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Cleveland Indians controversy

Throughout the years there has been a constant outrage regarding the Cleveland Indians’ logo, because many people believe for the logo to be racist and outdated. The logo known as chief wahoo, as well as the branding of other professional sports teams, such as the Washington Redskins, have brought up uncomfortable conversations about whether certain names and logos are appropriate in the modern era.

Recently, after taking no action in doing anything about the logo, the Indians administration announced that they would be retiring Chief Wahoo.

Andrew Piseno, a baseball varsity pitcher said, “ the logo is going to be different, but it’s for the better.” Paul Dolan, the owner of the Cleveland Indians, felt that longtime fans would be unsupportive of the decision, as many are attached due to the long-standing history that the logo has been associated with the Indians organization.

However, Dolan is in agreement with the decision of Major League Baseball. The Indians have been cooperative with Major League Baseball, as the organization understands that the logo is considered by many to be offensive.

By 2019, the logo will officially be retired and replaced with a simple capital C. Many are hopeful that this decision by the MLB and the Indians will pave the way for other teams such as the Redskins to do the same.

3 Comments

  • Reply Tony March 22, 2018 at 6:59 pm

    I think about 20 people out of 300,000,000 find the logo “offensive”. Chalk up another one to the PC gang. Pathetic.

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  • Reply Jeffrey Cote-Troupe March 24, 2018 at 2:09 pm

    Excellent, excellent job. As a long time Indians fan who has been supportive of this sort of change, I was happy to see such a well-written article, and I’ll be tweeting it. In our world, we’ve retired hundreds of thousands of words, icons, and expressions which have proven to have no relevance to a better future. I think the Cleveland Indians are making a wise choice here. Keep writing like this and you’ll be relevant to a better future, as well.

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  • Reply Jeffrey Cote-Troupe March 24, 2018 at 2:14 pm

    More accurately, keep writing like this and your words will make their mark. I assure you that young people like you are all relevant to a better future. Take care.

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