Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred wants the Cleveland Indians to “transition away” from the Chief Wahoo logo, league spokesman Pat Courtney said in a statement to The New York Times.
“We have specific steps in an identified process and are making progress,” Courtney added of the transition. “We are confident that a positive resolution will be reached that will be good for the game and the club.”
The Indians’ Chief Wahoo logo came under fire during the World Series. It is considered to be an offensive front to Native Americans, despite being loved by most of the Indians fan base.
“We certainly understand the sensitivities of the logo, those who find it insensitive and also those fans who have a longstanding attachment to its place in the history of the team,” said Indians’ senior vice president for public affairs, Bob DiBiasio.
The Indians hope to settle the issue at the end of the season.