The Battle Is On For The Soul (And Name) Of The Cleveland Guardians
Well, folks, it seems the Cleveland Guardian's World Series Record isn't the only thing about the MLB team that hasn't changed since 1948. Despite more than 70 years elapsing since their last major W, it seems the team's computer skills, alongside their trophy-nabbing habits, have evidently remained stagnant, a sentiment proving through the fact it seems that apparently, no one from the organization bothered to Google the team's new name, website options, and social media handles availability until it was too late.
In the days since the team announced that they had dropped their previous moniker for something, erm, significantly less racist, several news outlets noted that while their new branding was a marked improvement, the name “Cleveland Guardians” was not so original. The name had been in use by a local roller derby team that had already claimed several digital spaces bearing their title, including a Facebook URL, Instagram handle, and the domain for their website, www.clevelandguardians.com.