Why do the Dodgers have red numbers?

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Without looking first, I’m gonna say it’s because they’re shameless showboats who want to do anything they can to stand out, tradition and proper decorum be damned.

[Goes and looks at the story explaining the red numbers]

Huh. Wasn’t right about that. What else are my kneejerk, emotional reactions wrong about?!

Hint: the red numbers were to do something a bit showy, in a sense. And they were delayed because of the Dodgers’ postseason failure. So in a sense, this 60+ year-old story is as modern as current times!