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The "Sox" teams were

The "Sox" teams were literally named after their color of stockings or socks. They were not making fun of footwear.

The Expos were named after a World's Fair. They were not ridiculing the Fair. Apparently they had respect and honor for it and were proud they hosted a World's Fair.

Buckeyes are HARD AS HECK to crack open. Again, no disrespect here either.

The Astros were named after astronauts. Astronauts are universally admired.

The Phillies were named after the city of Philadelphia. Most Philadelphians seem proud of their city and I seriously doubt they named the team out of ridicule, low-opinion or scorn.

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