Huh. I was looking up something I had written about Chief Wahoo because of this riveting and powerful piece written by Sterling HolyWhiteMountain.
And I came across this old piece — I believe it’s the first long blog piece I ever wrote. It originally appeared on some long ago version of this blog, five or six bloggy generations ago. It was written with the Clevelands up three games to one on the Boston Red Sox during the 2007 American League Championship Series.
The Erie Reader found it somehow four years ago and republished it.
I’ve written a lot about Wahoo and the Indians name since then but I think this was the one where I got my hardest feelings down. Here it is again, edited for context, updates and various things I’ve learned since then.