During their playoff run towards representing the American League in the 2016 World Series, the Cleveland Indians caught a lot of attention due to the fact that they preferred to wear their navy alternate uniforms for the vast majority of postseason play. This meant that the infamous Chief Wahoo logo was displayed prominently on their uniforms — despite the fact that there were claims from Cleveland that they were going to de-emphasize the use of the logo.
As it turns out, the team dropping a different uniform from their rotation has had ramifications on this uniform in particular. According to Paul Hoynes of cleveland.com, the team has indeed dropped their cream alternate uniforms, but the red hat that they wore with those uniforms will now be worn with the navy alternate uniforms for home games. That means that even though Wahoo is still on the sleeves of the navy alternate, it won’t be on the hats.
There’s no word on whether or not they’ll bring the red hats with them on the road and wear them with the navy alts, nor is there any word on if this has anything to do with a “conversation” that MLB is planning to have with Cleveland’s ownership over the logo. This probably doesn’t signal the end for Chief Wahoo either, as for all we know, the team could choose to keep on wearing the logo on their new alternate that’s due to come out for the 2018 season. But for now, expect their navy uniforms to have a new wrinkle for next season.
What do you all think? Do you believe that the red hats look good with the navy uniforms?