Indians look great without racist Wahoo imagery in Toronto series

Look at those handsome fellas in the photo above! Francisco Lindor and Jose Ramirez are two of the best and most exciting players in Major League Baseball, and both maintain decent MVP cases here in early September as their Cleveland Indians cruise toward another postseason berth. And weren’t they just dashing on Thursday, when they won a baseball game and did not, on this particular day, brandish offensive imagery on their sleeves?

(Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

(Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

Activists in Toronto waged an unsuccessful legal battle to prevent the Indians from sporting Chief Wahoo logos on their uniforms for their 2016 ALCS matchup. But the Cleveland club, citing “increased sensitivity to the Chief Wahoo image in Canada,” opened its three-game set at Rogers Centre Thursday in jerseys and caps utterly devoid of the red-faced caricature that will leave uniforms for good after this season, now that everyone’s ready to admit how very obviously racist it is toward a largely marginalized group of people.

(Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

(Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

And man, what a downright debonair uniform! That navy cap with the block red ‘C’ paired with the road gray jerseys and pants just looks classy, especially when entirely unadorned with a cartoon that purports to but absolutely does not pay tribute to Louis Sockalexis.

(John E. Sokolowski/USA TODAY Sports)

(John E. Sokolowski/USA TODAY Sports)

Simply dapper.

(Thanks to Yahoo! MLB for calling our attention to this story.)

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