3. Colors stick
It hit me at the end of the hype video when the “Guardians” script flashed across my screen. The last five letters are the same!
No, it’s not even close to being the same word, but all that script did was remind me of the word I’ve seen splashed across the home jersey ever since the Indians started playing at Jacobs Field back in 1994.
Additionally, the color scheme looks like it will remain the same, with red and blue being the team’s primary colors. You can wear your block C hat to the ballpark and continue to fit right in (Hopefully they come up with a cool mascot and logo though).
I know I won’t be the only one to recognize this, and for fans who will miss Indians, like myself, it will serve as a reminder to the team’s past.
Of course, it could go the other way. I suspect a healthy portion of fans will be angered at the reminder that their beloved Indians changed their name.
While it may take some time for fans to adjust, Guardians fans can take solace in that there will be professional baseball in Cleveland. That certainly beats the alternative of having no sports to watch from the end of the Cavs season to the start of the football season.
It’s going to take a while to get used to, but let’s go Guardians!