Re: The Origins of All 30 MLB Team Names
Originally Posted by RichRed
The Bullets nickname has never been more apropos.
I thought the Cleveland team was originally called the Spiders but changed the name to Indians in honor of Native American player Louis Sockalexis. Pretty sure that's what I read in Ken Burns' "Baseball" book anyway.
The Sockalexis myth gets dug up every time Native Americans come to Cleveland to protest the Indians name and, more specifically, the Chief Wahoo logo. Tribe fans like to cling to the myth as a justification for their argument that they are "honoring" Native American culture by continuing to use a goofy looking charicature.
Burn down the disco. Hang the blessed DJ. Because the music that he constantly plays, it says nothing to me about my life.