History will be made in Cleveland this afternoon when the Cleveland Indians play their last home game ever as The Cleveland Indians. In a much publicized and widely criticized move announced this summer, the teams’ ownership announced they would change the name of Cleveland’s American League Baseball franchise to The Guardians, at the end of the season. It seems criticism of the move has died down recently. Maybe that’s because this season will end as so many others have in over the past several decades without a post-season appearance for the Clevelanders, or maybe because in the broad picture what a major league baseball team calls itself really has no impact at all on our lives. What we won’t know until 2,022 tickets go on sale is whether Indians fans will express their opinions with their wallets deciding if they will spend their money to see The Guardians play. The teams’ ownership appears willing to to take the chance that the name change won’t significantly impact the number of fans in the stands next season, as they hope to placate those who’ve found the Indians name offensive. That’s the way I see it..