Cleveland Is Playing Its Last Home Baseball Game Under The Current Name

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The new Cleveland MLB logo is displayed on July 23 in Cleveland. Known as the Indians since 1915,the team will be called Guardians starting next season.

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Two guardians rest on the Hope Memorial Bridge within site of Progressive Field in Cleveland on July 23.

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Two guardians rest on the Hope Memorial Bridge within site of Progressive Field in Cleveland on July 23.

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The team announced it would drop the name last December as part of its efforts to be more inclusive. It stopped using the racist Chief Wahoo cartoon on team gear in 2018. The change will become official during the offseason.

The old logo will be slow to disappear among fans, writes Paul Hoynes of Cleveland.com. But David C. Barnett of member station WCPN says the Guardian image is already visible around town.

«It is on T-shirts. It is on beer bottles. It is on even shower curtains,» Barnett told WBUR’s Here & Now. «It’s part of the DNA of the city.»

This story originally published in the Morning Edition live blog.

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