CLEVELAND, OHIO – 7/22: Jose Ramirez #11 and Oscar Mercado #35 celebrate with Franmil Reyes #32 of the Cleveland Indians after all scored against Reyes’ net in the third round against the Tampa Bay Rays at Progressive Field on July 22, 2021 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
In the US, companies are re-evaluating their racist caricatures and stereotypical names as part of a larger cultural shift. With changing times and baseball teams Cleveland Indians have officially announced the name of their new team: the Cleveland Guardians.
The team made the announcement Friday morning, with a promotional video narrated by actor Tom Hanks. The new name is inspired by the ‘Transportation Guardian’ sculptures located on the city’s Memorial Bridge of Hope. It was selected from a list of more than 1,200 potential names. The Cleveland Club will keep its colors and will have a press conference at 2 p.m. ET detailing the name change.
The team announced back in December that they would change their name after this season. They will officially become Guardians next year.
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