The press conference will begin at 2 p.m. ET and can be watched in the video player above, as well as on WKYC Channel 3 and our Facebook and YouTube pages. Expected to speak at Friday afternoon’s press conference are the following:
“We are excited to usher in the next era of the deep history of baseball in Cleveland,” Dolan said in a statement released earlier on Friday.
“Cleveland has and always will be the most important part of our identity. Therefore, we wanted a name that strongly represents the pride, resiliency and loyalty of Clevelanders. ‘Guardians’ reflects those attributes that define us while drawing on the iconic Guardians of Traffic just outside the ballpark on the Hope Memorial Bridge.
“It brings to life the pride Clevelanders take in our city and the way we fight together for all who choose to be part of the Cleveland baseball family. While ‘Indians’ will always be a part of our history, our new name will help unify our fans and city as we are all Cleveland Guardians.”