When I was a kid, it was an accepted fact that the Cleveland
Indians were named to honor a Native American player named Louis
When I was older, it was an accepted fact that the Cleveland
Indians DID NOT name the team for Sockalexis, and that whole story
was an invention to cover up for the nickname’s racist origins.
And, as I wrote in the even longer piece, neither one is quite
fact. The truth is not exactly in the middle either; it sort of
floats from side to side like a balloon dancing in the wind.