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Terry Francona thinks it is time to move on with name change

Morning News and Notes for Saturday, December 19, 2020

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Francona is less positive on the possibility of MLB regulating infield shifts.

Cleveland Baseball Team News

Terry Francona on name change, 2021 outlook | Cleveland Indians -“We've always said we didn't ever want to be disrespectful,” Francona said. “But I think we found in 2020 that just saying that wasn't correct anymore.”

Indians manager Francona says team's name change "correct" - ABC News
Manager Terry Francona praised the Cleveland Indians for trying to “do the right thing” by changing their name

Terry Francona is still not too keen on MLB banning infield shifts, but the tide might be turning - - The idea of regulating infield shifts is gaining support among MLB managers.

Four years after Indigenous man’s human rights case, Cleveland removing ‘Indians’ from team name | Law Times - Douglas Cardinal challenged team’s name and logo when they played Toronto Blue Jays in 2016 ACLS

Nick Swisher Has A New Name Idea for Cleveland | The People's Sports Podcast - The Cleveland Indians are changing their name in 2022. Charlotte Wilder and Mark Titus bring in Nick Swisher to run some new name ideas by him, but he has some ideas of his own.

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