posted on Apr, 9 2016 @ 12:42 PM
The very basis of MLB is based in cities and regional centers having baseball teams that played against other regional centers. The league is based
on this regional dynamic.
This comes down to words vs intent in my estimation. The intent: teams are named after something endemic to a region. Sometimes that a Cowboy,
sometimes its an Oiler, sometimes its an Indian. Some use animals from their area, too (Longhorn, Razorback, Gator, etc). Not all teams, mind you,
because we also have team names like "Red Stockings", which came about as a nickname that fans gave them when they wore red socks at one game. most
of those teams, from the original days of baseball, have gone through several name changes often changing names that were whollyunofficial (they were
just a group of 10 dudes, afterall).
The only exceptions that I see:
- the Redskins, as a name, is a racial epithet. Im not bothered by it.;...but that is not the standard we should use. It should likely be changed,
but I really don't care either way
- the fighting irish...same thing. likely should be changed, but i don't really care either way.
The long and the short of it: you don't make an name for yourself as a social justice warior by just fighting for racial equality. You have to find
new fights to start. And that is what this is.