105 years after Cleveland's American League ball club ditched the 'Naps' as their team name and changed it to the 'Indians,' they look to be ready to make a change once again.
Amid a revolution within the NFL and the Redskins organization that will most likely result in a departure from that team name to something without racial connotations, the Indians may be following a similar path of action. A statement from the team details the thought processes, goals and visions of such a momentous decision.
It was in 2018 when the Indians ditched their longtime mascot, Chief Wahoo, due to its controversial and highly criticized appearance on team uniforms and apparel.
The team has used a large 'C' as a primary logo on their hats, but a more comprehensive rebrand may be in store as well, following these discussions.
One name that has been floated around frequently has been the 'Spiders,' which was a baseball franchise in Cleveland in the late 1800s and featured greats such as Cy Young, who played for the Spiders from 1890 to 1898.
Similarly, the Redskins are receiving several suggestions from fans, analysts and other figures around sports on how they should change their name for the better. We'll be sure to see several other suggestions come out of this as the days continue and talks pick up steam.