The Cincinnati Reds held their annual “Redsfest” over the weekend and the biggest happening — other than Bronson Arroyo’s Goo Goo Dolls cover or Mat Latos’ Justin Bieber impression — was the introduction of the team’s new alternate jersey.
That’s it to the right here. The Reds will wear the “Los Rojos” tops on select dates this season as they follow other teams into the world of Spanish-themed jerseys .
From a Fashion Ump standpoint, we love the idea of giving a nod to the team’s Hispanic players and fans, but hate the actual execution. Piping has become a pox in the world of baseball uniforms and the ‘Los’ doesn’t make any sense. Not only is the team’s name not “The Reds,” but searching for ‘Los Rojos’ on the Internet produces the Wikipedia entry of a Mexican drug cartel as the first result. Given that the Reds own one of the more popular hats among our nation’s gang members , it doesn’t take too much of a leap to believe the team will profit from ne’er-do-wells who have never even heard of Joey Votto or Brandon Phillips.
Bottom line: Take away the piping and the “Los” while resizing the “Rojos” and you have a winner. This version, though, is “meh.”
From Cincinnati.com :
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