After much debate as to whether the Cleveland Baseball Team would select a badass historical moniker (the Spiders was right there you guys), or something new, they made the official announcement of their re-brand on Friday morning with an admittedly pretty great video. Tom Hanks tells us of the spirit and strength of the city of Cleveland all while building up to the big reveal.
The new Cleveland name? The Guardians.
Together, we are all... pic.twitter.com/R5FnT4kv1I— Cleveland Indians (@Indians) July 23, 2021
It’s not an out-of-nowhere selection, as it pays tribute to the Guardians of Traffic, two art deco sculptures on the Hope Memorial Bridge in Cleveland.
The team has likewise taken some of the art deco inspiration from the figures to incorporate into their new jersey and logo designs. Either that or whoever designed these is a really big fan of classic Jay Garrick Flash.
The Cleveland Indians announce they are changing their name to the Guardians. pic.twitter.com/1xP1FyMsbh— Sporting News (@sportingnews) July 23, 2021
So now, 19 games a season, the Tigers will square off against division rivals the Guardians.
What do you think of the new Cleveland team name? Good, bad, ugly?
Do you like the new Cleveland team name?
This poll is closed
At least it’s not racist
I’m calling them the Spiders