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Cleveland Indians Changing Primary Logo From Chief Wahoo to ‘Block C’
http://nesn.com/ ^ | 01/09/2014 | Ricky Doyle

Posted on 01/09/2014 7:57:20 AM PST by massmike

The Cleveland Indians are changing their primary logo from the traditional Chief Wahoo to the far less polarizing “Block C,” according to Uni Watch’s Paul Lukas.

There won’t be any changes to the Indians’ uniforms, and the Chief Wahoo logo will still appear on the club’s home cap and sleeves.

Fans probably won’t notice too much of a difference — at least next season — in the wake of this change. There will be less of Chief Wahoo and more of the “Block C,” but Chief Wahoo will still be kicking around.

Chief Wahoo has been the club’s primary logo since the 1940s.

Cleveland’s logo change is noteworthy, though. While Chief Wahoo is revered by many Indians fans, others feel that it is racist toward Native Americans. It now appears that the organization is trying to de-emphasize the Chief Wahoo logo, although the club has never admitted such.


TOPICS: Sports
KEYWORDS: clevelandindians; communistgoals; oh; ohio; orwelliannightmare; politicalcorrectness; revisionisthistory

1 posted on 01/09/2014 7:57:20 AM PST by massmike
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To: massmike

They should change it to a block B.


2 posted on 01/09/2014 7:59:25 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: massmike

I’m so glad that the very worst problem facing professional sports teams in Cleveland has been solved.


3 posted on 01/09/2014 8:00:35 AM PST by grania
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To: massmike

PC Minority win again.

One logo at a time.
One sport at a time.

They are patient.


4 posted on 01/09/2014 8:00:47 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: massmike

Fine.

I will call them the Cleveland “Carbons” then.


5 posted on 01/09/2014 8:06:11 AM PST by kidd
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To: TomGuy

Good thing I still have a hat with the old logo. Go Tribe!


6 posted on 01/09/2014 8:06:22 AM PST by VA_Gentleman ("Poor Al Gore. Global warming completely debunked via the very internet you invented." -Jon Stewart)
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To: massmike; Revolting cat!; GeronL
They could always add a nice hammer and star to that red sickle.
7 posted on 01/09/2014 8:07:07 AM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: TomGuy

It wasn’t enough to tear down the stadiums of America’s traditions and passtimes. The history books must be rewritten as well.


8 posted on 01/09/2014 8:08:06 AM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: massmike

I’m a Sioux Indian and have several old friends who grew up on the reservation (I didn’t.) They told me once when this logo controversy first came up that when they were growing up on the rez, one of the kids had a Cleveland Indians baseball cap that they used to take turns wearing because they all thought it was so cool.

They didn’t know that they were supposed to be offended I guess.


9 posted on 01/09/2014 8:09:43 AM PST by MNnice
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To: massmike

Good thing they don’t play in INDIAN-apolis.


10 posted on 01/09/2014 8:10:11 AM PST by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: massmike

oh the big Red C is just PERFECT!

C for CAKE...as in let em Eat Cake.


11 posted on 01/09/2014 8:11:05 AM PST by MeshugeMikey ( a Safe..and Sane....2014 To All!)
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To: massmike

Amazes me that all of this sensitivity toward the Native Americans comes after we almost exterminated the species.


12 posted on 01/09/2014 8:11:57 AM PST by vetvetdoug
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To: massmike
Gee, that's fun.

I still miss the old Massachusetts Turnpike logo.

Look at the new PC version. The fun police are keeping busy.


13 posted on 01/09/2014 8:13:24 AM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: a fool in paradise

Ministry of Truth — its purpose is to rewrite history to change facts to fit Party doctrine for propaganda effect.

[from 1984, George Orwell]


14 posted on 01/09/2014 8:13:25 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: MNnice

I hear of the same thing on the reservations here in ND; the most popular sports attire is UND Fighting Sioux.


15 posted on 01/09/2014 8:13:32 AM PST by GOP_Party_Animal
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To: massmike

That should be Block PC.


16 posted on 01/09/2014 8:15:58 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: MNnice
Back in the early 90's, when the Tribe was the three legged dog of the American League and I was living in Europe, I wore a Chief Wahoo cap all the time. Definitely a conversation starter and especially with Ohioans I met. The Cleveland TV sport news used to show him with a couple teeth missing after the team had been bashed in that day's game.

PS: Cherokee and Delaware (Lanape) ancestry. If anything doing this will make the Chief Wahoo logo caps more popular than ever.

17 posted on 01/09/2014 8:24:48 AM PST by katana (Just my opinions)
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To: massmike

Yes, this is sure to improve their play.


18 posted on 01/09/2014 8:25:11 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: Cyber Liberty

Indians facebook group still has Wahoo in upper left corner as part of a logo for Tribe Fest Sponsored by Key Bank. Also in lower right corner above a logo for INDIANS.COM though the C is highighted in red.
One comment: “We’re also ready for Chief Wahoo stay a part of the Cleveland Indians indefinitely”


19 posted on 01/09/2014 8:28:01 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: massmike
What is the prison sentence for public displays like this?


20 posted on 01/09/2014 8:30:44 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: TomGuy



21 posted on 01/09/2014 8:33:06 AM PST by MeshugeMikey ( a Safe..and Sane....2014 To All!)
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To: a fool in paradise
done.....


22 posted on 01/09/2014 8:34:12 AM PST by MeshugeMikey ( a Safe..and Sane....2014 To All!)
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To: massmike
Sports logos have become very bland.

Example

Past

Current


23 posted on 01/09/2014 8:35:28 AM PST by Harmless Teddy Bear (Proud Infidel, Gun Nut, Religious Fanatic and Freedom Fiend)
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To: MNnice

Went to an Cleveland vs Angels game once and the most outlandish Indian gear was worn by real indians. What a hoot!


24 posted on 01/09/2014 8:37:07 AM PST by onedoug
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To: massmike
Odd that the Pirates did the same thing yesterday. From Bucs Dugout:

The Pirates will no longer use a cartoon Pirate as their primary logo, and will replace it with their familiar gold "P." The old Pirate will still be featured on the sleeves of uniforms, but most items available for sale will feature the P and not the picture of the Pirate.

I suspect some kind of league policy about using letter logos as the primary, since the Pirate image logo is presumably non-controversial. Any other teams make similar moves?

25 posted on 01/09/2014 8:43:03 AM PST by Lisbon1940
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To: massmike
"C" stands for CORRECT!

Next up, I am an animal rights minority group and I am offended by Bears, Panthers, Rams, Lions, Cubs and Tigers. BAN THESE OFFENSIVE NAMES!!

26 posted on 01/09/2014 8:43:45 AM PST by atc23 (The Confederacy was the single greatest conservative resistance to federal authority ever.)
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To: Harmless Teddy Bear
Sports logos have become very bland.

It is hard to watch Art Evans' great logos be replaced by bland committee/agency crap.

Mr. niteowl77

27 posted on 01/09/2014 8:46:58 AM PST by niteowl77 (Establishment Republicans: too cowardly to fight their enemies, brave enough to beat their friends.)
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To: massmike

Wrong Answer!!!

Give the leftists nothing, ever.

The leftists aren’t interested in eliminating racist symbols.

The leftists are interested solely in controlling YOU (yes, you, personally) in every asped of your lives, great and small.


28 posted on 01/09/2014 8:49:58 AM PST by NorthMountain
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To: Harmless Teddy Bear

We lived in San Diego in the early 70s and went to the Padres games all the time, back when they were perennial losers.

Did they change the logo because Franciscans complained, or was it atheists?


29 posted on 01/09/2014 8:51:22 AM PST by Tax-chick (Tell the mad chameleon he's not welcome anymore.)
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To: massmike

I guess the upside to this is the bootleggers can infringe to their hearts content.


30 posted on 01/09/2014 8:51:46 AM PST by moehoward
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To: TomGuy; All

BINGO!!!!!!! We have a winner.


31 posted on 01/09/2014 8:58:07 AM PST by prof.h.mandingo (Buck v. Bell (1927) An idea whose time has come (for extreme liberalism))
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To: massmike
I will never give up my Chief Wahoo hat, or window cling on my car. PC be damned!

Chief Wahoo photo Wahoo_zps834a3e8b.jpg

32 posted on 01/09/2014 9:03:10 AM PST by henkster (Communists never negotiate.)
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To: massmike

I guess this means they’re going to have to disappear all those copies of the movie “Major League” and “Major League II” in the same manner other PC offenders have been sent to the gulag. Examples would include “Song of the South,” “Hekyll and Jeckel,” and multiple WW2 vintage Warner Bros. and Disney cartoon.


33 posted on 01/09/2014 9:28:54 AM PST by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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To: Harmless Teddy Bear
I once told a colleague at work that I always wanted a San Diego padres cap because my initials are "SD" and since that's the logo on their caps it would be like having my own monogrammed cap. He told me in the Navy he was involved with youth groups and took them to many Padres games and had a closet full of Padres caps and offered to bring one in. The next day he did.

In all it's glory the logo read "PADRES!"

34 posted on 01/09/2014 9:32:26 AM PST by pepsi_junkie (Who is John Galt?)
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To: massmike

WHen I read the headline, I thought of “Cell Block C”. Don’t know why.


35 posted on 01/09/2014 9:40:13 AM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: kidd

Cleveland Caucasians!


36 posted on 01/09/2014 9:50:38 AM PST by ro_dreaming (Chesterton, 'Christianity has not been tried and found wanting. ItÂ’s been found hard and not tried')
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To: MNnice
MiQ'Maw/Inuit here, and I agree with you!

I don't get offended at the Eskimo Pie Logo either! LOL!:


37 posted on 01/09/2014 9:54:28 AM PST by left that other site
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To: ro_dreaming

ok, I like yours better.

The “C” stands for caucasians.


38 posted on 01/09/2014 9:56:24 AM PST by kidd
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To: massmike

The school I attended from 1966 to 1974 had a similar mascot and we were even called the “Cherokee Injuns” - no attempt at political correctness there. I felt a little silly wearing the football uniform (which featured the mascot on the front of the jersey) - but have never figured out how come - if this is so offensive - why are tribal Viking cartoon mascots completely fine, and all of Scandinavia isn’t in an uproar about it? So trivial!


39 posted on 01/09/2014 9:58:44 AM PST by februus
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To: T-Bird45

Don’t forget Dumbo.

Politically Incorrect all the way through, from Dumbo being bullied because of his ears, through Dumbo getting drunk, visiting his mom in the slammer, and taking refuge amongst the jive-talkin’ crows!

Not to mention the underage flying without a license.


40 posted on 01/09/2014 10:02:01 AM PST by left that other site
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To: ConservativeStatement

Indianapolis...soon to be Nativamericanapolis?


41 posted on 01/09/2014 10:10:41 AM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: Tax-chick
I have no idea. I just remember that the fans were annoyed to say the least.

You could sell a used t-shirt with the old logo on it for ridiculous amounts.

42 posted on 01/09/2014 10:38:55 AM PST by Harmless Teddy Bear (Proud Infidel, Gun Nut, Religious Fanatic and Freedom Fiend)
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To: NorthMountain
Give the leftists nothing, ever.

Precisely !

We'll be fightin' the bastards for real one of these days, and I don't intend givin' the maggots any kind of a break in the meantime.

43 posted on 01/09/2014 6:17:58 PM PST by tomkat (you'll know when it's time)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

Ugh! Thats just sad. They took all the fun out of it. Just like they do to everything they touch. Hey, but at least nobody will be offended.


44 posted on 01/09/2014 6:22:17 PM PST by uncitizen (Obama said 'period', but he meant 'asterisk'.)
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