Yes. It’s time. There’s never been a more opportune moment for a franchise in any sport to scuttle a nickname with — real or perceived, overt or subtle — racist aspects. On this blog six years ago, I recommended that Cleveland drop the Chief Wahoo mascot, which the team eventually did from their uniforms but […]Read More Tangled web: Should the Indians rename themselves?
June was a good baseball month for me: Not only did I get to take in my first game at Pittsburgh, but on a trip back to my hometown of Cleveland I visited the old location of League Park. The park was the full-time or part-time home of Cleveland professional baseball [go ahead, insert your […]Read More Cleveland’s League Park: A gem restored
[picapp align=”left” wrap=”true” link=”term=satchel+paige&iid=6251079″ src=”e/8/0/f/Feller__Paige_0079.jpg?adImageId=9058614&imageId=6251079″ width=”234″ height=”351″ /] It’s the middle of the winter, roughly midway from the World Series to the opening of spring training, and I need some baseball inspiration. I found it in this photo of Bob Feller and Satchel Paige, from Oct. 15, 1946. Feller led an All-Star team of American […]Read More Don’t look back