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Boredom and frustration lead to exhiliaration and excitement in 5-4 win thanks to Hafner Grand Slam

The Cleveland Indians 47-39 in dramatic fashion walked off with the most incredible win so far in 2011. Coming into the game, the emotion of beating the Yankees was fresh. My wife and I went to batting practice. The player with the best swings was Matt LaPorta. He launched a... Continue reading "Boredom and frustration lead to exhiliaration and excitement in 5-4 win thanks to Hafner Grand Slam" »

Indians win 6-3 over Yankees with help from their former players

Yesterday morning I admit it. I tweeted that Austin Kearns was the biggest disappointment for the 2011 Cleveland Indians so far. Who could blame me? Kearns, coming into last night's 6-3 victory by the Tribe, was not hitting. He looked sluggish. I thought he needed to retire. However, last night... Continue reading "Indians win 6-3 over Yankees with help from their former players" »

Theories about why so many New York fans invaded Cleveland

On my way into work coming into downtown Cleveland, I saw Yankees fans in front of me, behind me, to the left of me, to the right of me. Every year this same thing happens for the Boston Red Sox also for fans. Why so many? Where were they coming... Continue reading "Theories about why so many New York fans invaded Cleveland" »

Cleveland wins 3rd in a row. Record now at 44-37. Carmona hurt however.

Last weekend had the Tribe getting swept. This weekend so far has been in the Tribe's favor and in line for a sweep of the Reds. A nine game road trip that ends this afternoon has the Indians at 4-4 going in to the final game. This happened yesterday afternoon... Continue reading "Cleveland wins 3rd in a row. Record now at 44-37. Carmona hurt however." »

With Hafner out, how will the team be affected in San Francisco?

Well it hasn't been pretty but it still is positive Indians fans. For a change, the offense has not been offensive and causing us to lose. The Indians are competitive and were in all of the games on the homestand. Now the team takes their game on the road again... Continue reading "With Hafner out, how will the team be affected in San Francisco?" »

What a trip the last 10 days has been for us fans!

Since I last wrote a blog, I traveled to New York to see the Indians lose 3 out of 4 in the Bronx, return home to see the Indians lose 2 out of 3 to rival Detroit and then sweep Pittsburgh at home, all while losing a beloved hitting coach... Continue reading "What a trip the last 10 days has been for us fans! " »

These are the days that try a team's soul but make a team better.

The Cleveland Indians finished 1-6 on the current homestand. The Indians are 8-13 since May 18th, 2011. They were swept by the Rangers and lost 2 out of 3 to the last place Twins. These are the hard cold facts. You just have to follow Twitter and realize something is... Continue reading "These are the days that try a team's soul but make a team better." »

Conversation gets me thinking

My co-worker and I had a conversation after the Indians dropped their 5th game in a row. "Well, did they win?" I muttered, "No they lost another" She happens to be a big basketball fan and a big LeBron supporter. I am not a LeBron supporter. I support Cleveland, especially... Continue reading "Conversation gets me thinking" »

Indians remain 33-21, in first place by 4.5 games. So why am I so concerned?

April was a time for the most wins in Indians franchise history (18). The Indians were surprising everyone and proving to be (01) in all of Major League Baseball. May (01) 2011, they had (19) and everyone was shocked. Now it is June (02) 2011 and the Indians are 33-21,... Continue reading "Indians remain 33-21, in first place by 4.5 games. So why am I so concerned?" »

After seeing red for 4-2 homestand, will the road be just what the Indians need?

5/21/2011 While at work during the game, I saw that this was going to be a pitching duel. Still, with the way, Ezequiel Carrera came off the bench to help the Indians win the previous night, one never really thinks the Indians are out of any close game in 2011.... Continue reading "After seeing red for 4-2 homestand, will the road be just what the Indians need?" »

Reflection for the Indians for 5/20/11: Its all about the vehicles

I went to the game last night with my family. What a great night for a ballgame it turned out to be! However, it did not start out this way as the Indians announced Travis Hafner was going to the DL. This added to another prominent superstar for the Tribe,... Continue reading "Reflection for the Indians for 5/20/11: Its all about the vehicles" »

Baseball is an ecstatic and a humbling game

Last Friday, the crowds came out and the Indians Travis Hafner drove the Indians to a dramatic last at bat win. The next two days were a washout. While we fans were still all wet, the Indians took their show on the road and scored 26 total runs and gave... Continue reading "Baseball is an ecstatic and a humbling game" »

Reflections of the Indians for 5/13/2011

My co-workers are not baseball fans. One does not show interest in sports outwardly and the other is a basketball fan. I, on the other hand, cannot get into basketball and am a diehard baseball fan. Yet, this 2011 Cleveland Indians team has us all watching the Cleveland Indians on... Continue reading "Reflections of the Indians for 5/13/2011" »

Indians win 14th straight at home in walk-off style

What once was looking ugly turned into a beautiful sight before and during the game. With ominous skies overhead and a threat of rain over Lake Erie, the Indians and Rays were stopped by a threat of rain. The rain never came at Progressive Field, thanks to several reports. The... Continue reading "Indians win 14th straight at home in walk-off style" »

To be the best, you have to beat the best!

The Cleveland Indians are doing exactly what we wanted so far on this road trip. They are competitive, in every game. I think fans would agree if we could finish at .500 after Sunday, we would all be satisfied. The Indians start Saturday's action with a 21-10 record and still... Continue reading "To be the best, you have to beat the best!" »
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