23 Jul 2021 4:42 PM +00:00 UTC

Fans Want Groot to be the New Mascot for Cleveland Guardians

The very own pride of the place, Cleveland's professional baseball team changed its name from Indians to Guardians, a rebranding on their identity, and while people outside of the state were clueless as to what the reference of the new identifier of the group might be, fans are already calling for a new mascot for them and they want it to be Groot from the Guardians of the Galaxy.

Fans Want Groot to be the New Mascot for Cleveland Guardians
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Groot has been a beloved character ever since he debuted in the first Guardians of the Galaxy film, having to say only "I am Groot," easily made him a fan favorite. After his sacrifice to save the team, Rocket planted him again resulting in a very adorable Baby Groot, still saying the same words, and he got more love than ever since then.

The name change of the team would be in effect next season and it references Guardians of Traffic which came from the giant statues placed on the Hope Memorial Bridge near a ballpark in Cleveland. It easily picked up some noise online and with Guardians as their new identifier, Marvel fans start the jokes of having Groot as the new mascot of the team.

Even James Gunn, the director of the Guardians of the Galaxy and the upcoming The Suicide Squad, joked about having Rocket as part of the logo. Here are some of the reactions of the people on Twitter rooting for Groot as the new mascot of the Cleveland Guardians:

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While it would be an interesting thing to see Groot in a full baseball suit, it's all up to the team whether they would pick him as their new mascot. Of course, Baby Groot will definitely look cute in it, and the cheer from him would surely be "I am Groot!"

See Groot again on Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 scheduled for release on May 23, 2023.

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