Blue Jays announcer Jerry Howarth won't say Indians during ALCS - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

Blue Jays announcer Jerry Howarth won't say Indians during ALCS broadcast

(Source: Cleveland Indians) (Source: Cleveland Indians)
DOWNTOWN CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) -

Those planning to listen to Toronto Blue Jays announcer Jerry Howarth during the upcoming American League Championship Series may already know what word he plans to omit during broadcasts.

Howarth made the decision not to use team names like "Indians" or "Braves" after Toronto won the 1992 World Series over Atlanta, according to a report from the Toronto Star.

The report says he also makes it a practice not to use phrases like "powwow on the mound," as not to offend First Nations people, an indigenous American Indian community in Canada.

Game 1 of the seven-game ALCS is scheduled for 8:08 p.m. on Friday in Cleveland. Tickets for ALCS games in Cleveland went on sale Tuesday morning at 10 a.m., and all of the available seats sold out in 20 minutes.

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