Blog post 4
Out with the old and in with the new. After over one hundred years in major league baseball, on July 23rd, 2021, The Cleveland Indians finally changed their name. However, is the new name any better? That's what I started to ask myself. The Cleveland Guardians is not the best-sounding named team in major league baseball. Not that their previous name sounded any better. I understand why they needed to change the name. Although, as some are probably thinking. "They couldn't think of anything better," which was my second thought. Then I took a moment to think about it.
Realistically, what is a better option? I have never visited Cleveland, and I know nothing of its history. Still, I tried to think of a better name. I looked up a little about its history; however, nothing could create a better-sounding name. I tried, and I could not do it. The best I could come up with was the Cleveland Cannons which is somewhat cringe-worthy. Even though it partially matches with their NBA team, the Cleveland Cavaliers with the same initials C.C. The city does not have the best-sounding name in the first place. That made it difficult to find a word that could rhyme nicely. C.G. happens to be the initials for the city's arena football team, the Cleveland Gladiators. It looks like this name is here to stay. I respect the owner's decision to change the name, and the logo suits the character. I hope the city transitions well to the new team name.
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