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#21 jud6312

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Posted 14 December 2020 - 10:30 AM

I can't believe people are actually taking issue with them changing their name or chalking it up to "PC culture." Get out of the 1950s - it's actually not that scary here in the present.

 

 

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Posted 14 December 2020 - 12:06 PM

Shakespeare: A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.

 

Indiana Twin: A Cleveland baseball team by any other name still stinks. 

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Posted 14 December 2020 - 12:37 PM

Steamers. 

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Posted 14 December 2020 - 12:56 PM

Has Cleveland's ownership group committed to staying in Cleveland? Sounds like an opportunity to relocate, IMO. Name change, slashing payroll, and losing their star player Lindor. We could be seeing the plot of Major League being played out in real life... 

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Posted 14 December 2020 - 01:13 PM

Has Cleveland's ownership group committed to staying in Cleveland? Sounds like an opportunity to relocate, IMO. Name change, slashing payroll, and losing their star player Lindor. We could be seeing the plot of Major League being played out in real life... 

Not sure what purpose the dropping of the Indians name (without a replacement) would serve in that larger ambition.
 

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Posted 14 December 2020 - 01:17 PM

Steamers!


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Posted 14 December 2020 - 01:18 PM

And oversnark apologies to the Pensacola Blue Wahoos, who suggested my name first.


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Posted 14 December 2020 - 01:58 PM

 

Steamers. 

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#29 ScrapTheNickname

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Posted 14 December 2020 - 02:00 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. :)

"Wind Surge" just shows an extreme amount of creativity! It can be done, then. 

 

 


#30 ScrapTheNickname

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Posted 14 December 2020 - 02:00 PM

Personally, I always thought there should be a team called The Blue Sox or the Green Sox. We have the Red and the White Sox. Why not the Blue Sox? This country, in this time of crisis, needs to come together around red, white, and blue collared athletic socks! Make it happen, Cleveland!

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#31 ScrapTheNickname

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Posted 14 December 2020 - 02:05 PM

 

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

I also wondered recently about the Fighting Irish, so I looked it up. Cutting to the chase, it was an abusive term used against them which they themselves began to use in their own favor. It would be like a team of American Indians who had Redskins!" and "Indians!" yelled them, and then who used that name for their own advantage. Cleveland, Atlanta, DC ... those were never Indian-owned, operated teams. Here's an article that explains why Notre Dame is fine with their moniker. https://www.irishcen...10598-237740101

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Posted 14 December 2020 - 02:05 PM

A friend said he heard Buckeyes suggested, which could be cool since it would honor the city's former Negro League team, except THE OSU would probably object.My friend then offered the Woodies.The first game I ever went to, between Cleveland and Minnesota, Woodie Held played shortstop for Cleveland.Woodie Held is also on my all-name baseball team.The entire team is available upon request.

 

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#33 ScrapTheNickname

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Posted 14 December 2020 - 02:06 PM

 

I can't believe people are actually taking issue with them changing their name or chalking it up to "PC culture." Get out of the 1950s - it's actually not that scary here in the present.

Thank you.

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#34 ScrapTheNickname

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Posted 14 December 2020 - 02:21 PM

 

A friend said he heard Buckeyes suggested, which could be cool since it would honor the city's former Negro League team, except THE OSU would probably object.My friend then offered the Woodies.The first game I ever went to, between Cleveland and Minnesota, Woodie Held played shortstop for Cleveland.Woodie Held is also on my all-name baseball team.The entire team is available upon request.

Buckeyes sounds great.


#35 Hosken Bombo Disco

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Posted 14 December 2020 - 02:49 PM

Personally, I always thought there should be a team called The Blue Sox or the Green Sox. We have the Red and the White Sox. Why not the Blue Sox? This country, in this time of crisis, needs to come together around red, white, and blue collared athletic socks! Make it happen, Cleveland!

There could definitely be a tie-in with the sock theme. a Penobscot, with the name Louis Sockalexis, played for the early Cleveland teams back around 1900 before they were known as the Indians.

Here’s Joe Posnanski writing in 2014: https://mlb.nbcsport...s-and-the-name/
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Posted 14 December 2020 - 03:36 PM

 

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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#37 Craig Arko

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Posted 14 December 2020 - 05:26 PM

The Cleveland Suckage; it just slides off the tongue.

Update your priors.


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Posted 14 December 2020 - 07:58 PM

 

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

I'm pretty sure they have navy Cleveland jerseys.


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Posted 14 December 2020 - 08:20 PM

Has Cleveland's ownership group committed to staying in Cleveland? Sounds like an opportunity to relocate, IMO. Name change, slashing payroll, and losing their star player Lindor. We could be seeing the plot of Major League being played out in real life...


While I don't feel the Cleveland ownership is looking to pull a "Major League" franchise move, I thought I heard that a recent FO hiring by another team...might have been Donbrowski but not sure...had been working with a group to get a MLB franchise for Nashville.
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Posted 15 December 2020 - 12:09 PM

The american bullfrog was made the ohio state frog in 2010.

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