Cincinnati Reds: Jonathan India showing Super Bowl support for Bengals

Sep 18, 2021; Cincinnati, Ohio, USA; Cincinnati Reds second baseman Jonathan India (6) reacts at second after hitting a double against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the third inning at Great American Ball Park. Mandatory Credit: David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 18, 2021; Cincinnati, Ohio, USA; Cincinnati Reds second baseman Jonathan India (6) reacts at second after hitting a double against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the third inning at Great American Ball Park. Mandatory Credit: David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports /
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With the Cincinnati Bengals back in the Super Bowl, Cincinnati Reds second baseman Jonathan India has made his way to Los Angeles to show his support.

Jonathan India of the Cincinnati Reds is showing his crosstown support for the Cincinnati Bengals in the Super Bowl

It’s been quite a few months in Cincinnati, with India fresh off capturing National League Rookie of the Year honors during his rise in a Cincinnati Reds uniform and the Bengals making it back to the Super Bowl for the first time since the conclusion of the 1988 season.

With the Bengals in hostile territory (taking on the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LVI set inside SoFi Stadium, the regular-season home of the Rams), India is showing up in Southern California to cheer on his crosstown friends.

The 25-year-old India is a Florida native and played collegiately at the University of Florida, but it’s obvious that he has already thrown himself deep into his new home in Ohio.

There’s plenty for Cincinnati fans to like about India, not only with his choice of local support of the Bengals but also coming off a season where he slashed .269/.376/.459 and hit 21 home runs while driving in 69, primarily hitting in the leadoff position. In fact, when India led off the game for the Reds, he made an impact, slashing .322/.427/.563 in that role with five home runs.

India will be on hand to cheer on the Bengals, and it looks like he will have MLB competition against him in that quest. Clayton Kershaw will be at SoFi Stadium cheering on his childhood friend Matthew Stafford, who is the starting quarterback for the Los Angeles Rams.

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Reds and Bengals fans can hope that India has better luck against Kershaw when cheering in the Super Bowl than he did at the plate against him last season. In his only two at-bats against the future Hall of Famer, India struck out both times.