The brand new identify is in, and so are the verdicts from many on the world large net.
The Cleveland Indians have modified their staff identify to the Cleveland Guardians, efficient on the finish of the 2021 season. They unveiled the brand new identify in a video — narrated by actor Tom Hanks — posted to their social media accounts.
Cleveland opted to alter its identify after a number of years of petitioning and challenges from Native American teams and followers across the nation who rallied towards the staff identify and the controversial Chief Wahoo emblem. Proprietor Paul Dolan additionally stated he had an “awakening or epiphany” after the demise of George Floyd.
Cleveland followers, Marvel followers and the remainder of the web had loads of ideas on the change.
“We’re excited to usher within the subsequent period of the deep historical past of baseball in Cleveland,” Dolan stated in a press release. “Cleveland has and all the time shall be a very powerful a part of our id. Due to this fact, we needed a reputation that strongly represents the satisfaction, resiliency and loyalty of Clevelanders.
“‘Guardians’ displays these attributes that outline us whereas drawing on the long-lasting Guardians of Visitors simply exterior the ballpark on the Hope Memorial Bridge. It brings to life the satisfaction Clevelanders soak up our metropolis and the way in which we struggle collectively for all who select to be a part of the Cleveland baseball household. Whereas ‘Indians’ will all the time be part of our historical past, our new identify will assist unify our followers and metropolis as we’re all Cleveland Guardians.”