The Cleveland Indians finally knuckled under to leftwing activist groups and changed the team’s name to the Cleveland Guardians. So how’s that workin’ out for them? Well, local TV ratings for their games have plummeted by 30%. Live game attendance in the MLB is down 6.5% from pre-pandemic 2019, while attendance at Cleveland’s games is down (you guessed it) 30%.
Who could’ve predicted that it would be a stupid business decision to anger and insult your core customer base just to please a handful of loud activists who probably don’t even patronize your business anyway? They should’ve taken a lesson from Disney, which went woke and has lost 35% of its stock value, making it officially the worst-performing stock in the Dow Jones Average so far this year.