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Don Surber
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Saturday, October 08, 2022
Why the left went after sports

The Cleveland Indians are the most exciting team in baseball. They have 10 rookies on their 26-man roster. Six others were rookies last year. They play small ball and win. They are managed by Tito Francona Jr., a grandpa who led the Boston Red Sox in 2004 to their first World Series championship in 86 years.

Fans in Cleveland shun the Cleveland Indians this year.

That’s because the team is not the Cleveland Indians. Management caved in to Woke Know Nothings and changed the name to Guardians this year. Attendance was 25th among the 30 major league teams.

Attendance is puny not because Cleveland is a small market. In 1948, it was the first team to draw more than 3 million fans. Mom said the record would never be broken again. In the 1990s, Clevelanders broke that record and then broke it again.

The team retired the number 455 because that’s how many consecutive sellouts the team had.

Bleacher Report said, “From June 12, 1995, through April 4, 2001 the Indians sold out 455 straight home games, and that doesn’t include playoff games, which were of course sold out from 1995-1999 and 2001.”

Those were exciting teams with Albert Belle, Manny Ramirez, Jim Thome… they had it all except a World Series ring. The Indians had not won a ring since 1948. They still haven’t. That drought may end this fall after 74 years.

But Clevelanders shun the team because it is not the Indians. It is the Guardians, named for four stone carvings on a bridge near the ballpark. The name change came because the left deigned naming a team the Indians to be an insult to Indians.

Really? If naming a team after someone is an insult, Boeing should sue the Jets.

Why do left propagandists screw around with team names? For the same reason they get players to kneel. They want to undermine the social fabric that draws people together rich and poor, young and old, black and white, East Side-West Side.

It works.

Just six years ago, a million Clevelanders flooded downtown and walked several miles in the heat to celebrate the Cleveland Cavaliers finally winning an NBA championship. The guest of honor that day was Jim Brown, the leader of the last Cleveland team to win an NFL championship, the 1964 Browns.

Cleveland had not has a championship in any major league sport in 52 years.

The Indians may win the World Series and afterward find nothing but tumbleweeds blowing through the streets of downtown.

That’s because they are not the Indians. They are the Guardians now. Instead of drawing together a people, the left succeeded in keeping people apart.

United we stand, divided we fall. Destroying support for the local team is part of a plan to divide and conquer us.

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Posted by Don Surber at Saturday, October 08, 2022