I'm from Cleveland and this is the most embarrassing representative for a football team. Football is a masculine sport and teams are supposed to exude strength and power. How is a cute lil elf supposed to represent a football team? I can't believe these idiots in marketing. There is no CUTE in football and the Browns by their lousy play and embarrassing elf and uniforms is why they will never change their image as the joke of the NFL.
The NY Giants also wore World Champion jerseys during the 1906 season after taking the 1905 World Series from Connie Mack's Athletics, 4 games to 1.
In 1927, the Cardinals did the same, having beaten the Yankees in the 1926 Series.
Sorry I used the wrong guy 's name in my 11/06/2016 post --- Should have been Mr.Guevera
As I read this article in two days after the World Series loss to the Chicago Cubs I realize how totally out of touch Mr Grzegorek was back then. Gateway was the downtown project that saved downtown Cleveland . In 2016 we hosted R N C -- the N B A finals and one of the greatest World Series of all time. All of this took place at Gateway ! ! ! Gateway has contributed millions of dollars and new jobs to our economy. It has revived all of downtown. Attracted the Casino . Also attracted thousands of people to live downtown as well. If Mr. Grzegorerk had his way none of this would have happened . Hope he writes an apology for his narrow-mindedness . I am sure he won't !
Time for a change! I can't even listen to them. Radio guys do a much better job calling the game and giving you tidbits of information about the past present farm clubs etc... Time for a change!!
I think GQ is boring! What the hell do they know? I have the full MLB.tv package, and I've watched all the big town duos. Matt and Arch are the best of the lot! GQ subscribers can barely read. They only buy it for the soft porn ads! What do they expect? Ashley Greene in a thong sitting on Arch's lap? Screw GQ!
Great history lesson Gerry. I really upsets me that people are so quick to forget and so ignorant to the history of this game that they supposedly love...
Also great point Matt!
I think they should learn how to speak the English language properly. I.E. the player ketches the ball? how about he CAT..ches the call Mr. Underwood Moreover, it becomes tiring and monotonous to hear them
tell us the ball was hit off the end of the bat! What diff does it make where the ball hits the bat? Off the handle, off the end? off the trademark? What ever happened to the old...foul ball. lazy fly ball, blooper to the out field??????Perhaps there is a new stat that I am not aware of? Underwood is the more guilty party on this issue ?plus, I have read the baseball rule book and can't find the term PUNCHOUT????Is this some culture jargon?(just being facetious). Please some one get this complaint to Rick and maybe he can make my day!!!!!!
Tough talk from behind a keyboard, John? Have you ever been here?
You must be from Shit-town...AKA Shit-cawgo...
Chuckles the Clown
What a shitty mascot and logo...BUT it's appropriate for such a shitty city and team.
Fuck you all, eat my brown shit.
I want this book!!!
It's TV, wants there to say. If your attention span is that short maybe you should click over to the cartoon network. It might help if the cheapskate owner would get some exciting major league talent. Tito's done well with ''high'' triple A talent.
I bought a sweater from Embroidery Motifs once. While it looked decent, the chemically-treated materials it was made from gave me a skin rash, and it came apart when machine-washing it (which is just as well after my skin rash developed, I didn't want to wear it anymore). I think you get what you pay for. Avoid Embroidery Motifs.
Rivington Bisland is my grandfather. He was a great fielder. Did not hit we'll in the majors however lifetime average batting in the minors was .327. He was an outstanding gentleman and awesome grandfather.
I don't care that house or better yet the neighborhood is COOL.
The Irish Catholics were not discriminated against and murdered in the streets when they immigrated from Ireland? I guess the history books are again filled with wrong lessons. I would not want my team named the Cleveland "Naps"...that's truely insulting.
"Mindless Racism"..what does that mean?
Make note; it WILL be your generation that will be responsible for the progressive change that is occuring in this country. When you hold your grand children on your knee and tell them that you are responsible for the situation in which they exist. But perhaps by that time our culture will have dispensed with the Constitution, individual liberty and your precious one world government. You are unwittingly turning back the clock and forcing change you may not want.
Never says in the post that the Pipers were the first pro basketball team in the city, Gerry, but everything else you wrote is accurate and, sadly, forgotten by most Clevelanders.
I was told by a usher to stop throwing paper air planes because it might hurt someone.
That I will confer. Bernie is a mean and belligerent man when drunk in a bar. Seen him twice in South Florida bars where he was way far gone... Very sad. Offered to take him home and wanted to take me on for that.
I just saw this now and it is funny how misconceptions occur. I was the person in the "Bug" costume. The Bug was called the "Baseball Bug" in 1980 and it was shortened to the "Basebug" in 1981. The original idea of a bug was because the Indians theme at the time was "Indian Fever, Get Bitten By the Bug". so, I guess they wanted a creature that would be able to jump around the stadium and cavort with the fans, especially the kids. The problem was that the original costume in 1980 was too large and too cumbersome to do almost anything except walk around. It largely hung off of my shoulders and weighed over 30 pounds. So, for 1981 they changed the costume to make it so that I could do more things with it, which I did. Many of the things I did were criticized as being "too risky" and George Steinbrenner even filed a protest with the league office and so they banned me from the field and dugouts during Yankee games at the Stadium. The reason that the Bug was "sidelined" after the 1981 season had absolutely nothing to do with the fans not caring for the mascot. It had to do with money. A radio station approached the Indians with incentives and one of the station's requirements was to use a new mascot with their call letters on the back. They asked me to stay and don that costume, but I had finished grad school and got a "real job"!! In the middle of the 1982 season they again called me because they had gone through several people in the costume and none seemed to work. I turned it down. That mascot lasted a year. I personally do not care if someone does not care for the mascot or anything else for that matter, but it is interesting how people like to talk or write about something they know nothing about and treat their words as fact, like our man Vince above. I had a wonderful couple years in the costume, met many interesting people, saw things I am glad I saw and some I wished I had not. The Indians players at the time were a great bunch of guys and the front office were good people overall. And I guarantee you, Gabe Paul never wore the costume (though Joe Charboneau did!!)
April 26- 2, 2017
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