Man­fred keen to get rid of In­di­ans’ logo

Metro Canada (Calgary) - - SPECIAL REPORT: MORTGAGES - THE AS­SO­CI­ATED PRESS

Base­ball Com­mis­sioner Rob Man­fred has made his strong­est com­ments on want­ing the Cleve­land In­di­ans to erad­i­cate their Chief Wa­hoo logo. Man­fred has been in talks with In­di­ans owner Paul Dolan about abol­ish­ing the di­vi­sive sym­bol, which has sparked de­bate for decades.

In the past, Man­fred has only gone as far as say­ing he un­der­stood why many peo­ple find the logo of­fen­sive. Now, Man­fred ap­pears to be pres­sur­ing the In­di­ans, who have re­duced Wa­hoo’s vis­i­bil­ity in re­cent years, to make more sig­nif­i­cant changes.

MLB spokesman Pat Court­ney said in a state­ment to The As­so­ci­ated Press on Wed­nes­day that league of­fi­cials are con­fi­dent about reach­ing a pos­i­tive res­o­lu­tion for the game and the club.

“Thus far, there have been pro­duc­tive dis­cus­sions with the Cleve­land In­di­ans re­gard­ing the Com­mis­sioner’s de­sire to tran­si­tion away from the Chief Wa­hoo logo,” Court­ney said.

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