MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred and Cleveland Indians owner Paul Dolan have reportedly discussed a logo change for the team. The current “Chief Wahoo” logo, which has been in use since the 1940s, has been criticized as being offensive to Native Americans. The spotlight on the team has increased, however, as it is set to host the 2019 All-Star Game, and played in the World Series last season. “I’m not going to speculate about what I want the end of the process to be,” Manfred said, although he has said he “understands” why the logo is viewed as offensive. “I think that Paul has been fantastic about engaging in conversations. I want those conversations to continue, and I think we’ll produce a result that will be good for the Indians and good for baseball.” Manfred added that it would be premature to speculate on a potential outcome or agreement between the league and the Indians. While the logo remains in use, the team often wears caps displaying a red “C” rather than the “Wahoo” logo.
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