Cleveland team manager: Name change 'correct'
December 21, 2020
CLEVELAND — Manager Terry Francona praised the Cleveland Indians for trying to "do the right thing" with a name change that was inevitable — and necessary.
On Friday, Francona complimented the team's decision to drop its name after 105 years, a switch that came after months of internal discussions, meetings with numerous groups and one that will signal a new beginning for the AL club.
"I am proud of the fact that we are going to do something that is correct," Francona said on a Zoom call from his home in Arizona.