World Series fever is gripping Cleveland, but an American Indian organization based in Cleveland is calling for protest. Of course such protests have taken place for years, with the Cleveland American Indian Movement and others referring to Chief Wahoo as a “symbol of genocide” while simultaneously noting its similarity to blackface “Sambo” characters and other racist imagery that has long since been banished from polite society. I’m assuming that the protesters are, as they usually are, being ignored by Indians fans as they make their way to the gates of Progressive Field. Fans like this one. Meanwhile, Wahoo remains, institutionalized by the Cleveland Indians and Major League Baseball in ways
Not Erica May-Scherzer though. The wife of Washington Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer was determined to start the offseason with an organized home, and that determination nearly cost her husband one of his prized possessions. Perhaps this is Mrs. Scherzer’s idea of a good joke. Or maybe it’s time to get that jersey framed or at least packed away someplace safe so it’s not discarded like the lucky t-shirt from high school that the significant other can’t wait to throw away.
The Chicago Bears appear to be done with Jay Cutler after this season. The report states that Fox has told friends that he’s done with Cutler, whose contract has no guaranteed money past this season. The Bears easily could part ways with him in 2017 — either by trade or simply by releasing him — with