July 14, 2020

Op-Ed: 'The Texas Rangers Team Name Must Go': Washington Post writer Karen Attiah, who grew up in Dallas attending Texas Rangers games, outlines the sordid history of the actual Texas Rangers and calls for the name to be removed. "The Rangers were a cruel, racist force when it came to the nonwhites who inhabited the beautiful and untamed Texas territory," she writes.

posted by rcade to baseball at 10:10 AM - 9 comments

She is qualified to speak to that particular concern. I am not.

But I will say that if such a change is going to be made, given the sins that my fellow Catholics at the Vatican and elsewhere have foisted on humanity since well before the printed word, the New Orleans Saints ought to be at the front of the cleansing line.

posted by beaverboard at 10:04 PM on July 14, 2020

I accidentally deleted a real comment while squashing a spammer. I'm recreating it from memory as best I can:

Something something Rangers something something Padres.

Posted by someone.

posted by rcade at 08:54 AM on July 16, 2020

Padres: genocidal slavemasters. Texas Rangers got nothin' on them.

posted by LionIndex at 09:38 AM on July 16, 2020

That was the esteemed Lion Index. Known throughout Jamaica as Lion I.

Hopefully he will be able to repost.

posted by beaverboard at 09:38 AM on July 16, 2020

Good gracious, Lion posted the same moment that I did. Providential.

posted by beaverboard at 09:40 AM on July 16, 2020

Meanwhile, if Ghislaine Maxwell firmly links Prince Andrew to the trafficking and exploitation of underage girls, the Kansas City baseball team will also need a new name.

posted by beaverboard at 09:45 AM on July 16, 2020

the Kansas City baseball team will also need a new name.

As will the Sacramento NBA team who began life as the Rochester Royals.

posted by Howard_T at 02:06 PM on July 16, 2020

Didn't something that happened around 1776 mean that you septics got rid of all your Royals?

Or is it just because of Wallis Simpson and Meghan Markle?

/I actually don't need to know.

posted by owlhouse at 02:18 AM on July 17, 2020

We have the Walton family. We'll never be without.

posted by beaverboard at 09:57 AM on July 17, 2020

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