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Indians Wahoo Less in Toronto; Team Removes Mascot From Uniform Sleeve for Series

In a move that is sure to fire up Indians fans that support Chief Wahoo, the Indians on Thursday night were without their longtime mascot, removing him from their sleeve of their uniforms.

The move will officially become permanent next season, but the decision to remove the logo for the series in Toronto came partially by a failed legal challenge against the team when it played in Toronto during the 2016 AL Championship Series.

While Cleveland played the Blue Jays, a lawsuit was filed to have the logo and team name banned from Canadian TV. A judge dismissed the case, but instead of having another set of headlines about the mascot, the Indians decided just to take it off for the four-game set.

No word on if Wahoo will return for anymore games this regular or postseason.

Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE.

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