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Old 09-17-2012, 08:07 AM
 
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While watching the Orioles vs the A's over the weekend, I noticed that the A's had their team name written in Spanish on the jerseys. Any particular significance to that?
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Old 09-17-2012, 08:17 AM
 
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While watching the Orioles vs the A's over the weekend, I noticed that the A's had their team name written in Spanish on the jerseys. Any particular significance to that?
It was Mexican Independence day. The D-Backs also celebrated.
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Old 09-17-2012, 08:31 AM
 
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How do you write "A's" in Spanish? I assume it was "Atleticos". Do the San Diego Padres celebrate by were jerseys that say "Fathers" on them? I've seen the Brewers wearing "Cerveceros" on that day, but Ive wondered about some other teams. Sox Rojos? Osinos? Yanquis? The Mets Spanish website just calls them "Los Mets".

Not all teams do it the same day. The Giants wore "Gigantes" a week ago, to coincide with the Festival Gigante in San Francisco, which apparently the locals pronounce in English, and so did the play by play announcers.
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Old 09-17-2012, 08:38 AM
 
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It was Mexican Independence day.

Thanks for the info.
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Old 09-17-2012, 08:39 AM
 
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How do you write "A's" in Spanish? I assume it was "Atleticos".

With an accent mark over the 'e'.
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Old 09-17-2012, 11:11 AM
 
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I didn't realize that we had to observe Mexican Independence Day in the United States. I wonder if they celebrate the Fourth of July in Mexico?
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Old 09-17-2012, 11:54 AM
 
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[quote=Fred314X;26128559. I wonder if they celebrate the Fourth of July in Mexico?[/QUOTE]

It was a promotion at a baseball game. It was obviously designed to reach out to the Bay Area Latinos and encourage their attending games.

You see no distinction between a private promotion by a company in the entertainment business, and " we had to observe Mexican Independence Day in the United States." ?
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Old 09-17-2012, 01:48 PM
 
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I didn't realize that we had to observe Mexican Independence Day in the United States. I wonder if they celebrate the Fourth of July in Mexico?
We don't have to. But we can if we want to. If a team in Mexico had a million Americans living in their city, I bet they'd do something for the Fourth of July. Follow the money.
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Old 09-19-2012, 10:37 AM
 
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I wonder if they celebrate the Fourth of July in Mexico?

Don't know about Mexico, but American independence from the British crown is celebrated in Denmark.
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Old 09-23-2012, 04:30 PM
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How do you write "A's" in Spanish? I assume it was "Atleticos". Do the San Diego Padres celebrate by were jerseys that say "Fathers" on them? I've seen the Brewers wearing "Cerveceros" on that day, but Ive wondered about some other teams. Sox Rojos? Osinos? Yanquis? The Mets Spanish website just calls them "Los Mets".

Not all teams do it the same day. The Giants wore "Gigantes" a week ago, to coincide with the Festival Gigante in San Francisco, which apparently the locals pronounce in English, and so did the play by play announcers.
Did the Mariners have "Los Marineros" for theirs?
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