(CLEVELAND) – The Cleveland Indians have finally announced the team’s new name, a team owner Paul Dolan says it’s meant to represent strongly the Clevelanders’ pride, resilience and loyalty. .
‘Guardian’ reflects the attributes that define us while painting the iconic Traffic Guardians just off the football field on the Memorial Bridge of Hope,” said Dolan. The pride the Clevelanders have in our city and how we fight together for all who choose to be part of the Cleveland baseball family, while ‘The Indians’ will always remain a part of history. our new name, our new name will help unify our fans and our city as we are all Cleveland Defenders.”
According to a statement from the team, Guardians will be the fifth name in the franchise’s history. joined The Blues (1901), Bronchos (1902), Naps (1903-1914) and Indians (1915-2021).
When will the name change take effect?
The club will finish the 2021 season as the Cleveland Indians and will debut as the Cleveland Defender at the end of the season.
How will the logo/uniform change?
- The color will remain the same. “Our team colors will remain the same scheme that has been part of our organization for more than 80 years to honor our rich baseball heritage and the tradition of baseball as a national pastime. America,” the statement read.
- Mark from the return script. The new Guardians lettering will have the familiar script style of 75 years ago, while evoking the structural architecture of the Memorial Bridge of Hope, mimicking the trusses on the underside of the bridge.
- House/road uniform: The club will continue to wear the CLEVELAND uniform on the road, featuring the Bridge Print alphabet derived from Diamond C, and the Guardians lettering on the home uniform.
According to the team, the new “Diamand C” will be an evolution of the C Block and “respects the tradition and legacy of Cleveland Baseball. The new C stands tall – like the Traffic Guardians who watch over the field. shadow and our city – and drawn from the ascending diamond motifs at the top of each Guardian tower.The weight of the bold C and its tapered shape were inspired by the letterforms of sentences. 1920 and 1948 World Series clubs”.
There is also a new login park.
“The Guardian’s Quick Globe embodies what it means to be a Cleveland Defender in its powerful yet simple design,” according to the release. “It was inspired by the helmets and wings of the Guardian statues of the Memorial Bridge of Hope, and the G is meant to wrap around and protect the baseball. The split toe design is a tribute to our strong pitching heritage. “
How is this decision made?
The name change process begins in 2020, after years of controversy and recent pressure from Major League Baseball. In December, the team said it would change its name for the first time since 1915. It was a slow process, involving hundreds of interviews and a list of nearly 1,200 proposals.
“Since announcing the name change in December, our team has been working hard to ensure we pick a name that our community, fans, partners, employees, and players can relate to. will be proud to represent Cleveland Baseball,” President of Business Operations Brian Barren said in the release. “Through research and discussion, we have identified some of the key themes that are most important to fans — connecting with the city of Cleveland, honoring our rich baseball history, and uniting the community. our community – and we believe the Guardians hold all three of those pillars.”
The team says the name Guardian is a top contender from fans.
It has been shortened from almost 2,000 name options.
The team spent approximately 140 hours interviewing fans, community leaders, and office staff and surveying more than 40,000 fans. An additional 4,000 fans signed up to participate in the study.
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