JMASITTO, The name was changed in 1915 -- pretty much thanks to a campaign by The PD -- to "honor" Louis Sockalexis. He played 96 games here and once jumped out a second-story window, likely while drunk.
The logo was added in 1947, commissioned by Bill Veeck and designed by a teenager. The team has worn Wahoo on their caps 1954-57, 1962, and since 1986 -- literally 36 seasons, less than one-third of its history.
I like Wahoo, and I still buy Wahoo apparel, but only because the Block C is a terrible logo. If you're going to make an argument, make sure your facts are right.
Have you at least listened to the company recording (with a relatively open mind), Hunior? Combines legitimate politics and history, an incredible love story, tragedy, numerous musical genres, all created by a seemingly humble artist who interacts regularly with his fans and visits schools, and performed by an incredibly young, talented, multicultural company.
My wife and I are going to Richard Rodgers Theatre in February. I have no doubt it will be worth every Hamilton we spent on it.
Your point about a better logo, Pip, is spot on. I refuse to wear the Block C because it's dull, generic and just lazy design. I'll wear my 1921 C every day before that one.
Seriously, a better logo.
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.
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