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  • Originally posted by balero View Post
    I don’t think the name is a big deal. Treating Mexicans, black ppl, and Native Americans terrible was pretty much that status quo and acceptable back in those early Texas days. Hard to find a team name from Texas that’s not offensive outside of maybe the Cowboys because some the first cowboys were Mexicans and black slaves.

    Its actually offensive to call Native Americans an Indian (like what she just did) than the name Texas Rangers.

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    • Originally posted by Brohemoth View Post
      Ffs people are so damn short-sighted. Go back far enough and you will find atrocities or something offensive by people of all colors, eras, religions, etc. May as well cancel the human race.
      Agreed. But the issue is also that for so long people just made it OK by not addressing it and making it seem normal.
      The history of America in an of itself is bloody, barbaric and at times frighteningly beautiful. Whenever change occurs there is always violence, hatred and disdain for the change. Then we move on.

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      • Originally posted by IndelibleScribe View Post

        Agreed. But the issue is also that for so long people just made it OK by not addressing it and making it seem normal.
        The history of America in an of itself is bloody, barbaric and at times frighteningly beautiful. Whenever change occurs there is always violence, hatred and disdain for the change. Then we move on.
        Agreed 100%! Well said Scribe! The only thing I will add is to your point that some of the history is glossed over to fit into a fabricated and sometime false narrative to avoid seeing how bloody and barbaric American history actually is.

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          • Originally posted by Bigdawg26 View Post

            Agreed 100%! Well said Scribe! The only thing I will add is to your point that some of the history is glossed over to fit into a fabricated and sometime false narrative to avoid seeing how bloody and barbaric American history actually is.
            The thing is, the winner gets to write history in most cases. Imagine if Hitler won, how Nazi's would be viewed in a positive light because they would be the ones writing history.
            History is steeped in blood, guts, gore and the taking of rights, lives and etc from other people.
            The reaction that is happening now is that history is being examined to a greater extent and past wrongs are being highlighted more and more. People are beginning to view the accomplishments and the individual as separate entities. Much less hero worship.

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            • Originally posted by balero View Post
              It's amazing how many people are fighting the mask mandates. I was looking on social media and people were driving to other states to buy groceries so they wouldn't have to wear a mask.

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              • Braves To Sign Yasiel Puig
                https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2020/...siel-puig.html

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                • Originally posted by IndelibleScribe View Post

                  It's amazing how many people are fighting the mask mandates. I was looking on social media and people were driving to other states to buy groceries so they wouldn't have to wear a mask.
                  Maskholes.

                  Pods OF Tommy Pham caught the virus but is out of quarantine and ready to go.

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                  • Originally posted by IndelibleScribe View Post

                    The thing is, the winner gets to write history in most cases. Imagine if Hitler won, how Nazi's would be viewed in a positive light because they would be the ones writing history.
                    History is steeped in blood, guts, gore and the taking of rights, lives and etc from other people.
                    The reaction that is happening now is that history is being examined to a greater extent and past wrongs are being highlighted more and more. People are beginning to view the accomplishments and the individual as separate entities. Much less hero worship.
                    Exactly! What’s happening now is like realizing your parents or role models are actually human with flaws.

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                    • Jacob deGrom Dealing With Back Tightness
                      https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2020/...tightness.html

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                        • Originally posted by Bigdawg26 View Post

                          Exactly! What’s happening now is like realizing your parents or role models are actually human with flaws.
                          Basically yes. People have been held up as idols for so long that the mythology outweighed the actuality.

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                          • Jacob deGrom Headed For MRI
                            https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2020/...d-for-mri.html

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                              • Originally posted by balero View Post
                                Gonna miss Didi in pinstripes.

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