Cleveland Indians deny report of logo change

Oct 2, 2013; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona during batting practice before the American League wild card playoff game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Progressive Field. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

The Cleveland Indians have denied the report that are replacing Chief Wahoo as their primary logo.  A report from Cleveland Scene Magazine had said they were going to make the move.  The Indians’ organization has denied it.

The report from Cleveland Scene does bring up the conversation, which may or may not have been the point all along.  The Indians do have another logo with the Block C and the trend is that the team has been evolving to more or less eliminate Chief Wahoo.  When they use the Block C logo, Chief Wahoo is only on the sleeve and could easily disappear without much fanfare or people even noticing.

This may be a situation where the organization is simply not allowing anyone to push them into making a decision they were going to make themselves, but at least for the moment, they are in the awkward position of defending Chief Wahoo.  While an obvious cartoon not really intended to depict anyone, nothing about the logo is flattering to Native Americans, so it is controversial with valid arguments against.

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