Social media reaction came in quickly following the team’s announcement.
CLEVELAND — EDITOR’S NOTE: The video in the player above is from a previous story.
The Cleveland Indians are now the Cleveland Guardians. And as the team made the official announcement in a video posted on their social media accounts, fan reaction came in fast and furious.
Some famous names and faces were among the first to get on the record with their thoughts. Tom Hanks, who began his career in Cleveland, was the voice of the team’s video announcement.
Today Show personality Al Roker also tweeted his approval of the new name shortly after the announcement, saying he can’t wait to wear the merchandise.
Most fans agreed and were behind the new name the team chose, including Twitter user Ben Gartland, who called the name “dope.”
Twitter user Mike Cole also likes the name, calling it “awesome” and explaining where the team got it.
But not everyone was happy. Many Twitter users were upset with the choice.
And some were fine with the name, but weren’t fans of the new logos.
Facebook user Cindy Fox Toman was not a fan of the name change. She posted, “Meh. Clevelanders will spend their baseball lifetime explaining it. No one who isn’t from Cleveland will have a clue.”
The name change will officially happen after this season.
EDITOR’S NOTE: The video in the player below is from a previous story.
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