The Cincinnati Reds name derived from “Red Stockings.” If you think “Reds” is racist maybe you should look in the mirror.
You left off the Notre Dame Fighting Irish.
Cleveland Indians, Chicago Blackhawks, Atlanta Braves, Kansas City Chiefs, Washington Redskins, Cincinnati Reds;These are RACIST names. They do not HONOR Native Americans, they dehumanize them. While some teams have completely removed the racist/stereotypical mascot from their team image, the name still stands.
I think the image above should put this into perspective. Imagine if there were teams that were called the (Predominantly African-American population in whatever city in the South) N-Words, or the (Predominantly African-American population in whatever city in the South) C**ns, or the (Predominantly Hispanic population in whatever city) Wetbacks, or the (Predominantly Hispanic population in whatever city) Spics, etc.
The Reds on Sunday traded third baseman Juan Francisco to the Braves for J.J. Hoover, a Minor League right-handed pitcher.
Hoover was rated by MLB.com as Atlanta’s No. 13 prospect entering the season.
A big left-handed power hitter, Francisco was once an elite prospect in the Reds system. But after being injured often last season, he batted .196 with four home runs this spring and was out of Minor League options as Cincinnati attempts to make its final cuts of Spring Training.