Cleveland Indians ready to discuss team name change – The Athletic


After 105 years, the Cleveland Indian nickname may be on time. With the NFL Washington Redskins launching an internal review of their team’s nickname this week, the Indians have initiated plans to further explore and consider their own to come up. The subject toured the Indian front office on Friday, the first full day of training in the spring at Progressive Field.

“We are committed to making a positive impact in our community and assume our responsibility to advance social justice and equality,” the team said in a statement to The Athletic on Friday evening. “Our organization fully recognizes that the name of our team is one of the most visible ways to connect with the community.

“We have had ongoing organizational discussions on these issues. The recent unrest in our community and our country has only underscored the need for us to continue to improve as an organization on issues of …


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