As the debate over team nicknames and images involving Native Americans goes on, one team has decided to scrap a logo it was considering for its spring training/batting practice caps.
The Atlanta Braves will not use the so-called “screaming Indian” image. Instead, they’ll go with a letter A. Debate over the cap begane when Uni Watch published images of the caps, giving the design an “F” and writing:
Last year the Braves conspicuously avoided using their “screaming Indian” logo as a sleeve patch on their retro alternate jersey — a welcome move for those of us who oppose the appropriation of Native American imagery in sports. Unfortunately, it turns out that the logo hasn’t been permanently mothballed. Disappointing.
Now, will the Cleveland Indians follow suit and change the design of their throwback T-shirts, which feature a grinning Chief Wahoo? And is this the beginning of a trend?
Robert McCartney: This fan votes for a name change
Courtland Milloy: The time has come for a change