Commissioner Robert D. Manfred, Jr. announced currently that the Cleveland Indians will mislay the “Chief Wahoo” trademark from their uniforms, effective with the 2019 season. The proclamation comes following courteous and prolific discussions between Major League Baseball and the Indians.
“Major League Baseball is committed to building a enlightenment of farrago and inclusion via the game,” pronounced Commissioner Manfred. “Over the past year, we speedy discourse with the Indians classification about the Club’s use of the Chief Wahoo logo. During the constructive conversations, Paul Dolan done transparent that there are fans who have a longstanding connection to the trademark and its place in the story of the team. Nonetheless, the bar eventually concluded with my position that the trademark is no longer suitable for on-field use in Major League Baseball, and we conclude Mr. Dolan’s confirmation that stealing it from the on-field uniform by the start of the 2019 deteriorate is the right course.”
“We have consistently confirmed that we are responsive and supportive to both sides of the discussion,” pronounced Cleveland Indians owners Paul Dolan. “While we commend many of the fans have a longstanding connection to Chief Wahoo, I’m eventually in agreement with Commissioner Manfred’s enterprise to mislay the trademark from the uniforms in 2019.”