8/5/2021, 6 p.m.
Cleveland, thanks for finally doing the right thing by ditching your city’s Major League Baseball franchise name “The Cleveland Indians” at the end of the 2021 MLB season.
Yes, the name “Indians” was racist as all get out, and Cleveland’s recently retired team logo of “Chief Wahoo” was even more ridiculously reprehensible than the team’s soon-to-be former moniker.
But who doesn’t love the possibility of redemption for longtime losers and ultimate underdogs like Cleveland itself?
If there is one thing that Cleveland’s MLB franchise has been consistent at since the era of World War II, it’s that Cleveland couldn’t win the World Series, except for in 1948. Maybe a new team name is just what Cleveland baseball needs.
Cleveland’s new MLB team name, the “Cleveland Guardians,” will debut in 2022. Perhaps Atlanta will follow suit and drop their MLB franchise’s name, the “Atlanta Braves,” before next season.