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Cleveland changing name from Indians to Guardians after 2021 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.
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Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona sent home with head cold

CLEVELAND -- Indians manager Terry Francona wasn't in the dugout Saturday night for his club's game against Tampa Bay because of a lingering head cold. Francona conducted his pregame press conference at Progressive Field before being sent home by the team's medical staff. Bench coach DeMarlo Hale managed the Indians in his absence.
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Mike Polk Jr. on the new Cleveland Guardians

CLEVELAND — Okay, so the day has finally come and we have a new team name, and as should be the case with ALL breaking news that is bound to upset a lot of people, at least we got to hear it from Tom Hanks. He's a treasure. We should...
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Trump blasts Cleveland Indians for changing name to Cleveland Guardians

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.

Cleveland Indians name change to Guardians profoundly stupid, unnecessary

"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!"
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Cleveland's MLB Team Changes Its Name To Guardians After Years Of Backlash

Cleveland's Major League Baseball team has changed its name to the Guardians, ridding itself of a previous name that many found highly offensive. The team announced the name change Friday morning on Twitter, posting a two-minute video narrated by actor Tom Hanks. The team was formerly known as the Cleveland...
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Cleveland Indians vs. Tampa Bay Rays: Live updates from Game 96

CLEVELAND, Ohio — J.C. Mejia and the Cleveland Indians look to stop a 10-game losing streak against the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday at Progressive Field. Get live updates during the game below, including Cleveland.com beat writers Paul Hoynes and Joe Noga. Click here if you have trouble seeing the updates.

Cleveland Indians changing name to Cleveland Guardians

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...
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Tampa Bay scores six times in the ninth to hand Cleveland Indians 10-5 loss

CLEVELAND, Ohio — They’ll be the Guardians in 2022, but they’re still playing like the Indians in 2021. Cleveland’s baseball team fell into a familiar pattern again Friday, surrendering an early lead and then stringing together just enough offense to make things interesting before a late-inning collapse in an 10-5 loss to Tampa Bay at Progressive Field.
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Cleveland Indians renamed Guardians

Friday morning the Cleveland Indians, the White Sox' AL Central rivals, announced a new name - the Cleveland Guardians. They made the announcement in a social media video recounting the franchise and city's history, narrated by legendary actor Tom Hanks. The Indians name and logo, notably Chief Wahoo, have come...
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This Young Cleveland Indians Pitching Staff and Potential It Brings

The Cleveland Indians have a plethora of young starters that make up this year’s rotation for the Tribe. A team currently 8.5 games back in the American League Central Division and 4.5 games behind in the AL Wild Card chase. An issue the Indians have in regards to the young...
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Cleveland Indians, Tampa Bay Rays series preview, pitching matchups

HOUSTON -- This is a preview of the four-game series between the Rays and Indians which begins Thursday night. Where: Progressive Field, Thursday through Sunday. TV/radio: Bally Sports Great Lakes, WTAM, WMMS and the Indians radio network will carry the series. Fox Sports 1 will televise Saturday’s game. Pitching matchups...

What Would a Bryan Reynolds Trade Realistically Look Like for the Cleveland Indians?

There are certainly more realistic trade targets out there for the Cleveland Indians, but Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Bryan Reynolds might just be the perfect one. Reynolds, 26, is a true budding superstar for the Pirates, but, unfortunately for Pittsburgh fans, his prime years will most likely be wasted on a team with no chance of contending - unless he’s traded. It’s a tough position for Pittsburgh to be in, but this is the reality the team finds itself in, so it might as well entertain offers.
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Plans A, B and C are all working for Cleveland Indians’ bullpen

HOUSTON -- It is good to have a plan and a backup plan and another backup plan just in case. When it comes to bullpens, that’s the way most of them are built. There are relievers who pitch with a lead. Relievers who pitch when their team is trailing, but not by much. And relievers who pitch when the game is out of hand either in a good or bad way.
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