It is time for Cleveland and Major League Baseball team fans, owners, players, media and management everywhere to join the 21st century. Everyone deserves a new, honorable, proud and positive team name and mascot. Naming the team after a race of people and using a silly looking cartoon character is wrong and absolutely outdated. Owners in the past knew when to make the move. The team is no longer the Spiders or the Naps is it?
Baseball is America’s pastime. Our country sends it around the world with our teams playing in other countries while we showcase the best games on the internet and throughout social media. Let’s do right by America and send racism back to the dark ages or better yet into the land of the forgotten. It is time to send a clear message to the team owners—we want better from you. Now.
Until they do the right thing what can we do? First, simply stop buying all their stuff. Support the team with wearing team colors, absolutely. Support the wallets and bottom lines of those clinging to the past because they are afraid to make a change? No!
We can start thinking, start sharing ideas. The best can be crowdsourced and shared here. What would be a new, good, strong and exciting name for the team? What great mascots can we design? Cleveland Lasers? Mascot name: Rocket or Beam? RocketBeam? Your turn.....