Team Nicknames Under Attack

The NFL’s Washington Redskins are under tremendous pressure to change the team’s nickname and you know THAT’S inevitable with that tower of jello Roger Goodell as comish

Now, Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona thinks the MLB team should change its nickname, saying "I think it’s time to move forward." Francona’s comments came two days after the Indians said in a statement that they are, quote, "committed to engaging our community and appropriate stakeholders to determine the best path forward with regard to our team name." The team removed its Chief Wahoo logo from game jerseys and caps last year. The Chief had to go, but the name INDIANS? What’s offensive about that. So it got me looking at all the other MLB team nicknames to see if others will be under such silly scrutiny. Let’s see who is safe first. All the harmless birds…Orioles, Blue Jays, Cardinals and lovable animals and fish, Rays, Marlins, Tigers, Cubs, are safe. The Red Sox, no problem. The WHITE Sox? Uh Oh. The Reds? No reference to Communism there. Just an abbreviation of Red Stockings. The Dodgers? No, not draft dodgers….just named after folks who dodged trolley cards in Brooklyn. The Angels and Athletics are homogenized enough but I see trouble ahead for the Yankees, Braves, Pirates (they weren’t very nice), Rangers, and Padres. Play Ball!

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