A little league baseball organization from small town Ontario is doing what the big leagues cannot find it in their hearts to do.
They found the courage to change the name and logo of their baseball teams after 60 years of championships at the local and provincial level.
The Alvinston Indians nestled just south of, and between, London and Sarnia have the same Chief Wahoo logo of the Cleveland Indians.
The name and logo hasn’t sat well with the executive for some time.
When the issue arose during Toronto’s playoff run with Cleveland they thought it was time to move on.
One coach told me although there was never any ‘trouble’ it always felt awkward, especially when playing teams from native reserves.
The response has been extremely positive and the town is quite proud of their stance, despite really just wanting to focus on the kids and ball.
Apparently the big debates are not about the decision, but what the new teams will be called.
They may have to have a contest.
As I have said in the past.
If you want the truth about what offends, ask someone whose caricature is on the jersey, not the person who has never experienced it.
I’m Scott Thompson.
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