Rob Manfred, the commissioner of Major League Baseball, plans to meet with Cleveland Indians owner Paul Dolan after the World Series to discuss the controversial Chief Wahoo logo the franchise has used for generations.

Although the team no longer uses Chief Wahoo, a grinning, red-faced caricature of a Native American, as its primary logo, it remains present on uniforms and caps and on fan garb.

“I know that that particular logo is offensive to some people,” Manfred said during a ceremony at which Kris Bryant and David Ortiz were presented with the Hank Aaron Award.

“And all of us at Major League Baseball understand why. Logos are, however, primarily a local matter. The local club makes decisions about its logos. Fans get attached to logos. They become part of a team’s history. So it’s not as easy as coming to the conclusion and realizing that the logo is offensive to some segment.

“I’ve talked to Dolan about this issue. We’ve agreed away from the World Series at an appropriate time we will have a conversation about this. I want to understand fully what his view is, and we’ll go from there. At this point in this context, I’m just not prepared to say more.”

A few protesters were in place for Game 1 Tuesday night in Cleveland. About a half-dozen held signs that read: “People Not Mascots,” “Stop Teaching Your Children Racism” and “Cleveland, Lose Your Shame, Change the Name.”

The Indians dropped Chief Wahoo as their primary logo three years ago, replacing it with a block “C.” For many fans, the logo is a beloved part of the team’s history. The Washington Redskins of the NFL face the same issue and a recent Washington Post poll showed that 9 of 10 Native Americans weren’t bothered by the name.

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