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Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Cleveland Indians new name already taken

 

In announcing the Cleveland Indians will become the Cleveland Guardians, management overlooked one tiny little thing.

There already is a Cleveland Guardians team.

The Cleveland Guardians is a roller derby team. 

The Plain Dealer reported, "A spokesman for the Indians said Monday that the team could not comment on trademark issues or on any dealings with the roller derby Guardians at this time.

"The Cleveland Guardians roller derby team did not respond to requests for comment."

Indians, Guardians. Maybe they can call the team the Custodians. Or the Meridians. Or in tribute to the quality of the teams in the '60s, '70s, and '80s, they can be known as the Comedians. 

Of course, that may apply to the front office now.

However, the Guardians roller derby team seems to have gone out of business a couple of years ago,  and its web site seemed dormant until the new buzz surrounding the baseball team's name change.

Instead of spending so much time worrying about political correctness, the baseball team should have settled this matter before announcing the name change.

From that Ballpark in the Sky, Louis Sockalexis smiles. 

The Deerfoot of the Diamond played outfield for 3 seasons for the Cleveland Spiders, making him the first American Indian to play in the major leagues. In 1915, the Cleveland baseball team decided to become the Indians in his honor.

106 years later, management decided to withdraw the honor. 

Now this.

Hahaha.

66 comments:

  1. Love it. Let's see a lawsuit. And a big discussion of silly semiotics in the legal process that ensues.

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    1. No need. It appears to be an abandoned brand.

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    2. Except that someone still owns the trademark. Those last for years (10-20 if I recall correctly)...sthat someone is due for a large payday!

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    3. We are seeing a hostile takeover of America by democrat terrorists and their master plan is horiffic
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    4. This is what happens when the people making these decisions choose to remain ignorant of their own history and don't know the meaning of the word "honor."

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  2. Land O'Lakes effect get rid of the Indian,keep the land .
    I hope this blows up in their face.
    Personally know a Umatilla lady who's a big Cleveland Indians fan.She was not offended in the slightest.
    Bet she is now...

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    1. Change the name of the roller derby team to the Cleveland Indians. Everybody happy.

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  3. Call them “The BeTles.”

    RocK ‘n Roll, Cleveland!

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  4. The Cleveland Comedians definitely gets my vote. This whole issue has become an outlandish joke.

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  5. Cleveland Mistakian-by-the-Lakians

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  6. Holy Mackle Brothers.

    Talk about the wages of sin.

    And where's Jim Croce when you need him?

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  7. Before my high school became the Greeley Central Wildcats, they were the Spud Diggers. I'll bet that's available now.

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  8. At one time, the New York Giants was the name of both a baseball and a football team. So what's the big deal?

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  9. what's wrong with Cleveland Engines there could be 4 divisions 6 cylinders, 8 & 10 & 12 cylinders

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  10. Cleveland Flames?

    (The city has done a good job turning the tables on the famous river-catching-fire incident in 1968 - there is a "Burning River Brass Ensemble," and one of the local microbreweries has a "Burning River Ale.")

    America's Newspaper of Record has already noted a problem with the new name though: "Cleveland Guardians - Appropriates the culture of the Guardians of the Galaxy, an oppressed group of illegal aliens."

    https://babylonbee.com/news/all-30-mlb-team-names-are-incredibly-racist-heres-whats-wrong-with-each-of-them

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  11. Ohhhhh, the FUN we're having!

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  12. What about the Cleveland Rox?

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  13. Wait Wait. What about all of those folks living between Pakistan and Bangladesh. Are they also now known as Guardians?

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  14. I have to think that both the Indians and MLB Properties took care of copyright and trademark issues and registration before the announcement. I doubt there is a story here.

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    1. Do tell why you have such misplaced confidence.

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  15. They should have renamed the team: "Cleveland Communists". It would have been alliterative, more appropriate, and forecast their deserved destination: a Gulag.

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  16. Marty: Let's...uh talk a little bit about the history of the group.
    I understand Nigel you and David originally started the band
    wuh...back in...when was it...back in 1964?
    David: Well before that we were in different groups, I was in a
    group called The Creatures and w-which was a skiffle group.
    Nigel: I was in Lovely Lads.
    David: Yeah.
    Nigel: And then we looked at each other and says well we might as well
    join up you know and uh....
    David: So we became The Originals.
    Nigel: Right.
    David: And we had to change our name actually....
    Nigel: Well there was, there was another group in the east end called The
    Originals and we had to rename ourselves.
    David: The New Originals.
    Nigel: The New Originals and then, uh, they became....
    David: The Regulars, they changed their name back to The Regulars and
    we thought well, we could go back to The Originals but
    what's the point?
    Nigel: We became The Thamesmen at that point.

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  17. Well, here's another idea - if Houston can have a team called the Texans, what about the Cleveland Ohians?

    Another idea would be one that can be used from elsewhere - like the Vandals (!).

    Or how about the Cornjerkers? (There is - or at least was - a high school team in Illinois by that name. Really.)

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    1. I like that...Cornjerkers, Cornholers, Cornpoppers, CornGFY...We could go on all night. I have time...

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  18. How about the Cleveland NonCincians?

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  19. Cleveland Generic Baseball Team.

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  20. “ In 1915, the Cleveland baseball team decided to become the Indians in his honor.

    106 years later, management decided to withdraw the honor.”

    How much does 2021 management suck given it is clearly more racist than 1915 management?

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  24. I propose the "Cleveland Cleavages"!

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  25. The "Cleveland Rocks".
    All the little chicks
    With their crimson lips
    Go "Cleveland rocks!", "Cleveland rocks!"

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  26. Maybe, if they replaced the headband and feather with a turban...

    Cleveland Flats?

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  27. Most interesting is that Louis Sockalexis, despite being a native American, was not a US citizen.

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    1. Indians were not granted citizenship until 1924. This was why Coolidge wore all those headdresses. The tribes loved him (and Republicans) for granting them citizenship. Senate Majority Leader Charles Curtis pushed this. He was an Indian, and later became the first BIPOC vice president

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  28. Cleveland Aboriginal Tribesmen

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  29. How about just "Cleveland Football Team?" All the NFL teams can be named that way. Of course "Washington" itself is offensive so...

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  30. I think "The Cleveland Capitulators" has a nice ring to it. Their mascot could be a white surrender flag.

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  31. Since they seem to want a new start, how about the Cleveland A nu starts.

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  32. Cleveland... Ladybugs, Salamanders, Bullfrogs, Deers, Racers (all state animals plus insect)

    Cleveland Sloops (state rock and roll song: Hang on Sloopy)

    I like the Sloops

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  34. Louis Sockalexis was born just six years after the Civil War.

    He was a Penobscot brave and natural athlete who could out-run, out-hit and out-field almost anyone.

    For a brief and shining moment, he was one of the best ball-players in the world. He even broke the Color Barrier a half-century before Jackie Robinson.

    Cleveland honored him by naming their team the Indians.

    And now, the White Man has fucked the Red Man out of his legacy again.

    All for self-esteem.

    Ignorant savages.

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    1. Thanks, Jack.

      https://restinthevine.blogspot.com/2021/07/louis-francis-sockalexis-vs-american.html

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  35. They should of chosen Cleveland Diamonds, sounds better and sticks historically.

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  36. Simple, let them have the Indians trademark in exchange. They can make millions selling Indians merch. Like the Redskins, the idiocy of these forced name changes effectively has caused the these teams to give up a likely billion dollars in lifetime trademark value, with no compensation other than pleasing the woke scolds who care nothing about the sport or the supposed people offended by the names.

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  37. The Indians` front office is run by a bunch of incompetents. Maybe some heads will roll after this fiasco. Who knows, perhaps the Indians` name will be restored.

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    1. https://babylonbee.com/news/problem-solved-cleveland-indians-mascot-replaced-by-apu-from-the-simpsons

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  38. How about The Cleveland Mistakes as in The Mistake By The Lake?

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  39. Cleveland Pole Smokers!

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  40. Why not call them the Cleveland Slavers? That should strike fear into their opponents.

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  41. When the European explores found the Americas (the continent) they found ZERO Indians (people from India).
    Instead they found the GENUINE Americans.
    But in order to remove the legal claims of the Native American populations, they purposely mislabeled them as Indians, knowing full well they were not.
    Hint: Europe had been trading with India since the 12th century.

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