Guardians baseball merchandise sale postponed months after lawsuit with roller derby team

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Cleveland baseball fans will have to wait a little longer to get their hold on Guardians merchandise. Team merchandise was set to go on sale Monday, but the team postponed the event, according to

The team declined comment to In October, a Cleveland roller derby team named the "Guardians" sued the Cleveland baseball team over its new name. The Cleveland baseball team has not announced when Guardians merchandise will go on sale.

Cleveland's baseball team — previously known as the Indians — announced in July it would change its name to the Guardians for the 2022 MLB season. It's the first time the team has changed its name in over 100 years.

The roller derby team was allegedly willing to sell the name to the baseball team. The baseball team reportedly offered "just four figures" for the name in June, according to the roller derby team's attorney. The roller derby team turned it down.

The baseball team is confident the name change will work out. In November, the team removed the massive "Indians" sign above the scoreboard in left field. Team president Chris Antonetti appeared at the GM meetings in November wearing a polo featuring the team's new "C" logo.

Indians sign at Progressive Field gets taken down.
Workers removed the "Indians" sign from Progressive Field in November. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)