HEY HEY HEY HEY!
The Royals swept the Cleveland Indians this week. Granted, it was only a two-game series, but we'll take it. Prior to this week, Kansas City was 6-15 vs. the AL Central, which is the main reason our favorite team isn't leading the division. They now find themselves only 2.5 games behind the declining Tigers and one game back in the race for the second wild-card spot.
Now, we typically do an obligatory sweep graphic when this sort of thing happens, but the Royals have swept Cleveland several times in this blog's history, and I'm starting to feel self-conscious about so much negative imagery on this page surrounding American Indians. I mean, most of it is just me using the already-racist Indians logo, but this is a pretty sensitive issue and you can't be too careful. I don't want to be lumped in with Dan Snyder or L. Frank Baum or the United States government.
So, after much soul searching, this is what I came up with:
Yes, it's a caricature. But at least Little Hiawatha is a cute caricature, right?
That doesn't make it any better, does it?
What was I thinking?
I mean, the cartoon this is from has a running gag in which the kid's pants fall down every time he tries to shoot an arrow...
Actually, that's pretty funny.
I mean, not as wrong as Chief Wahoo or idiot Cleveland fans:
But still wrong.
I'm so ashamed.
Hey Cleveland, just change your mascot already so I don't have to worry about this shit anymore.
Or, you know what, I'll change it for you.
From now on, I will not use the name Indians on this page.
Instead, I'll refer to them as the Cleveland Sliders. That's the name of their real mascot, anyway.
That's the worst yet.
I think that thing is a racist stereotype of a Muppet.
For shame, Cleveland.
Go Royals! There's Nothing Racist About You Other Than Your Preference for Shitty White Utility Players!