Re-naming the Cleveland Indians
Mar 8, 2013 at 6:30 AM
During last month’s Smithsonian symposium “Racist Stereotypes and Cultural Appropriation in American Sports” at the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington D.C., it was strongly suggested that it is demeaning and offensive of teams whose names make reference to Native Americans and that those teams who demean and offend should seriously considered changing their names.
The Cleveland Indians since 1915 have had the same name. So, if forced, what could they possibly change their name to?
Hmmm…. after 161 games last year, when they lost 44 at home and another 50 on the road, it shouldn’t be too hard to come up with a name that exemplifies their playing dead at home and getting killed on the road.
Click e*Paper for Chuck Hoefert's column in today's Register.