Respek My Name: MLB Players Campaign For Accent Marks On Jerseys


Los Angeles Dodger Adrián González is helping pilot a new campaign, one that encourages Latino players to place Spanish accent marks on their jerseys where needed. ESPN’s Paul Lukas shared a memo that echoed this:

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Just a couple of days ago, González – of Mexican descent – challenged his teammate Enrique Hernández to do the same via Twitter, as he posted a video sporting his own accented gear.

While Latino baseball players have been putting accents on their names for years, this new push is presumably meant to increase the use of accent marks, and perhaps usher in some much needed change in the way MLB treats the nature of diversity within America’s favorite pastime. We can only hope El Titan’s #PonleAcento crusade resonates with more and more throughout the organization. Hernández clearly caught on.

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