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Cleveland Baseball’s new mascot should honor the city

There are many reports that the upcoming Cleveland Indians chose a new mascot in honor of some of the city’s most famous icons.

Last week, CBS Sportsline reported that someone in New York who wasn’t on the team registered the name Cleveland Guardians, a practice known as “illegal occupation.”

Cleveland’s television station sponsors a poll showing “Guardians” as the most popular name choice among fans.

There’s nothing official from the team either way, but it’s possible that an entity leaks something and sees how you react to it.

The name comes from the four giants who decorate the Hope Memorial Bridge in downtown Cleveland, the Guardian of Traffic, and has been part of the city’s identity for nearly 90 years.

If you haven’t seen them in person, it’s worth a drive.

New York City artist Henry Hering carved an Art Deco figure from a 43-foot sandstone slab carefully selected from Berea. They were named by Wilbur Watson, a city bridge engineer who pointed out that they symbolized advances in carriage-to-car transportation.

Cleveland Baseball’s new mascot should honor the city

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