm old enough now to be stodgy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RANDY IN INDY View Post
    Exactly what I stated earlier, if you would care to read. The jersey is ugly and unnecessary in my opinion. Do they need a jersey so every group can feel good Where's it end???? It's baseball. Wear your uniform and play the game.
    I did read, actually, and didn't see you express it in so many words.

    If you think it's just "ugly" aesthetically, as in the spacing of the letters or the trim or the script or whatever, well, I can't really argue that. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and what not.

    But if you think it is "unnecessary", well I suppose that's an opinion, though I don't think a very defensible one. Since when did one jersey reading "Los Rojos" turn into a jersey so every group can feel good?

    But more importantly -- do you not think players like Chapman and Cueto aren't tickled to see this jersey? Do you not think their fans in other countries (or this country) aren't as well? What about people who move here and don't speak the language? Do those people not matter?

    I also have to object to your "play the game" comment. Yes, it most definitely is baseball. That's my point. It's a sport played all around the world by people who speak all different languages (See: The World Baseball Classic). Baseball is smart to take advantage of that. And they are smart to realize that no one group or language has a monopoly on their sport.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vottomatic View Post
    I hear there's been a protest, and now they'll be wearing German, French, Swedish, Russian, Chinese, Japanese..........etc........language appropriate uniforms here and there this season.
    Protest of what? I don't get it. Oh... and why would this be a bad thing? I the Reds were a recognizable global brand, wouldn't it be in their interest to produce this kind of thing?
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    Quote Originally Posted by M2 View Post
    It's not some politically correct issue. It's crass commercialism
    Actually, it's both.
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