Matt LaWell 
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Re: “MLB Commissioner Says He Plans on Talking to Indians Ownership About Chief Wahoo Logo

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.

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Posted by Matt LaWell on 10/26/2016 at 4:25 PM

Re: “'Hamilton' Is Coming to Cleveland as Part of Playhouse Square's 2017-2018 Season

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.

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Posted by Matt LaWell on 06/15/2016 at 1:15 AM

Re: “Plain Dealer's Ted Diadiun: Wahoo Protesters Should "Leave the Rest of us Alone"

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.

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Posted by Matt LaWell on 04/13/2016 at 11:04 AM

Re: “Remembering... the Cleveland Pipers

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.

Posted by Matt LaWell on 10/29/2013 at 2:53 PM


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