It’s always funny to refer to the team formerly known as the Redskins as the Washington Football Team, and unless they can come up with something better, Northeast Ohioans might soon be rooting for the Cleveland Baseball Team, after the New York Times reported that the team is dropping the name “Indians.”
Breaking: The Cleveland Indians will be dropping their nickname, sources told ESPN's Jeff Passan, confirming a report by The New York Times. pic.twitter.com/PafAhvgDN7
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) December 14, 2020
As you can see in that photo, the team formerly known as the Indians swapped out the “Chief Wahoo” logo on their uniforms in 2018 for that letter C. Protests against the team name have been small, but back in 2017, a Canadian court had the task of deciding if the team’s jerseys were too offensive to let them play in Toronto.
People have been coming up with plenty of new names for the team that will probably still offend someone, somewhere.
Cleveland Baseball Team
— SGA SZN ?⚡️ (@ShaiDay23) December 14, 2020
Bring back the Spiders?
Make it happen… pic.twitter.com/X93ubzb9E0
— Alex Feuz (@AlexFeuz) December 14, 2020
Cleveland Steamers is RIGHT THERE
— Scrooge McRed (@_rightsaid_red) December 14, 2020
Gotta go Cleveland Steamers!!
— Ryan Thurn (@RyanThurn) December 14, 2020
He/hims. Make it happen.
— Sordi ? (@FinsOrDie) December 14, 2020
— Andre Lower (@baseballbyposit) December 14, 2020
We’re kind of partial to just the Cleveland Rocks.
Bring on the “Rocks”
— David Blanks (@zeppelindave) December 14, 2020
Change it to the Cleveland Wild Things: pic.twitter.com/jLdQxSRfVz
— lsutigerzfan (@lsutigerzfan) December 14, 2020
UPDATE: They have officially decided on the new name the Cleveland Liz Warrens.
— Love Truth Faith ❤️ (@LoveTruthFaith) December 14, 2020
The Cuyahoga RiverDragons
— Coach Bean Baldwin (@BJBaldwin15) December 14, 2020
Whoa. What's a better name, @estheria? Cleveland Mayflies?
— Chris Cwiak (@ChrisCwiak) December 14, 2020
My vote is for the Cleveland Garys.
— Mark Russell (@Manruss) December 14, 2020
— Mark R. Martell, PhD (@MarkRMartell) December 14, 2020
1. The Cleveland Eries
2. The Cleveland Fighting Walleye
3. The Cleveland Industrial Hammers
4. The Cleveland Rusty Dogs
— Joe Brickman (@JBricks5) December 14, 2020
Eries isn’t going to fly, as the Erie were a Native American tribe. Better rename the Pennsylvania city too.
Cleveland Baseball Team or nothing
— Kevin 0'Neill (@kevinoneill21) December 14, 2020
The Cleveland… You know… The thing.
— Dr. President-elect Redcloak the Unruly (@BrewingAle) December 14, 2020
And yes, as people are noting, The Cleveland Baseball Team’s home is Progressive Field.
Kansas City “Football Team” coming soon!
— Lee John (@Mandavo) December 14, 2020
Canadian court considering whether Cleveland Indians' jerseys are too offensive for Toronto https://t.co/ZikIu5XKZ9
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