I’m sure anything would be an improvement over what they had, but the Cleveland Baseball Team is now the Cleveland Guardians.
I’m good with it. I wasn’t really taken by the idea of the Spiders. It just seems like something better in concept than it would be in practice. And it would give Glenallen Hill PTSD.
I still figure all the teams should change their name to United. It works in the Premiership.
Tom Hanks and the Black Keys did a video on the change:
And they showed the logos:
Introducing the Cleveland Guardians!— MLB (@MLB) July 23, 2021
The name will go into effect after the 2021 season. pic.twitter.com/ggCFyIRD2y
Again, anything that will get rid of Chief Wahoo is a good thing.
Apparently, the name relates to guardian statues you see as you enter Cleveland.
Cleveland’s mew baseball team is named after a very iconic bridge. The Guardians of Traffic, these are called pic.twitter.com/bnCHx2pxjv— Angie Schmitt ♀️ (@schmangee) July 23, 2021
Another name they considered, likely briefly, was Bluebirds, which would have been problematic for us.
I’ll admit, I’m happy that I won’t have to avoid their team name anymore. When Jerry Howarth could stop using the name on broadcasts, I figured we could stop using the name here.
Some tried to say the team was named after Native American player Lou Sockalexis, but that doesn’t appear true.
Anyway, let’s have a poll.
What do you think of the new name for the Cleveland baseball team?
This poll is closed
Meh, but anything is better than what they had.