I’m sorry but they will always be the Cleveland Indians. First let me say that even though the city of Cleveland is 65 miles from my home, I’ve always been a NY Yankees fan. But today I shed a tear for dear old Chief Wahoo.
The Cleveland Indians officially announced their new name on Friday.
The decision to change the name came last year amid racial tension in the U.S. as professional sports teams came under fire for having Native American monikers.
The choice of Guardians will undoubtedly be criticized by many of the club’s die-hard fans.
The organization spent most of the past year whittling down a list of potential names that was at nearly 1,200 just over a month ago. But the process quickly accelerated.