Baseball’s most contentious uniform is gone as of the 2019 season. The Cleveland Indians, at the urging of Major League Baseball, have said goodbye to Chief Wahoo as an on-field logo after years of protests and bickering about whether he’s still appropriate in 2018.
At this point, no matter what side of the debate you’re on, what’s done is done and Wahoo is gone. This also means the Indians needed some new threads for 2019. New home alternate jerseys were unveiled Monday in Cleveland. They didn’t have Wahoo’s red face, but they still had plenty of red:
We’re seein’ red in 2019! 🔴
— Cleveland Indians (@Indians) November 19, 2018
Notable: The logo for the 2019 All-Star Game, which Cleveland is hosting, gets the shoulder-patch treatment. That’s where Wahoo lived in recent years — even as the team shifted to the “Block-C” being its primary logo, Wahoo still got a shoulder patch and a spot on the team’s secondary cap. Wahoo was the team’s primary logo from 1946 until 2013.
No more. MLB announced earlier this year that Wahoo was “no longer appropriate” and the Indians announced he’d be going away for 2019, a decision that inspired plenty of push-back from loyal Indians fans and people who hate anything resembling political correctness.
This will certainly spill into 2019, as the team prepares for its first Wahoo-less season. And when it takes the field, here’s a full rundown of what Cleveland will look like:
The @Indians revealed new uniform options for the 2019 season today!
Check them out! pic.twitter.com/NVDjm73BNS
— SportsTime Ohio (@SportsTimeOhio) November 19, 2018
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