MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred stated today that he wants the Cleveland Indians to "transition away from the Chief Wahoo logo", and MLB spokesperson Pat Courtney said that there are steps and ideas in motion for the team and league to move on from the Chief logo.
The Chief Wahoo logo has been somewhat of an ordeal for the last few years, same as is the Washington Redskins name and logo, and in 2013 we did see the Indians remove The Chief from their hat's, replacing his logo with a "C". The logo is considered racist and offensive to not only the Native American community, but activists everywhere. There have been protests on opening day and throughout the season for the last few years, and it seems that now the next big step forward will be coming sooner rather than later.
However, Cleveland has said it would rather address the issue after the season, as to avoid conflicts with fans, the team, and the league. Certain fans of the Cleveland Indians are very, very, passionate about keeping Chief Wahoo, as it is a "character" that many fans have embraced and taken to.
The Indians', along with the Washington Redskins' have stated that they do not find the logo or name to be offensive, and they certainly don't mean to offend anyone, siting the history and their attempt at "honoring" the cultures that these represent.
With the Commissioner speaking out against it, I have a strong feeling that within the next two seasons, we will see Chief Wahoo retired, or revised, possibly forever.