Cleveland Guardians Roller Derby files lawsuit, argues there can't be 2 teams with same name


Upon hearing the formal announcement that the Cleveland Indians were changing their name to the Cleveland Guardians, a shift which is set to debut in 2022, fans may have been surprised to find that there was already a established and set up. The catch? It was not a website for the soon-to-be baseball team, but instead was a site devoted to the Cleveland flat track roller derby team of the same name.

Now, that team is suing the MLB franchise on the grounds that "two sports teams in the same city cannot have identical names," according to a line in the intro of a lawsuit regarding the name change (h/t Talia Naquin of Fox 8 Cleveland).

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