Turn Off Ads?
Page 17 of 17 FirstFirst ... 71314151617
Results 241 to 255 of 255

Thread: Los Rojos

  1. #241
    Member Wonderful Monds's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Posts
    2,568
    Quote Originally Posted by Blitz Dorsey View Post
    Yeah, has anyone explained the rationale for the "Los" in front of "Rojos"? I'm glad others have brought that up. I don't mind marketing to the growing Hispanic population. I don't mind "Rojos" and I actually thought the unis looked fairly sharp.

    But "Los" Rojos? I think what they did was just copy what the NBA does with "El Heat" and "Los Bulls" and all that stuff. Again, no need for the first word. The Miami Heat don't put "The Heat" on their regular uniforms. The Bulls don't put "The Bulls." (Although, they should look into using DaBulls, that would be awesome.) And the Reds don't use "The Reds." So, why the "Los" for the Spanish uniforms? I don't get it.

    The rest of it I actually get. But that small detail is very strange to me.
    Wait a second, are the Reds the first MLB team to do a Spanish jersey?
    They don't think it be like it is, but it do.
    Quote Originally Posted by Larry Schuler View Post
    He has also taught me that even when the Reds win it is important to focus on the fact that they could have lost.

  2. Turn Off Ads?
  3. #242
    Member Wonderful Monds's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Posts
    2,568
    Quote Originally Posted by Wonderful Monds View Post
    Wait a second, are the Reds the first MLB team to do a Spanish jersey?
    A quick Googling says no.

    The Atleticos got it right, but "Los DBacks" probably have the worst Spanish jersey ever.
    http://news.sportslogos.net/2012/09/...ticos-jerseys/
    They don't think it be like it is, but it do.
    Quote Originally Posted by Larry Schuler View Post
    He has also taught me that even when the Reds win it is important to focus on the fact that they could have lost.

  4. #243
    Playoff Veteran
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Liberty Township, OH
    Posts
    273

    Re: Los Rojos

    Quote Originally Posted by Wonderful Monds View Post
    Wait a second, are the Reds the first MLB team to do a Spanish jersey?
    the Giants and Brewers did Spanish jerseys as well... I think the Dodgers as well.

  5. #244
    nothing more than a fan Always Red's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Cincy West
    Posts
    4,729

    Re: Los Rojos

    Quote Originally Posted by Wonderful Monds View Post
    Wait a second, are the Reds the first MLB team to do a Spanish jersey?
    The San Diego Padres have been doing it since 1969, at the MLB level, and before that clear back to 1936 in the Pacific Coast league.

    The team's name, the Spanish word for "fathers", refers to the Spanish Franciscan friars who founded San Diego in 1769.

    El Padres?

    Los Padres?

    nah, just "Padres"

  6. Likes:

    marcshoe (05-12-2013)

  7. #245
    Party like it's 1990 Blitz Dorsey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Columbus, OH
    Posts
    4,716

    Re: Los Rojos

    Quote Originally Posted by Always Red View Post
    The San Diego Padres have been doing it since 1969, at the MLB level, and before that clear back to 1936 in the Pacific Coast league.

    The team's name, the Spanish word for "fathers", refers to the Spanish Franciscan friars who founded San Diego in 1769.

    El Padres?

    Los Padres?

    nah, just "Padres"
    "San Diego" actually means "A Whale's Vagina."

    Agree to disagree?

    Fine, fine. When in Rome, I suppose.

  8. #246
    Member
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Lexington, KY
    Posts
    478

    Re: Los Rojos

    As with most romance languages, it needs the article "Los" to make it a plural noun. Just "Rojos" would be an adjective describing things that are red.
    There are only two seasons - Winter and Baseball.

  9. Likes:

    Mitri (05-13-2013), PickOff (05-12-2013)

  10. #247
    Member PickOff's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Washington, DC
    Posts
    1,338

    Re: Los Rojos

    Quote Originally Posted by MrRedLegger View Post
    As with most romance languages, it needs the article "Los" to make it a plural noun. Just "Rojos" would be an adjective describing things that are red.
    Bingo!
    Thank goodness for baseball.

  11. #248
    nothing more than a fan Always Red's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Cincy West
    Posts
    4,729

    Re: Los Rojos

    Quote Originally Posted by Blitz Dorsey View Post
    "San Diego" actually means "A Whale's Vagina."

    Agree to disagree?

    Fine, fine. When in Rome, I suppose.
    Umm...no.

  12. #249
    Danger is my business! oneupper's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    Back in Florida
    Posts
    8,126

    Re: Los Rojos

    Quote Originally Posted by MrRedLegger View Post
    As with most romance languages, it needs the article "Los" to make it a plural noun. Just "Rojos" would be an adjective describing things that are red.
    They aren't constructing a sentence with it. In this case, it is quite clearly a proper noun, like the "GREEN" on Dick Green's jersey back.

    Check out jerseys from winter leagues. The only one I remember with "Los" is "Los Mochis", because "Los Mochis" is the name of the town (the team nickname is Caņeros).

    For example Bravos de Margarita is a Venezuelan Winter League team. Bravos can also be an adjective. The uniforms do not carry a "Los"



    Newspaper headlines will omit the "Los" as in

    Rojos 5, Cerveceros 1

    http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/esp...arre-serie-en/

    They could ask the latin players how they prefer it, with or without "los" , but I suspect they don't care much either way, unlike other people.
    "A person is smart. People are dumb, panicky, dangerous animals and you know it."

    http://dalmady.blogspot.com

  13. #250
    nothing more than a fan Always Red's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Cincy West
    Posts
    4,729

    Re: Los Rojos

    Quote Originally Posted by Blitz Dorsey View Post
    "San Diego" actually means "A Whale's Vagina."

    Agree to disagree?

    Fine, fine. When in Rome, I suppose.
    OK, it took me a while, since I've never seen Anchorman.

    Makes sense now!

  14. Likes:

    Blitz Dorsey (05-13-2013)

  15. #251
    Pimpin...literally!!! dubc47834's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Terre Haute, In
    Posts
    1,272

    Re: Los Rojos

    I don't get what the big deal with the Los is!!! It's not a big deal to me, it's a promotion and they are trying to make money. Plus baseball has many Hispanic players and I think it's good that there is a day for them to represent their culture, whether it is intended or not.

  16. #252
    Party like it's 1990 Blitz Dorsey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Columbus, OH
    Posts
    4,716

    Re: Los Rojos

    Quote Originally Posted by MrRedLegger View Post
    As with most romance languages, it needs the article "Los" to make it a plural noun. Just "Rojos" would be an adjective describing things that are red.
    "Romance" languages? I took three years of Spanish -- including one in college -- and never heard this term. Is this a common term? If so, I perhaps smoked even more pot than I "remember" during college.

    Also, thanks for answering the question that many of us had. I thought there was no need for the "Los" since the word "The" is not on the Reds' regular uniforms. But as it turns out, having the "Los" is necessary for it to be proper Spanish.


  17. #253
    Tired of talk. Win! Joseph's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    The Commonwealth
    Posts
    8,319

    Re: Los Rojos

    Quote Originally Posted by Blitz Dorsey View Post
    "Romance" languages? I took three years of Spanish -- including one in college -- and never heard this term. Is this a common term? If so, I perhaps smoked even more pot than I "remember" during college.

    Also, thanks for answering the question that many of us had. I thought there was no need for the "Los" since the word "The" is not on the Reds' regular uniforms. But as it turns out, having the "Los" is necessary for it to be proper Spanish.

    A man with Jose Rijo as an avatar doesn't speak Spanish?!?

    Championships for MY teams in my lifetime:
    Cincinnati Reds - 75, 76, 90
    Chicago Blackhawks - 10, 13
    University of Kentucky - 78, 96, 98, 12
    Cincinnati Bengals - None
    Chicago Bulls - 91, 92, 93, 96, 97, 98

  18. #254
    Member
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Lexington, KY
    Posts
    478

    Re: Los Rojos

    Quote Originally Posted by Blitz Dorsey View Post
    "Romance" languages? I took three years of Spanish -- including one in college -- and never heard this term. Is this a common term? If so, I perhaps smoked even more pot than I "remember" during college.

    Also, thanks for answering the question that many of us had. I thought there was no need for the "Los" since the word "The" is not on the Reds' regular uniforms. But as it turns out, having the "Los" is necessary for it to be proper Spanish.

    "Romance" as in Latin-derived (although all or most languages have one way or another been derived from Latin)

    Includes Spanish, French, Italian, Portugese, etc. My guess is when spoken by a woman it's level 10 sexy, hence "Romance"
    There are only two seasons - Winter and Baseball.

  19. Likes:

    RedEye (05-13-2013)

  20. #255
    Haunted by walks
    Join Date
    Apr 2000
    Location
    Syracuse
    Posts
    6,525

    Re: Los Rojos

    Quote Originally Posted by MrRedLegger View Post
    "Romance" as in Latin-derived (although all or most languages have one way or another been derived from Latin)

    Includes Spanish, French, Italian, Portugese, etc. My guess is when spoken by a woman it's level 10 sexy, hence "Romance"
    Good answer, although it comes from Vulgar Latin, the language of the crowds, rather than Classical Latin. And early "romance novels" were stories told in the vernacular Romance languages.


Turn Off Ads?

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Board Moderators may, at their discretion and judgment, delete and/or edit any messages that violate any of the following guidelines: 1. Explicit references to alleged illegal or unlawful acts. 2. Graphic sexual descriptions. 3. Racial or ethnic slurs. 4. Use of edgy language (including masked profanity). 5. Direct personal attacks, flames, fights, trolling, baiting, name-calling, general nuisance, excessive player criticism or anything along those lines. 6. Posting spam. 7. Each person may have only one user account. It is fine to be critical here - that's what this board is for. But let's not beat a subject or a player to death, please.

Thank you, and most importantly, enjoy yourselves!


RedsZone.com is a privately owned website and is not affiliated with the Cincinnati Reds or Major League Baseball


Contact us: Boss | GIK | BCubb2003 | dabvu2498 | Gallen5862 | LexRedsFan | Plus Plus | RedlegJake | redsfan1995 | The Operator | Tommyjohn25