Skip to comments.Los Rojos Drop four straight to the Pittsburgh Pirates to End Season (Vanity)
Posted on 10/02/2013 7:21:22 AM PDT by Vigilanteman
Sorry for the vanity, but I couldn't resist. When the Cincinnati Reds took the field for their final three game series of the season with our Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday, I noticed they were wearing their "Los Rojos" jerseys.
"WTF is up with that?", I asked my wife. I'd never seen them before. Or at least never noticed them before.
Is this something to force Spanish on the country as a co-equal or superior national tongue? In Ohio? My wife, sweet person that she is, at first tried to ignore me. Just let me enjoy the game, she said.
But I was worked up. "No," said I, "if they are going to engage in PC histrionics, then I'm going to put an Ancient Native American curse on them, so they don't win another game."
Said she, "You realize that they've been having trouble with Cincinnati all year when they are playing there and the only game that counts in the wild card play-off on October 1."
Says I, "I'm going to go get on my gear and put a curse on them, so they don't win another ballgame this year."
Says she, "You are going to make a fool of yourself because as much as I love the Pirates, they aren't going to win three straight in Cincinnati."
Not to be discouraged, I stripped down to a breech cloth and headdress, painted my face and body, and proceeded to put on the curse as best as I could remember from my last visit to the rez.
MLB has been pushing this “Hispanic Heritage” crap on us for several years now. The Pirates also had a Spanish jersey which read “Piratas”. I recall once a player wore one by accident during a non-Hispanic Heritage game. The umpire caught him in the 3rd. inning and set him off to change.
Ask any grocery clerk in San Antonio just trying to get along and earn a little money for school.
I’m curious now, I’ll ask around and see if it’s anything like what the pathetic NFL is doing with their Mexicano
GO HAWKS :)
My Reds blew it again yesterday.
But let me say this, I despise this current playoff system.
There’s no way that a 3rd place team should be in the playoffs. And that’s merely 3rd place in their division, for, if going by winning percentage, they were 5th place in the league.
I grew up in the sixties, and in those stellar years of baseball, you either won the league or you didn’t.
That’s why the season was so important.
If being 3rd best in a 5 team division is good, then what do we call 3rd worst in a 5 team division?
Think of all the money wasted on throw back and alternative jerseys that are worn one time. Amazing, they then have the gall to make psa’s asking for our money for charities.
I am really getting to hate the non-English banners that rotate behind home plate when you are watching on tv.
So we can start calling the Redskins “Pieles Rojas”?
I’d refuse to wear the Spanish uniforms. Notice that the Yankees don’t do it. (They didn’t make the playoffs this year, but have 40 pennants and 27 World Championships. They’re doing something right.)
No hablo Espanol — by choice.
I don’t mind much. The El Tigres play a game once per year and I also love the negro league uniforms.
Tigers dropped their last 3 games too.
Would they become the New York Gringos if they did?
Los Yanquis de Nueva York.
Maybe the San Diego Padres could become the Saint James Fathers for a day?
I hear you, I tend to be a purist myself, but I certainly understand what happens if all but 4 teams are out of post-season contention before August....It’s all about money and keeping interest....Baseball could afford that in the days before pro football took over the top spot on the sporting landscape.
If you’re a Pirate fan, and old, you don’t use an Indian curse, you use the Green Weenie.
PS: When do we get a Gaelic Heritage Month? Or is that supposed to be covered by Halloween (aka Samhain) and/or St. Paddy's Day?
In the American League, the system brought several teams into the mix leading to a one game match up to decide the second wild card. It saw a team win out the last ten games of it's season. It saw the Drama of several teams in extended winning streaks and made the end of the season interesting instead of just a wind down to the excitement of the playoffs.
I think the league would be well served to return to a 154 game schedule and expand the playoffs. They could eliminate or greatly curtail the abomination that is inter league play and have a wild card play off of best of 3 series, a division series best of five, an LCS of best of seven and a World Series best of 9.
They had a best of nine World Series in the past and the expanded interest in a two team Wild Card as well as four more post season games would increase TV add revenue far greater than the gate receipts of the seven regularly scheduled games.
Hell to the yeah. Good job.
Futbol Americano! /spit
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