Think of the Children, and their Reading Comprehension
Yesterday, Steve Goff noted that no decision on whether Fred would be allowed to have "Fred" or be required to have "da Silva" on his uniform. Well, today's Kids section in the Washington Post may force their hand. In an article about one name athletes, Fred is used as the newest example. Surely the Front Office can't face the prospect of hundreds of tiny faces, with tears rolling down their cheeks, wondering where this "Fred" is and why their parents keep pointing at "Da Silva." No, the only choice now is for the uniform to read "FRED" and give our kangaroo stuffed animals (with miniature Brazillian flags) as a promotional item for FRED day.