Cleveland Indians will soon become the Guardians, and Twitter has things to say

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It’s official: The Cleveland Indians will become the Cleveland Guardians.

The announcement was made Friday, and people on Twitter had some opinions.

For some background, the name change process began in June 2020, after the team went through a process of learning how the team name “Indians” impacted different constituencies and how it intersected with the team’s values, according to team’s website.

In picking the name, the team compiled 140 hours of interviews with fans, community leaders and front office personnel, surveyed 40,000 and conducted 100+ hours of brainstorming sessions, among other things.

In the end, they landed on the Guardians, and explained what it means to them: “To protect, to keep watch, to defend. For Clevelanders, this is a way of life. We fight together for what we believe in. And if we get knocked down, we pick each other right back up and keep fighting. We’re resilient, hard working and loyal -- to this city and to each other. That’s what it means to be Cleveland Guardians.”

People took to Twitter to give their opinion.

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