Indians ‘not exactly aligned’ with MLB on Chief Wahoo issue, owner says
It’s unclear if Chief Wahoo will remain the Indians’ mascot, but team owner Paul Dolan said he is working on the i sue.For some time, many have asked the Indians to purge the Chief Wahoo logo, citing that it’s offensive. Dolan said he and the organization are working with the league to come to some sort of resolution, but that there are still some i sues.We’re not exactly aligned on its future, Dolan Albert Pujols Jersey said on 1590 WAKR, via the Akron Beacon Journal.But we will come to some understanding some time relatively soon, meaning before the start of the 2018 season and maybe sooner than that.Dolan admitted he understood why Bob Gibson Jersey people see the logo as offensive, but also said he has spoken to many Indians fans who love the logo, especially Ohio natives.There’s a lot of pre sure on the national scene, Dolan said. We may live in a little bit of a bubble in terms of how we see Chief Wahoo, and if you didn’t grow up here with it and you don’t have that emotional attachment and you look at it more objectively, you can see reason why some might offended by it. And the commi sioner is feeling that pre sure.Frankly, we were are on a path towards further mitigating the use of it, trying to find the right balance. We are Clevelanders. We have that relationship with Chief Wahoo that so many do, but we’re empathetic to those who find some reason to be offended by it. But at the core, we do think there’s some validity to that.The Indians are gunning to host the All-Star Game in 2019, which likelyis why talks of purging Chief Wahoo has become a hotter topic. MLB commi sioner Rob Manfred Adam Wainwright Jersey has talked of his distaste for the mascot and how he wants the Indians to get rid of it.