The Cleveland Indians are no more.
In a video narrated by Oscar award-winning actor Tom Hanks, the Major League Baseball team in Cleveland announced they are changing their name for the first time in over 100 years to the Guardians after criticism that the name “Indians” and their mascot Chief Wahoo were insensitive towards Native Americans.
The team also dropped a new logo amid their rebranding.
The new logos of the Cleveland Guardians. pic.twitter.com/HmEz9nbbVI
— Joe Pompliano (@JoePompliano) July 23, 2021
MLB fans had plenty of interesting reactions to the unveiling of the Cleveland Guardians.
when the Cleveland Guardians drop a logo that's terrible but not racist pic.twitter.com/zK819QQ2cE
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) July 23, 2021
The Cleveland Guardians sounds like a crappy indoor soccer team no one watches.
— Tim Young (@TimRunsHisMouth) July 23, 2021
As expected, the Guardians logo is infinitely worse than several of the fan created logos floating around. Is anyone actually choosing the first one over the second one here? pic.twitter.com/sevwYgUIjp
— Scoops (@ejmaroun) July 23, 2021
The Guardians logo looks well done and I think the name is solid, but I'm mourning all of the incredible uniform and logo designs that could've come from Cleveland changing their name to the Spiders
— Joon 이준엽 (@joonlee) July 23, 2021
Guardians is video-game-without-MLB-rights-ass name, and the font looks weirdly blocky, but the little baseball logo is cool. https://t.co/x6UH7BRBdi
— Andrew Flax (@ajflax) July 23, 2021
gas station logo https://t.co/5thBBE8IiV
— sexual "the ivory enigma" jumanji (@MostCrucified) July 23, 2021
The Cleveland Guardians blew a 3-1 lead.
Yep. Still works.
— Michael Cerami (@Michael_Cerami) July 23, 2021
Me: Major League Soccer sucks ass at naming teams
Major League Baseball: Hold my beer pic.twitter.com/CzYYNzniKF
— Katelyn Burns (@transscribe) July 23, 2021
“Now batting lead off for your Guardians, Rocket Raccoon!” pic.twitter.com/NoIt56agXR
— JHersh (@JHershey21) July 23, 2021
The Cleveland Guardians are gonna fucking dominate the Arena Football League this year I can’t wait
— Glenny Balls (@Glenny_balls) July 23, 2021
I get why Cleveland went with the Guardians, but the Spiders would've been so fucking cool. And it is tough to introduce the new identity with bland logos.
More importantly, how about jumping out of the time loop of being bad, then being almost great, then trading star player. pic.twitter.com/R4ZWZn5JSk
— Jeff D (MovieRankings.net) (@JeffDLowe) July 23, 2021