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CLEVELAND, Ohio – The Cleveland Guardians?

A new name for the Indians shouldn’t be a surprise to most fans. The owners of the Tribe – my favorite name for the team for many years – were not about to pick any name that would offend any significant interest group.

Of course, fans of keeping the Indians called the Indians will say, “Don’t we count?” The answer in this political climate is – No. Just as they weren’t about to pick Tribe because of its association with Indians.
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Re: The Cleveland Guardians? The team settled for safe and boring
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2021, 04:57:03 PM »
Racism solved!!!
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Re: The Cleveland Guardians? The team settled for safe and boring
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2021, 05:01:20 PM »
Okay.  I'll ask it...  What are they guardians of?

Mediocre professional-sports performances? 

It's an uninspiring adventure in non risk-taking.  I was hoping for a logically-cool nickname like Sprockets or something. 
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Re: The Cleveland Guardians? The team settled for safe and boring
« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2021, 05:09:58 PM »
Racism solved!!!
Yeah, no shit.

Problem is many DUmmies believe that
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Re: The Cleveland Guardians? The team settled for safe and boring
« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2021, 05:13:11 PM »


It's an uninspiring adventure in non risk-taking.  I was hoping for a logically-cool nickname like Sprockets or something.
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Re: The Cleveland Guardians? The team settled for safe and boring
« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2021, 06:42:17 PM »
Yeah, no shit.

Problem is many DUmmies believe that

Banning and burning words and language doesn't solve anything, it only makes sanctimonious guilty white liberals feel better.

For two reasons: one comical and one historical, if the Tribe were going to change their name it should have been the Cleveland Steamers.

Reason #1: Steamships were the cornerstone of industry in Cleveland along Lake Erie (before it kept burning)

Reason #2: Cleveland Steamer is bizarre sexual slang.

Noun. Cleveland steamer (plural Cleveland steamers) (slang) A sexual act involving defecating on someone's chest, then sitting in it and rolling back and forth like a steamroller.
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Re: The Cleveland Guardians? The team settled for safe and boring
« Reply #6 on: July 23, 2021, 06:56:37 PM »

Reason #2: Cleveland Steamer is bizarre sexual slang.

Noun. Cleveland steamer (plural Cleveland steamers) (slang) A sexual act involving defecating on someone's chest, then sitting in it and rolling back and forth like a steamroller.

Well then, steamers it is!
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Re: The Cleveland Guardians? The team settled for safe and boring
« Reply #7 on: July 23, 2021, 08:17:59 PM »
Even when I lived in the Cleveland area (Mentor), I didn't give a shit.

Now?

I give less of a shit. Maybe a fart, but that's it.
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Re: The Cleveland Guardians? The team settled for safe and boring
« Reply #8 on: July 23, 2021, 09:05:56 PM »
Now to get rid of the name Cleveland Browns. We all know it’s derived from the last name of the first coach and co-founder of the team, but it could be mistaken as referring to brown skin color, and is therefore racist.

Also, Cavaliers is suspicious. I’m not sure how, but since Cleveland already has shown itself to coddle two racist pro team names, this one is probably some type of racist dog whistle.

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Re: The Cleveland Guardians? The team settled for safe and boring
« Reply #9 on: July 24, 2021, 07:41:43 AM »
Now to get rid of the name Cleveland Browns. We all know it’s derived from the last name of the first coach and co-founder of the team, but it could be mistaken as referring to brown skin color, and is therefore racist.

Also, Cavaliers is suspicious. I’m not sure how, but since Cleveland already has shown itself to coddle two racist pro team names, this one is probably some type of racist dog whistle.

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Think the Browns can skate by, considering one of the best NFL players of all time was a Cleveland Brown, whose name conveniently enough is Jim Brown.  Although he triggers leftists because he leans conservative.
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Re: The Cleveland Guardians? The team settled for safe and boring
« Reply #11 on: July 24, 2021, 10:00:02 AM »
Unemployment Up 800% Among Ethnic Mascots



U.S.—The new unemployment numbers are out, and they're pretty discouraging: among ethnic mascots of baseball teams and corporate brands, unemployment has skyrocketed 800% in the past year.

"These are troubling signs for the BIPOC mascot community," said leading economist Dr. Matais Zendejas. "We had made so much progress, with mascots of all ethnicities being welcomed by the American public. But now it seems they are being fired at record rates, with the mascots and brand icons being replaced by genderless, white, inoffensive mascots, or else by nothing at all."

"It's really not a good time to be a mascot of color. The unemployment crisis is affecting mascots of color disproportionately. It's racism, plain and simple."

According to one source, the Land O'Lakes Native American girl, once a shining star of the margarine world, has been reduced to asking for change outside a Whataburger in Texas. "Yeah, me and Apu here take turns working the corner," she said, munching on some fries a compassionate customer had given her. "It ain't much, but it pays the bills. Well, actually, it doesn't. But I don't have many bills, because I'm homeless now."

Having fallen on hard times, Chief Wahoo, formerly of the Cleveland Indians, managed to find work singing old Sinatra tunes for tips at a local casino.

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Re: The Cleveland Guardians? The team settled for safe and boring
« Reply #12 on: July 24, 2021, 12:40:44 PM »
Okay.  I'll ask it...  What are they guardians of?

Social justice? They're certainly not guardians of good baseball.
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Re: The Cleveland Guardians? The team settled for safe and boring
« Reply #13 on: July 24, 2021, 03:00:25 PM »
Social justice? They're certainly not guardians of good baseball.

Without having won a World Series title since 1948 doesn't mean they're not entertaining and good at times.  They lost to the Cubs in the 2016 World Series in 7 games.  But they've always been beloved in Cleveland, similar to the Browns as historic franchises in their respective sports.

Wondering if the movie "Major League" will be banned from future airings on TV.  It featured a lackluster Indians team and prominently showed Chief Wahoo, which had been their primary marketing symbol for 50+ years.
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Re: The Cleveland Guardians? The team settled for safe and boring
« Reply #14 on: July 24, 2021, 06:52:06 PM »
Just ordered my Cleveland Indians cap today.

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« Reply #15 on: July 24, 2021, 07:21:38 PM »
Mercy!  What ultra "woke" foolishness!

I am not much of a football fan  ...

Except to see them in a huddle with their cheeky little buns in those tight pants they they wear.  (huge, but true blush!)

But ...

Leave the team name alone for crying out loud!! They have been called that since 1931. (I looked it up)   :)

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« Reply #16 on: July 24, 2021, 07:45:53 PM »
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Hell's bells!  I beat you all to it!

I know, I know!  I do!  I do!

I was *mistaken* , they are baseball players!  Mr. ABC corrected me!



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Re: The Cleveland Guardians? The team settled for safe and boring
« Reply #17 on: July 24, 2021, 08:34:57 PM »
Without having won a World Series title since 1948 doesn't mean they're not entertaining and good at times.  They lost to the Cubs in the 2016 World Series in 7 games.  But they've always been beloved in Cleveland, similar to the Browns as historic franchises in their respective sports.

I wonder how much of that support will go away with the name change and new found wokeness of the Indians.
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Re: The Cleveland Guardians? The team settled for safe and boring
« Reply #18 on: July 24, 2021, 08:35:24 PM »
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Hell's bells!  I beat you all to it!

I know, I know!  I do!  I do!

I was *mistaken* , they are baseball players!  Mr. ABC corrected me!

That's OK, ABC. You could probably talk for an hour about cricket and most of us - me included - could do little more than listen. I have no clue about cricket. Soccer or football as you call it, doesn't trip my trigger either. Especially when we're talking about purple-haired wackos that are attempting to tell the world how woke they are.
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« Reply #19 on: July 24, 2021, 09:04:48 PM »
That's OK, ABC. You could probably talk for an hour about cricket and most of us - me included - could do little more than listen. I have no clue about cricket. Soccer or football as you call it, doesn't trip my trigger either. Especially when we're talking about purple-haired wackos that are attempting to tell the world how woke they are.

I used to watch a bunch of cricket when I was in Doha Kuwait.  Never did understand it.
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« Reply #20 on: July 26, 2021, 02:22:21 PM »
I like "Cleveland Perogies".
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« Reply #21 on: July 26, 2021, 03:03:15 PM »
I like "Cleveland Perogies".

Yep, that'll work. With a mascot dressed up like a gaseous beer fart.
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« Reply #22 on: July 26, 2021, 03:09:17 PM »
Not the Bee?  If not, then won't Disney/Marvel sue?
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Re: The Cleveland Guardians? The team settled for safe and boring
« Reply #23 on: July 26, 2021, 08:07:22 PM »
Not the Bee?  If not, then won't Disney/Marvel sue?

Only if they're guarding a galaxy.
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« Reply #24 on: July 27, 2021, 12:03:25 PM »
Not the Bee?  If not, then won't Disney/Marvel sue?

Cleveland Guardians’ name change hits potential roller derby snag

The newly renamed Cleveland Guardians aren’t the only Guardians in town.

When the Cleveland Indians announced their name change last week, the move was met with a mixed reaction among baseball fans. It also raised a red flag with a local roller derby team named the… Cleveland Guardians.

That could spell trouble for the baseball club, as their neighbors on skates are the owners of the clevelandguardians.com domain, as well as social media monikers it might be interested in — @ClevelandGuardians on Instagram and Facebook.

Using @Guardians is not an option either, as the handle is owned by Disney and its “Guardians of the Galaxy” franchise.

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