Texas Rangers say they’re not changing team name after newspaper column says they should

“While we may have originally taken our name from the law enforcement agency, since 1971 the Texas Rangers Baseball Club has forged its own, independent identity,” the team said in a statement Friday.

I’m a huge Texas Rangers fan, but is it enough to say that you have an “independent identity” when you’re named after a group that’s done a lot wrong through the years?

Why not change them all? Redskins, Rangers, Indians, let’s get this right.

Rex Barrett @rexbarrett