By Race Opell- contributor
Former President Trump released the following statement regarding the Cleveland Indians name change to the Cleveland Guardians:
“Can anybody believe that the Cleveland Indians, a storied and cherished baseball franchise since taking the name in 1915, are changing their name to the Guardians? Such a disgrace, and I guarantee that the people who are most angry about it are the many Indians of our Country. Wouldn’t it be an honor to have a team named the Cleveland Indians, and wouldn’t it be disrespectful to rip that name and logo off of those jerseys? The people of Cleveland cannot be thrilled and I, as a FORMER baseball fan, cannot believe things such as this are happening. A small group of people, with absolutely crazy ideas and policies, is forcing these changes to destroy our culture and heritage. At some point, the people will not take it anymore!”
Former President Trump is not alone in his anger over the name change, as other celebrities have also come forward to bash it.
Rich Lowry, Author of “The Case for Nationalism” released the following on Twitter:
“And just like that, the Indians adopt the dumbest, most pointless name in major professional sports.”
Former professional baseball player and two-time World Series winner Aubrey Huff commented on Twitter:
“I’m so sick of watching everyone cave to this crybaby generation. So disgraceful @Indians. This isn’t woke….it’s a lack of balls. No fight in anyone anymore! Sad.“
Whatever your take is, come 2022 it’s going to be the Cleveland Guardians. It’s the team’s fifth name overall, and first name change since 1915.