The Major League Baseball team in Cleveland isn’t changing its name. It is, however, making a major logo adjustment.
The Cleveland Indians are changing their primary logo from the traditional Chief Wahoo to the far less polarizing “Block C,” according to Uni Watch’s Paul Lukas. The Indians’ uniforms won’t change, and the Chief Wahoo logo will still appear on the club’s home cap and sleeves.
Fans probably won’t notice too much of a difference — at least next season — in the wake of this change. There will be less of Chief Wahoo and more of the “Block C,” but Chief Wahoo will still be kicking around. Chief Wahoo has been the club’s primary logo since the 1940s.
Cleveland’s logo change is noteworthy, though. While Chief Wahoo is revered by many Indians fans, others feel that it is racist toward Native Americans. It now appears that the organization is trying to de-emphasize the Chief Wahoo logo, although the club has never admitted such.
Chief Wahoo photo (left) via Twitter/@kellyythomas
Block C photo (right) via Twitter/@UniWatch