Editor's Note, July 23, 2021: The baseball team formerly known as the Cleveland Indians is set to rebrand as the Cleveland Guardians, reports Mandy Bell for MLB.com. The move—announced on Twitter in a video featuring actor Tom Hanks and the band the Black Keys—follows years of debate over the Ohio franchise's moniker and mascot.
“Cleveland has and always will be the most important part of our identity. Therefore, we wanted a name that strongly represents the pride, resiliency and loyalty of Clevelanders,” says team owner Paul Dolan in a statement. “‘Guardians’ reflects those attributes that define us while drawing on the iconic Guardians of Traffic just outside the ballpark on the Hope Memorial Bridge. It brings to life the pride Clevelanders take in our city and the way we fight together for all who choose to be part of the Cleveland baseball family.” Read full sports article here.