Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images Morning News and Notes for Tuesday, July 7, 2020 Indians schedule announced The Indians will play each divisional opponent 10 times, with 20 games of interleague play against NL Central teams.
After the Washington Redskins announced they'd be launching a full review of their controversial team name, the Cleveland Indians said they'd be doing the same shortly after. Cleveland shortstop Francisco Lindor is only the latest member of the team to show his support toward changing the team's longstanding nickname.
The Washington NFL franchise’s announcement of a “thorough review” of its name instantly was interpreted as a decision to change it. The Cleveland MLB franchise’s decision to consider changing its name wasn’t.
The Cleveland Indians have joined the Washington Redskins in saying they will evaluate whether they should change their team nickname, and manager Terry Francona is among those who would welcome a rebranding.
The Washington NFL franchise isn’t alone in taking a look at its name. The Cleveland MLB franchise is now doing the same thing. “We are committed to making a positive impact in our community and embrace our responsibility to advance social justice and equality,” the team said in a statement.
In the wake of the potential forthcoming name change of the NFL’s Washington Redskins, the Cleveland Indians appear to be approaching a reckoning of their own. Here's the statement the organization issued.
Indians outfielder Delino DeShields Jr. has tested positive for COVID-19, president of baseball operations Chris Antonetti told reporters this morning at the team’s summer camp (Twitter link via Ryan Lewis of the Akron Beacon-Journal).
All told, Lindor donated 150 pairs of New Balance sneakers to the staff at Marymount Hospital. For people who spend an excruciating amount of time on their feet treating patients, new shoes presumably were a pleasant surprise.