Politics Cleveland Indians name change to Guardians profoundly stupid, unnecessary
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"Can anybody believe that the Cleveland Indians, a storied and cherished baseball franchise since taking the name in 1915, are changing their name to the Guardians? Such a disgrace, and I guarantee that the people who are most angry about it are the many Indians of our Country. Wouldn't it be an honor to have a team named the Cleveland Indians, and wouldn't it be disrespectful to rip that name and logo off of those jerseys? The people of Cleveland cannot be thrilled and I, as a FORMER baseball fan, cannot believe things such as this are happening. A small group of people, with absolutely crazy ideas and policies, is forcing these changes to destroy our culture and heritage. At some point, the people will not take it anymore!"
New name for Cleveland Indians officially revealed
The Cleveland Indians have officially revealed what the franchise’s new nickname will be. The wait is over, we finally know what the Cleveland Indians will be rebranded as at the start of the next season. New name for Cleveland Indians revealed The Cleveland franchise officially rebranded itself on Friday, revealing that the new team name will be the Cleveland Guardians. Together, we are all… pic.twitter.com/R5FnT4kv1I — Cleveland Indians (@Indians) July 23, 2021 It was rather hilarious timing for a club that simply refused to change its racist name for years, even after the backlash had grown exponentially.
That's former President Trump - who's attended his share of New York Yankees games - sounding off in a statement on the Cleveland baseball franchise's decision to drop Indians as its name and replace it with Guardians.
Has a name change ever been so unpopular with the public? Conservative, independent, liberal, libertarian, apolitical - doesn't matter. Almost everyone on the planet outside of Cleveland's crack marketing and branding executives seems to loathe the new name. Well, except for the woke White House, which said it "certainly supports" the name change.
WH press sec. Psaki: "We certainly support" Cleveland's baseball team changing its name to "Guardians."
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"We may be on the other side of the former president on that front, I would guess. I haven't seen his tweet -- or however he's communicating these days."- CBS News (@CBSNews)
Social media shows a much different reaction.
And just like that, the Indians adopt the dumbest, most pointless name in major professional sports- Rich Lowry (@RichLowry)
Cleveland Indians Change Name To 'Cleveland Genderless Sports Players With No Discernable Racial Features Or Specific Ethnic Background'- The Babylon Bee (@TheBabylonBee)
The Cleveland Guardians sounds like a crappy indoor soccer team no one watches.- Tim Young (@TimRunsHisMouth)
I'm so sick of watching everyone cave to this crybaby generation. So disgraceful. This isn't woke....it's a lack of balls. No fight in anyone anymore! Sad.
Right-wingers really seem to care about the Cleveland Indians all of a sudden following name change
Many of the people most angry about the change have no apparent ties to either the city or the team — who decried the club's decision almost unanimously. "And just like that, the Indians adopt the dumbest, most pointless name in major professional sports," Rich Lowry, the editor of conservative publication The National Review, wrote on Twitter. And just like that, the Indians adopt the dumbest, most pointless name in major professional sports https://t.co/r3W5UycoNV— Rich Lowry (@RichLowry) July 23, 2021 "Why does MLB hate Indians?" asked Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas.- Aubrey Huff (@aubrey_huff)
The Guardians derive from the city's Guardians of Traffic and Guardians of Transportation, eight statues that stand on four pylons on either side of Cleveland's Hope Memorial Bridge connecting the eastern and western parts of the city.
OK, so while there's a connection to the city, the name is still cumbersome and awkward.
So do fans in Cleveland like it? Well, if polling is any indication, that's a fat no. WKYC-TV, an NBC affiliate, found that 27.7 percent of respondents love the name Cleveland Spiders, which finished first in the poll. (No surprise there: The Spiders were a professional baseball team in Cleveland in the late 1800s.) Coming in second was the name Cleveland Rockers, which would have celebrated the city being host to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Guardians finished third with 15.5 percent of the vote, just ahead of some stiff competition from the Cleveland Baseball Team.
A 2016 Washington Post poll showed that 9 out of 10 Native Americans had no problem with the Washington Redskins as a team name. The NFL franchise has since dropped Redskins from its name, of course, and is currently the Washington Football Team.
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A 2019 poll, also from the Post, found that Native Americans picked the word "proud" first regarding the Redskins team name. Overall, across the country, just 29 percent favored changing the Redskins name.
Cleveland's name change follows Major League Baseball and its commissioner, Rob Manfred, panicking and packing up the All-Star Game from Atlanta and moving it to Denver. Wokeness was the driver of that decision because Manfred bought into the fact-checked lie from President Biden that Georgia's voting law prevented working people from voting before their shifts were done by ending voting hours early.
"Biden falsely claims the new Georgia law 'ends voting hours early'" -
Meanwhile, businesses in Georgia, already crippled by the pandemic,collectively in tourism-related business when the All-Star Game was moved out of state. Cobb County is a majority Black community, while Denver is Colorado's snow-capped mountains.
Result? MLB's All-Star Game, which featured one of the most exciting lineups in years, barely beat the lowest-rated game of all time in 2019,
So now Cleveland changes from a team name that has existed for the past 96 years. There wasn't exactly anything resembling a clamor for this, but that's 2021 for you: The year of the name change. In San Francisco, the school board voted 6-1 to remove all school names with George Washington and Abraham Lincoln in them. Fortunately, the board hasn't yet followed through,.
And if you think political correctness and wokeness are things that only the right is aggrieved about, just listen to Bill Maher and James Carville, two guys who won't be invited to the Conservative Political Action Conference anytime soon.
From, in March: "We [the U.S] see a problem and we ignore it, lie about it, fight about it, endlessly litigate it, sunset-clause it, kick it down the road and then write a bill where a half-assed solution doesn't kick in for 10 years. China sees a problem and they fix it. They build a dam; we debate what to rename it."
And from, this month: "People are way more interested in their lives and how to improve them than they are in somebody else's pronouns."
So, the woke mob takes another scalp, so to speak. And Cleveland gets the Guardians.
Joe Concha is a media and politics columnist for The Hill.
Cleveland Indians' Name Change Isn't About Protecting Native Americans | Opinion .
All Americans should get to learn the history our nation's original inhabitants. And if that were the real goal, the MLB would maybe do something to promote it. It could starting by paying its commissioner a little less than $11 million, perhaps, to publish some books and documentaries. But we know it won't do that, because education is not the real goal behind Cleveland's name change. The goal is moral superiority. People who want to change names are good, and people who just want to drink a beer, eat a hot dog and cheer for the Indians are bad. When you concede moral high ground to the woke, the demands do not stop.