The only thing worse than having the racist visage of Chief Wahoo staring down at you as you drive around the Indians’ spring training facility is having the racist visage of Chief Wahoo staring down at you as you drive around what is no longer the Indians’ spring training facility:
The face of Chief Wahoo, a symbol of the departed Cleveland Indians baseball team, will continue to smile down on Winter Haven – at least for the remainder of the city’s current budget year.
Money to paint over the Chief Wahoo image, which is stamped into the city water tower at U.S. Highway 17 South and Post Avenue, S.W., won’t be available until at least Oct. 1, the start of the city’s 2009-2010 fiscal year.
City of Winter Haven spokeswoman Joy Townsend said painting a water tower is an expensive undertaking.
“Repainting the one in southwest Winter Haven is not budgeted at this time,” Townsend said Tuesday.
Put this in the “causes I’d donate money to if I were rich” pile.