Cleveland Indians

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Cleveland Wins Last Home Game Before Name Change

Indians will be Guardians next season

(Newser) - As they've done in countless ninth innings over decades, fans in Progressive Field stood to cheer during the final three outs. It was different Monday. They chanted "Let's Go Indians!" One last time. The Indians won their final home game before becoming the Guardians, beating the...

Indians Are Now Guardians, and Twitter Is in a Mood

Some love the name and some have no idea what it means

(Newser) - Does anything really happen until it’s roasted on Twitter? The baseball team formerly known as the Cleveland Indians is now the Cleveland Guardians . Sure, there’s a contingency of people who saw no need for a change. And there are plenty of people who are puzzled because they don’...

Baseball's Newest Team Name: The Guardians

Cleveland is no longer the Indians

(Newser) - Known as the Indians since 1915, Cleveland’s Major League Baseball team will now be called the Guardians, per the AP . The ballclub announced the name change Friday with a video on Twitter narrated by "Cleveland fan" Tom Hanks, ending months of internal discussions triggered by a national reckoning...

Cleveland Indians' Josh Naylor Suffers Gruesome Injury

'The whole dugout was really in shock'

(Newser) - "The whole dugout was really in shock" after seeing Josh Naylor break his ankle in a collision with teammate Ernie Clement Sunday, says Cleveland Indians catcher Rene Rivera. The 225-pound right fielder slammed into second baseman Clement as they chased a popup in the fourth inning of the Minneapolis...

There's a Frontrunner Name to Replace 'Indians'

The Cleveland Spiders, anyone?

(Newser) - The Cleveland Indians are poised to drop "Indians" from their name, though the timetable is uncertain. Now the inevitable guessing game has begun on what the new name will be. Both USA Today and CBS Sports suggest the Cleveland Spiders is a frontrunner. This was actually the name of...

Another Controversial Team Name Is Getting Changed

Sources say Cleveland's baseball team could make formal announcement this week

(Newser) - In a not altogether unexpected move, the Cleveland Indians will no longer be called the Indians. Three sources tell the New York Times that the baseball team will drop the name, though it's not yet clear what will happen next. As the Times notes, there are quite a few...

Cleveland Players, Owner Meet to Discuss Name Change

No decision on 'Indians' was made

(Newser) - Cleveland's players met Tuesday with owner Paul Dolan to discuss a potential name change for the team, which has been called the Indians for the past 105 years. Manager Terry Francona said the group had an “honest” conversation and he came away proud of how it was handled...

Another Team Mulls a Name Change
Another Team 
Mulls a Name Change

Another Team Mulls a Name Change

The Cleveland Indians tweets about willingness to make a change

(Newser) - The Cinders? The Castles? The Spiders? Whatever they choose, the Cleveland Indians organization said Friday it might just get a new team name, the New York Post reports. In light of "the recent social unrest in our community," the team tweeted , "committed to engaging our community and...

Before the Game, Citizenship
Before the Game, Citizenship

Before the Game, Citizenship

Carlos Santana of Cleveland Indians take the oath

(Newser) - Not even a cold, rainy day could hinder Carlos Santana's joyful smile. The Indians first baseman was sworn in as a US citizen on Friday, taking the oath with 83 others while his two young daughters fought for his attention, per the AP . Afterward, Santana beamed with pride. "...

Major League Player Fights Deadly Infection

Cleveland Indian Leonys Martin's organs damaged by 'life-threatening' illness, but he's on the mend

(Newser) - It's going to take "weeks, not days" for an MLB player to recuperate from what's now being revealed as a dangerous bacterial infection that went after his organs—but Cleveland Indians President Chris Antonetti said the worst appears to be over for Leonys Martin. ESPN and the...

Baseball Has a Bizarre 9/11 Controversy

Cleveland pitcher Trevor Bauer denies marking mound with conspiracy

(Newser) - It's the weirdest controversy of the young baseball season. Cleveland Indians pitcher Trevor Bauer is fending off accusations that he used his cleats to make a statement on the mound about the 9/11 attacks, reports . "Checked Twitter to see a bunch of people making ridiculous accusations,...

Cleveland Indians Ditching 'Chief Wahoo' Logo

Team will wear the controversial design for one more season

(Newser) - Chief Wahoo's days are numbered. The Cleveland Indians will remove the controversial logo of a caricatured Indian brave's face as of the 2019 season, reports the AP . That means the logo, which has been used since 1947 but is today deemed racist by Native American groups and others,...

Cleveland Indians' Amazing Streak Ends at 22

Team lost Friday night to Kansas City Royals

(Newser) - The Cleveland Indians can return to clinching their division and playoff preparations. Their historic winning streak is, well, history. Cleveland had its AL record run stopped at 22 straight games on Friday night as the Indians were beaten 4-3 by the Kansas City Royals, who became the first team to...

An Astonishing Streak Is Taking Place in Baseball

Cleveland wins 22nd game in a row in dramatic fashion

(Newser) - On a winning streak that just won't stop, the Cleveland Indians have posted shutouts, blowouts, and routine wins. All that was missing were a walk-off victory and extra innings. "Check those two off," closer Cody Allen said, per the AP . "We're checking all the boxes....

After Cleveland Indians Do the Unthinkable, Company Out $2M

It offered a promo for customer rebates if team won 15 in a row

(Newser) - The co-owners of an Ohio company that installs windows, doors, and siding watched Thursday night's Cleveland Indians game very closely—and those owners may now wish they stuck with home improvement over sports wagers. Per ESPN , the Indians stomped the Chicago White Sox 11-2, which meant Universal Windows Direct...

Cleveland Indians World Series Merch Will Be Destroyed

Losing team's gear used to go to charity

(Newser) - Cleveland fans won't be getting any merchandise celebrating an Indians World Series win—and neither will people in need around the world. Championship products are usually produced for both sides so they can be sold to celebrating fans. For 10 years starting in 2005, the losing side's championship...

Cubs Fans Go Wild as 108-Year Drought Ends
Cubs Fans Go Wild
as 108-Year Drought Ends

Cubs Fans Go Wild as 108-Year Drought Ends

'Next year' has finally arrived

(Newser) - In Chicago, next year is here. At exactly 11:47pm local time Wednesday night, the Chicago Cubs won the World Series title that had eluded them for 108 years. Fans who packed bars to watch the games on television near Wrigley Field—neither of which existed back in 1908—erupted...

Curse Over: Cubs Win It All in Game 7
Curse Over: Cubs Win
It All in Game 7

Curse Over: Cubs Win It All in Game 7

Beat Cleveland Indians 8-7 in 10th inning

(Newser) - Mike Montgomery retired Michael Martinez for the final out with a runner on in the 10th inning, and the Chicago Cubs ended baseball's longest championship drought by beating the Cleveland Indians 8-7 in Game 7 of the World Series, the AP reports. The Cubs won their first championship since...

Fans Pay Record-Busting Bucks for Game 7 of World Series

Pair of seats behind Cubs dugout went for $19.5K each

(Newser) - A World Series win Tuesday night by the Chicago Cubs against the Cleveland Indians has forced a Game 7—and apparently forced someone with a lot of disposable income to open up quite a bit of their wallet. Per MarketWatch , a pair of seats behind the Cubs dugout at Cleveland'...

Cubs Take It to Game 7
 Cubs Take It to Game 7

Cubs Take It to Game 7

They hammer Indians 9-3

(Newser) - After 108 years, what's one more day? The Chicago Cubs are far from finished—they're frothing. Addison Russell hit a grand slam and tied a World Series record with six RBIs, and Chicago took advantage of a huge early misplay in Cleveland's outfield as the Cubs throttled...

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