Indians to Guardians transition continues: their stadium slate shield is removed

Lyou Indians began removal of the team’s logo from the giant slate at Progressive Field on Tuesday as part of the transition to the new Guardians name.

A crew of workers undertook to dismantle the letters, starting with the “I”.

Is about another step in the identity change for the Major League Baseball club, which became known as the Indians since 1915.

Removal of the letters should take several days. The sign will be kept in a warehouse while the club looks for a permanent place for it.

A new sign with the name “Guardians” will replace the old and will be ready for the opening day of the 2022 season.

The American League franchise announced at the beginning of the year the change of name due to the national repudiation of the use of racist names and symbols.

The team has already removed the other posters inside and outside the stadium located in downtown Cleveland. The official name change will take effect in a few weeks when the Guardians’ apparel goes on sale.

The change hit a snag last week when a roller derby team, calling itself Cleveland Guardians since 2013, sued the baseball club in federal court in Cleveland.

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