The full quote from veteran baseball columnist Paul Hoynes in yesterday’s Cleveland Plain Dealer was: “There is no life in their eyes, arms, gloves or bats. There is only defeat, loads and loads of defeat.” Ernest Hemingway couldn’t have written more aptly.
With just a couple months left in the regular season, there’s certainly been enough evidence presented to answer the question “contender or pretender?” for the Tribe.
Someone please wake up Bud Selig or pull him away from his early bird special. I am sitting with my Grandpa in Mantua, Ohio, watching the Yankees beat up the Indians, and I just saw one of the worst calls I have seen in a long time.
The Cincinnati Reds and Cleveland Indians each lead their respective divisions at the moment. How did this happen? Can they stay on top? Is Kevin Youkilis Cleveland bound?
Counterpoint: A Cleveland Resident and Indians’ Fan Perspective on Low Attendance at Progressive Field
Yesterday on this very web site there was an article written by AJ Kaufman in which he wrote about the lack of attendance at Cleveland Indians games despite the time being in first place. The article is well-presented, but I happen to disagree with some of AJ’s opinion on the issue. In this post, I’ll present reasons as to why this disagreement exists.