Man­fred to meet with In­di­ans about logo

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - SPORTS -

Base­ball Com­mis­sioner Rob Man­fred says he plans to meet with In­di­ans owner Paul Dolan fol­low­ing the World Se­ries to dis­cuss the team’s con­tin­ued use of the con­tro­ver­sial Chief Wa­hoo logo.

CLEVE­LAND >> Base­ball Com­mis­sioner Rob Man­fred says he plans to meet with In­di­ans owner Paul Dolan fol­low­ing the World Se­ries to dis­cuss the team’s con­tin­ued use of the con­tro­ver­sial Chief Wa­hoo logo.

The smil­ing, red-faced sym­bol has stirred strong opin­ions for years. Man­fred said he un­der­stands “that par­tic­u­lar logo is of­fen­sive to some peo­ple, and all of us at Ma­jor League Base­ball un­der­stand why.”

Man­fred said he also ap­pre­ci­ates the seg­ment of fans who are at­tached to the char­ac­ter, which still ap­pears on some of the In­di­ans’ caps and sleeves of game jer­seys.

The In­di­ans dropped Chief Wa­hoo as their pri­mary logo three years ago, re­plac­ing it with a block “C,” but that isn’t enough for some groups who want it abol­ished com­pletely.

Man­fred said he and Dolan agreed to put off dis­cus­sion un­til after the Se­ries. Dur­ing the AL Cham­pi­onship Se­ries, a judge in Canada quashed a last-minute ef­fort to at­tempt to bar the team from us­ing its name and logo when it played against the Blue Jays in Toronto.

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