A report from the New York Times states that the Cleveland Indians will be dropping the nickname.
The writing has been on the wall for quite some time and it appears that things will be official soon. A New York Times report states that the Cleveland Indians will be dropping their nickname after lengthy discussions about the name. The team is yet to comment on the story which states an official announcement could be coming this week.
ESPN’s Jeff Passan has confirmed the story.
As Passan states, Cleveland has held the nickname for 105 years and there is a definite end date for the name. There has been a feeling that there was an end date was inevitable, but things are now definite. Change is coming to the corner of Carnegie and Ontario and that is a good thing.