Don't care about their record... their name and mascot are extremely racist and should be changed. Maybe I would care if they cared enough to take a stand and do what's right.
so everybody in this picture is racist? should they all be shamed? im not a fan of the cleveland indians, but the only negative connotations that i see, come from people who see racism in everything.
I'd expect NPR to do better than use a TRIPLE RED SAMBO photo for this article.. unless they've decided to click-bait us into an argument.. in which case MISSION: ACCOMPLISHED! lol Not gonna respond to any idiotic comments made, but just want to add that Wahoo WILL BE GONE next season, and I'll finally be able to fully enjoy this team's success without guilt.
Is tomahawk cruise missiles and Apache helicopters also offensive. Gee,USA government no hurt to anyone their 20 years ago. Why now!!! Go Indian's and have a great season Redskins.
I'm a Cubs fan since childhood, and I am SO excited for Indians fans this year! It feels like your year, guys. I hope it's magical.
Why would you post this racist picture, and then ignore it to write a story about stupid baseball? You should remove this picture. It is so offensive. Do you only want white, racist readers? Because if so, then bye. What a fuckup NPR
This is misleading. The longest winning streak in professional baseball belongs to the 1987 Salt Lake Trappers of the Pioneer League. They won 29 straight before the Billings Mustangs broke the streak.What the Indians are doing is incredible and I am happy the city has something to cheer for after the Cubs won the series.
Ugh, that photo makes me cringe... all of those white faces holding up that mascot... imagine if we had the Cleveland Pickaninnys or Seattle Sambos. That wouldn't go over so well, so how is this any different?
"You're watching history" - man holding up a cartoon caricature of an American Indian, red skin and all, used to sell a baseball franchise 🙄 History indeed...
The w s (win streak) is great. If the Indians don't win the w s (world series), the win streak euphoria w s (will soon) be forgotten.