In baseball news, the Cleveland Indians have surrendered to Team Social Justice Warrior and will stop using their iconic Chief Wahoo logo on uniforms beginning in the 2019 season.
The dispute is well known. The accusation from the usual suspects was that the logo amounted to cultural appropriation and negative stereotyping, and Indians are people, not mascots, etc..
Even the commissioner of baseball, Rob Manfred, has pressured Cleveland’s CEO, Paul Dolan, to jettison the Wahoo logo.
Yet, one wonders, in making such a whimpering concession to political correctness, have the Cleveland Indians and Major League Baseball painted themselves into a corner?
The impending removal of Chief Wahoo only raises more questions than answers.
Such a shame Indians’ ownership couldn’t emulate a no-surrender approach like that of the RedSkins owner who is vehemently against changing that team’s nickname and logo despite enormous pressure.
But alas, it seems Cleveland is no Washington.