Chief Wahoo still apart of Cleveland’s fan cultutre


July 9, 2019 - 10:31 AM

CLEVELAND (AP) — An hour before the first pitch of a series opener against Kansas City, a steady flow of fans stream into the Indians’ team shop at Progressive Field to buy new All-Star merchandise and other Cleveland gear — some bearing his unmistakable smiling face.

Chief Wahoo still plays here.

The Indians’ fiercely debated logo and longtime mascot — a shameful racist figure to some, source of civic joy to others — is no longer on the field, but he hasn’t completely gone away. 

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