The team has no plans to get rid of Chief Wahoo permanently.
The Cleveland Indians have demoted their Chief Wahoo logo to their second alternate, owner Paul Dolan told the Cleveland Plain Dealer.
The franchise has no plans to get rid of the logo permanently.
“We have gone to the Block C as our primary mark,” Dolan said. “Clearly, we are using it more heavily than we are the Chief Wahoo logo.”
“We do have empathy for those who take issue with it,” Dolan added. “We have minimized the use of it and we’ll continue to do what we think is appropriate.”
Fans have seen the team wear Chief Wahoo less over the years. The logo was removed from the team’s road hats in 2011 and home batting helmet in 2013. The Indians will still wear the logo on the sleeve of their home jerseys.
The Chief Wahoo home cap was the highest seller for the team last season, according to the Plain Dealer.