In a critical Game 5 at home in the National League Division Series, The Atlanta Braves decided not to pass out thousands of foam tomahawks to fans against the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday evening after a Cardinals player called them disrespectful…and the Braves would pay for it dearly.
25-year-old St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Ryan Helsley threw the Braves Organization under the bus this week after he complained to the media that the foam tomahawks along with the infamous Braves tomahawk chop was “disrespectful” to Native Americans. Helsley’s grandfather was a full-blooded Cherokee and his family has ties to the Cherokee Nation, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Henlsey said:
I think it’s a misrepresentation of the Cherokee people or Native Americans in general. Just depicts them in this kind of caveman-type people way who aren’t intellectual. They are a lot of more than that. It’s not me being offended by the whole mascot thing. It’s not. It’s about the misconception of us, the Native Americans, and it devalues us and how we’re perceived in that way, or used as mascots. The Redskins and stuff like that.
The Braves decided that in Game 5 of a critical playoff series that they were going to cave to his complain and ban the Tomahawk chop for the playoff game.
“Out of respect for the concerns expressed by Mr. Helsley, we will take several efforts to reduce the Tomahawk Chop during our in-ballpark presentation today. Among other things, these steps include not distributing foam tomahawks to each seat and not playing the accompanying music or using Chop-related graphics when Mr. Helsley is in the game,” the team said in a statement. “As stated earlier, we will continue to evaluate how we activate elements of our brand, as well as the overall in-game experience. We look forward to a continued dialogue with those in the Native American community after the postseason concludes.”
Following the ban, the Braves would go on to lose Game 5 by a final score of 13-1 after giving up a Major League Playoff Record 10 runs in the top of the 1st inning. The game was over before the Braves took to bat and their season is done in the 1st round. Atlanta not only angered their fanbase by caving to the woke police but embarrassed their city in a loss that will be talked about for years to come. Never cave to the mob.
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12 thoughts on “Atlanta Braves Remove The Tomahawk Chop After Opposing Player Complains…Proceeds To Get Annihilated”
Ryan Helsley obviously used his wokeness to help his team cheat and steal. That’s sick.
Yeah because not allowing people to do some chant *made* the Braves lose 13-1. Brilliant logic, Sherlock.
You can quote me where I said that?
Sure: “The Atlanta Braves decided not to pass out thousands of foam tomahawks to fans against the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday evening after a Cardinals player called them disrespectful…and the Braves would pay for it dearly.”
Yep, that directly translates into “and that’s why they lost 13-1…thanks for playing”
Jesus wept, I should not have to be explaining implication to a “journalist” but whatever. “A does B and pays for it dearly” => “Because A did B, they paid for it dearly” => “Because A did B, C happened”. Why is that so difficult to get? Seriously? How do you not understand how you get from point A to point B here? Are you truly that dense?
Learn the defintion of a quote and then come back to me.
I know the definition of a quote dumbass. That’s why I *quoted* you. I’m tired of this – I’ve got better ways to spend my time than wasting it with somebody that clearly doesn’t know what they’re talking about.
Come back when you can find the quote of me saying that the Tomahawk was the reason they lost 13-1. Implications are not quotes…101 stuff
Psychology is important in sports. In fact, it’s a career field. Mascots and team identity figure largely in the field. It’s not a stretch to say that changing team icons in the middle of an important series effected the team’s performance.
While I can certainly buy that there might be some impact, I doubt very much it would have *that* much impact. If a team can’t perform just because there isn’t some fans in the stands making tomahawk chops, what does that say about the team? And how the heck do they ever win an away-game??
Did they get beat by Northern Illinois Illini? or the Seminoles? Only then, a scalping joke would be appropriate.