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#1 PDX Twin

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Posted 13 December 2020 - 08:31 PM

Just saw in the New York Times that Cleveland is dropping the Indians moniker. 

 

https://www.nytimes....ame-change.html

 

No word about to what they might change. Wind Surge seems to already be taken. :)

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Posted 13 December 2020 - 08:33 PM

The Cleveland Baseball Team.....

 


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Posted 13 December 2020 - 08:39 PM

Cleveland Spiders is the obvious and best choice, imo. Team history and a unique name!
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Posted 13 December 2020 - 08:44 PM

Do a real throwback-style name, to the earliest days: The Clevelands. (Post #2 actually fits in with this just fine.)

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Posted 13 December 2020 - 08:49 PM

The Rockers
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Posted 13 December 2020 - 08:50 PM

A pleasant surprise. I expected them to drag their feet on this for a few years like they did when retiring Wahoo.
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Posted 13 December 2020 - 09:06 PM

From the NYT article:

"One of the people said Cleveland planned to keep the Indians name and uniforms for the 2021 season while working to shift as early as 2022."

 

This to me is a cop-out. They currently have jerseys that have "Cleveland" across the front. I don't see why they can't use those for a year until everything else is put in place.


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Posted 13 December 2020 - 09:11 PM

Wow, this is big news.
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Posted 13 December 2020 - 09:12 PM

I'll echo my comment from the Wind Surge thread, that teams want to come up with names that are literally unique in the sports world. Hence Mighty Mussels, Blue Wahoos, Trash Pandas, and so forth. I just hope it's something that's not too weird.

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Posted 13 December 2020 - 09:14 PM

 

Cleveland Spiders is the obvious and best choice, imo. Team history and a unique name!

Not unique. The University of Richmond teams are the Spiders.

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Posted 14 December 2020 - 08:25 AM

The PC culture wins again....what a shame. I totally get removing the Chief Wahoo logo from their uniforms and signage but there is nothing wrong with the word Indians. It's in no way offensive or degrading like the Washington Redskins name was.

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Posted 14 December 2020 - 08:47 AM

The PC culture wins again....what a shame. I totally get removing the Chief Wahoo logo from their uniforms and signage but there is nothing wrong with the word Indians. It's in no way offensive or degrading like the Washington Redskins name was.

I’ve heard that too, can’t remember where, but if changing their name was the best way to disassociate from the mascot, then it seems pretty straightforward.

I thought they should have done it after 2016, the year they nearly won the series, myself. Might have been easier on some of the fans to do it in a feel good moment.
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Posted 14 December 2020 - 08:48 AM

 

The Rockers

I like this. Go the opposite direction of the norm. You think Indians is offensive? Fine, we'll double down. John Rocker is our new mascot.

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Posted 14 December 2020 - 08:57 AM

 

From the NYT article:

"One of the people said Cleveland planned to keep the Indians name and uniforms for the 2021 season while working to shift as early as 2022."

 

This to me is a cop-out. They currently have jerseys that have "Cleveland" across the front. I don't see why they can't use those for a year until everything else is put in place.

 

Aren't the ones with Cleveland the gray, away jerseys? I think most teams wear the nickname at home and the city away.

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Posted 14 December 2020 - 08:58 AM

 

The PC culture wins again....what a shame. I totally get removing the Chief Wahoo logo from their uniforms and signage but there is nothing wrong with the word Indians. It's in no way offensive or degrading like the Washington Redskins name was.

 

And, of course, "Vikings" is offensive and must go, to say nothing of the "Fighting Irish."

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Posted 14 December 2020 - 09:03 AM

Lebron is from Cleveland. They could be the ‘Bronnies’. Or maybe the Lakers. Or just maybe the ‘Edmund Fitzgerald’s’ finally make it to Cleveland.

They could be the Cleveland Dockers. Or maybe Steamers. So many options.


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Posted 14 December 2020 - 09:24 AM

Cleveland Flats - if you have ever partied in the part of Cleveland called the Flats you would understand. Caveat: I haven't been there in many years so it could all be gone now.


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Posted 14 December 2020 - 09:26 AM

Good for them. Hopefully Atlanta follows suit someday.

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Posted 14 December 2020 - 09:29 AM

The Cleveland Culture Kings.

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Posted 14 December 2020 - 09:41 AM

This news made me surprisingly happy. Good for them. I like the Spiders but I doubt that happens.