The Cape Cod Times reported in an article recently how the Washington Redskins logo debate has renewed interest in local teams - including the Bourne Braves of the CCBL.
The Braves are likely safe, though. The Times reported that Nicole Norkevicius, Bourne Athletic Association President, hasn't heard any concerns raised about the team's name in her five years with the Braves. Additionally, the term "Brave" is unlikely to be viewed as derogatory, according to Fox Sports.
Bourne is home to the state-recognized Herring Pong Wampanoag Tribe and is close to the federally-recognized Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe. The Cape Cod Times mentioned that Nauset Public Schools dropped its Warrior image in 2008 as part of a compromise with members of the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe.
The Braves (10-3) currently lead the West Division and have a five-game winning streak.