1st District Congressman issues statement on Georgia baseball team name

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Updated: Dec. 19, 2020 at 4:46 PM EST
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SAVANNAH, Ga. (WTOC) -Georgia Congressman Buddy Carter shared a statement regarding the Atlanta Braves’ team name on Saturday.

WTOC has reached out to both Warnock and Ossoff’s campaigns for comment.

The statement comes after Cleveland Indians’ owner Paul Dolan made headlines by announcing that the team will change their name.

In an exclusive interview with The Associated Press on Monday, Dolan said: “The name is no longer acceptable in our world.”

Dolan said the team will continue to be called Indians until a new name is chosen. That “multi-stage” process is in its early stages and the team will play — and be branded — as the Indians at least through next season.

“We’ll be the Indians in 2021 and then after that, it’s a difficult and complex process to identify a new name and do all the things you do around activating that name,” Dolan said. “We are going to work at as quick a pace as we can while doing it right.

In the National Football League, Washington has simply changed their name for the time being to “The Washington Football Team”. They were formerly the Washington Redskins, but made the change over the summer.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution recently reported that the Braves remain committed to their current name.

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