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1KromesTomes
Mar 30, 2007, 1:44pm Top

So, the season's about to start, and MLB decides to kick things off with an exhibition game honoring the Civil Rights movement ... and the teams playing in it are the St. Louis Cardinals and (wait for it) the Cleveland Indians, the professional team with the second-most repellent, racist team name/logo in all of sports (just behind the Washington Redskins) ... I've been a hardcore baseball fan since 1968, but the existence of the Indians name and that awful logo are an ongoing embarassment ... and putting them in a game to honor the Civil Rights movement? What was Bud Selig thinking?!?!

2tristero1959
Mar 30, 2007, 2:05pm Top

Bud Selig thinks?

3KromesTomes
Mar 30, 2007, 3:53pm Top

Excellent point, Tristero, excellent point!

4MrsKroeger
Apr 14, 2007, 2:45pm Top

the civil rights game is for jackie robinson right?i didn't whatch it.wait,but did i already play?wasn't it this week or something like some team against the dodgers?i think it's this week becuz i was whatching a sox game and it said something about coco crisp wearing the #42 jersey for robinson or something like that?is it the cardinals against the dodgers?

5findundercan
Sep 11, 2007, 1:16am Top

Cleveland was the first AL team with a black player (Doby).

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