Skip to comments.Cleveland Indians Changing Primary Logo From Chief Wahoo to ‘Block C’
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 Watchs Paul Lukas.
There wont be any changes to the Indians uniforms, and the Chief Wahoo logo will still appear on the clubs home cap and sleeves.
Fans probably wont 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 clubs primary logo since the 1940s.
Clevelands 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.
They should change it to a block B.
I’m so glad that the very worst problem facing professional sports teams in Cleveland has been solved.
PC Minority win again.
One logo at a time.
One sport at a time.
They are patient.
I will call them the Cleveland “Carbons” then.
Good thing I still have a hat with the old logo. Go Tribe!
It wasn’t enough to tear down the stadiums of America’s traditions and passtimes. The history books must be rewritten as well.
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.
Good thing they don’t play in INDIAN-apolis.
oh the big Red C is just PERFECT!
C for CAKE...as in let em Eat Cake.
Amazes me that all of this sensitivity toward the Native Americans comes after we almost exterminated the species.
I still miss the old Massachusetts Turnpike logo.
Look at the new PC version. The fun police are keeping busy.
Ministry of Truth — its purpose is to rewrite history to change facts to fit Party doctrine for propaganda effect.
[from 1984, George Orwell]
I hear of the same thing on the reservations here in ND; the most popular sports attire is UND Fighting Sioux.
That should be Block PC.
PS: Cherokee and Delaware (Lanape) ancestry. If anything doing this will make the Chief Wahoo logo caps more popular than ever.
Yes, this is sure to improve their play.
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”
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