CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Ahead of the Cleveland Indians’ Friday evening game against the Tampa Bay Rays, fresh off the franchise’s new team nickname announcement, some fans expressed their dissatisfaction for the new name. The Indians announced Friday on Twitter that their new name would be the Guardians, a nod to...
CLEVELAND, Ohio – How did the Cleveland Indians become the Cleveland Guardians?. In this story, there are quotes from the team’s Friday press conference with Tribe owner Paul Dolan and president of business Brian Barren. But much of the information in this story came from MLB sources I contacted later.
Cleveland Guardians: Baseball team announces new nickname as it moves away from Native American imagery
The Cleveland Major League Baseball franchise announced in December of 2020 that it had decided to get rid of the "Indians" nickname that had become increasingly divisive. However, plans were still in place to keep that nickname for the 2021 season before going in a new direction, at the end of the season.
Known as the Indians since 1915, Cleveland's Major League Baseball team will next be called the Guardians. The ballclub announced the name change Friday with a video on Twitter narrated by actor Tom Hanks, ending months of internal discussions triggered by a national reckoning by institutions and teams to permanently drop logos and names considered racist.
"Can anybody believe that the Cleveland Indians, a storied and cherished baseball franchise since taking the name in 1915, are changing their name to the Guardians? Such a disgrace, and I guarantee that the people who are most angry about it are the many Indians of our Country. Wouldn’t it be an honor to have a team named the Cleveland Indians, and wouldn’t it be disrespectful to rip that name and logo off of those jerseys? The people of Cleveland cannot be thrilled and I, as a FORMER baseball fan, cannot believe things such as this are happening. A small group of people, with absolutely crazy ideas and policies, is forcing these changes to destroy our culture and heritage. At some point, the people will not take it anymore!"
CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Indians have a new name. In a video released to social media on Friday, the franchise announced that it will be known as the "Cleveland Guardians" beginning in 2022. “We are excited to usher in the next era of the deep history of baseball in Cleveland,”...
Happy Saturday! Have two scoops of links along with your cereal. So much better than raisins. Remember that bizarre 22-21 DSL Mariners win over the DSL Yankees? J.J. Cooper at Baseball America wrote it up. Around the league:. The big news of yesterday is the Cleveland baseball team officially has...
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CLEVELAND — Former President Donald Trump faulted the Cleveland Indians baseball team for changing its name to the Cleveland Guardians. The Indians had previously announced they were changing their name — a move that came after the Washington Redskins ditched their nickname to become the Washington Football Team. Critics contend the names — especially the Redskins and the Indians former “Wahoo” logo — are offensive to Native Americans. A number of colleges, universities and high schools have also changed some nicknames related to indigenous persons, ethnicities and past stereotypes and in recognition of historical mistreatments of Native Americans.
What’s in a name? In this case, a lot of work. Cleveland Indians officials made sure they left no name unturned as they did their due diligence before selecting the franchise’s new name, which was revealed Friday on social media, with a dramatic video narrated by actor Tom Hanks, a longtime adopted favorite son of the city.
CNN — The Cleveland Indians are changing their name next season to the Cleveland Guardians, the Major League Baseball club announced Friday morning, after the current moniker drew criticism for decades from Native Americans. “You see, there’s always been a Cleveland – that’s the best part of our name,” actor...
After 105 years, Cleveland's baseball team has officially dropped the name Cleveland Indians and formally changed its name to the Cleveland Guardians. The Ohio MLB team announced its name change in a glossy video narrated by Tom Hanks and scored by Ohio's own The Black Keys, as well unveiled a new logo of a baseball flanked by a G with a pair of wings, or a "fastball logo" that it refers to as a "strong, yet simple design." Check it out below:
The Cleveland Browns are just a few days away from opening training camp. With a few days remaining before that happens, Rashard Higgins is going to test out his pitching arm. With all of their rookies signed to their deals, with the final two coming this morning, and the 75th-anniversary uniform unveiled, there isn’t much left for the Browns to do but wait.
After 105 years as the Cleveland Indians, the MLB team unveiled a new name Friday, the Cleveland Guardians, to sighs of relief from fans ready to leave the culturally insensitive branding in the past - but mostly to “Guardians of the Galaxy” jokes. The Ohio MLB team announced its name...
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The Cleveland Indians have a new name — the Guardians. The team made the announcement on Twitter Friday morning. The team will continue to use the Indians' name for the remainder of the 2021 season and rebrand ahead of the 2022 season. The Cleveland Indians began the process of changing...
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Welcome back to another Friday roundup. As the 2020 (2021, now) Tokyo Summer Olympics kick off today despite heat warnings, athletes testing positive for COVID, and two staffing controversies thus far, it’s the perfect time to revisit AN’s roundup of the venues that will be used (sans spectators). Here’s what...