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#PonleAcento: Latino baseball players lead move to put accents on jerseys




LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 25:  First baseman Adrian Gonzalez #23 of the Los Angeles Dodgers signs autographs before the game with the Miami Marlins on August 25, 2012 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 25: First baseman Adrian Gonzalez #23 of the Los Angeles Dodgers signs autographs before the game with the Miami Marlins on August 25, 2012 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
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The next time you turn on a Dodgers game, you may notice a difference. And it's on the back of some players' jerseys. Here's a hint: Adrian González.

The first baseman has added the accent to his last name. It's part of a campaign to encourage Major League Baseball players to add the accent to their names to correctly reflect the pronunciation, and spelling, in Spanish.

It brings up a larger question: is the change merely cosmetic or a signal of the future?

For more, we're joined by Anthony Salazar, chair of the Latino Baseball Committee, Society for American Baseball Research.



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