MLB Playoffs: ESPN’s Columinsta Gives Reasons Why Bravos’ ‘Hack’ Should Stop

Despite the fact that the same commissioner of MLB, Rob Manfred, has reiterated that the league wants to stay away from any political controversy, the realityd is that in an environment as tense as the one in the United States, any movement can cause controversy even without wanting to, and in the middle of the World Series with the antecedent of the gotor to the All-Star Game agreed to be played in Atlanta this 2021 because of an electoral law with segregationist overtones in the state of Georgia, Major League Baseball is in an awkward situation right now.

Commissioner Manfred recently mentioned in an interview that there is no pressure on the Braves organization to either change its name or remove the hack, but ESPN columnist Jeff Passan advocates that the “tomahawk chop” is simply an extension of the dark past that It has Atlanta and the state of Georgia against Native Americans.

The most frustrating thing about all this is how easy it would be to stop it. It would be a great little gesture. It wouldn’t fix any of the generational issues that plague Native Americans, but instead, it would return some decency and dignity to a group of people who have already been through so much and taken so much from them.

For many years, many activist groups defending the rights of Native Americans have questioned both the name of Bravos and the famous “tomahawk chop” or “ax” as a perpetuation of years of racism against said community and even more in a region with a historical baggage too problematic like Georgia for its past slavery and against civil rights with the infamous Jim Crow laws.

Gabriel Delgado

I started as a rookie on Al Bat in early 2018 and I am going into my third season covering Major League Baseball as a web reporter. I am a fan of the San Francisco Giants, a number one defender of Barry Bonds and a critic of the Los Angeles Dodgers. Fernando Tatis Jr., Juan Soto and Ronald Acuña are the future of baseball, Mike Trout is overrated, and the Astros deserved to be taken away from the World Series for cheating. Besides baseball, I also enjoy soccer, football, basketball, and just about any other game that includes a ball or a ball. I am also an amateur musician, penniless gamer and very nerdy. Graduated in journalism from the University of Guadalajara, I graduated in 2017. Born in the shrimp capital of the world, Escuinapa, Sinaloa. I lived in Australia for a while; i survived giant spiders, tasmanian devils and fought a kangaroo and didn’t die trying.

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MLB Playoffs: ESPN’s Columinsta Gives Reasons Why Bravos’ ‘Hack’ Should Stop