Com­mis­sioner urg­ing In­di­ans to scrap Wa­hoo logo

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CLEVE­LAND | Base­ball Com­mis­sioner Rob Man­fred has made his strong­est com­ments yet 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.

MLB spokesman Pat Court­ney said in a state­ment to The As­so­ci­ated Press on Wed­nes­day that Man­fred wants to tran­si­tion away from the logo. 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 to make more sig­nif­i­cant changes.

Pro­test­ers gath­ered out­side Pro­gres­sive Field on Tues­day to demon­strate against the team’s us­age of the red-faced, smil­ing logo.

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