Showing posts with label cleveland indians. Show all posts
Showing posts with label cleveland indians. Show all posts

Monday, October 8, 2018

The Astros Finish Off The Tribe Thank God

The Houston Astros put the Cleveland Indians to rest with a convincing 11-3 win and a sweep of the three-game series. Cleveland in recent years has struggled in the playoffs and this scenario has continued in 2018. Since the loss to the Cubs in the World Series, this team just does not look the same. It hard to say how much that has taken out of this team, but it's evident something is not right. Corey Kluber continues to struggle in the playoffs and other players have not stepped up when needed.

Hitting in the playoffs is critical if you want to win a series. Cleveland's hitters went AWOL and Houston pitching mowed through them like a lawnmower through the grass. Cleveland during the regular season hit the ball well, but towards the end of the season, they did struggle. Those struggles continue against a Houston pitching staff that was lights out in all three games.

Cleveland's front office has some thinking to do this offseason. Do they change the manager or is there other issues holding this team back. I do know one thing the window of opportunity is closing rapidly for this team. Cleveland must make some tough decisions in the offseason.  Moves must be made and some bold ones could happen because of this pathetic showing in the playoffs.


Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Chief Wahoo Dies A Slow Death In Cleveland

Chief Wahoo was created in 1947 and has stood the test of time, but that will end in 2018. The character which has been associated with the Cleveland Indians will be phase out. In 2019 there will no longer be a Chief Wahoo logo on uniforms or around the stadium. MLB Baseball has been pushing for this and finally they were able to get it done. I understand both sides, but I really see no harm in keeping Chief Wahoo. The reality is if you wanted to you could find something wrong with every kind of logo if you wanted. Native Americans are offended by it and I understand that, but we cannot eliminate eveything in life if one group or another are offended by something. 

I would guess Chief Wahoo will still be sold at the Team Shop or online. I cannot see the Indians losing the amount of money the logo generates for them. I read somewhere where it does bring in millions for the Indians. Do not look for the Indians to get rid of that cash cow anytime soon.


Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Cleveland Or Chicago No Matter Who Wins This World Series Is Special

The one thing baseball has been lacking in the last few years is a good storyline and the 2016 World Series has brought us plenty. We have the Chicago Cubs and the Cleveland Indians both trying to get that elusive World Series Title. Both teams have seen there share of struggles, but both now are elite teams in the MLB. Fans have waited a long time for both teams to win a championship, but only one will be able to do it.
One of the biggest things I have taken away from this world Series is how well it has been played. Both managers have used their players wisely and for the most part the pitching has been outstanding. If you like pure baseball then this World Series has been for you. It has been a long time since we have had two teams that are pretty closely matched in the Fall Classic.
The only bad thing about this Series is one team will have to lose which is a shame. Both teams deserve to win for their cities and their fans. No matter who wins it should go down as a very good World Series. I know the ratings have been good for this Fall Classic. Hopefully, this will put Baseball back up as one of the best sports to watch again. For some time it was pretty boring to watch, but thank the Indians and Cubs for baseball's revival.

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Cubs And Indians Making Baseball Fun Again

Over the last few years it seems baseball has slowly lost fans and viewers, but that sure is changing right now. I'm not a fan of either the Indians Or Cubs, but have found myself watching or listening to the games on the radio. Yes, I said listening to the games on the radio as well. That part takes me back to when I use to listen to the Tigers on radio all the time with Ernie Harwell. Boy that brings back alot of memories.



Both the Cubs and Indians have struggled to get back to the World Seris, but this season both found a way back. Suffering Cubs and Indians fans are delighting in the matchup, but so are the fans of baseball. Both teams are playing the game the way it should be played. You can thank manager of  both teams along with the players. It looks like baseball is back and the real winners are the fans of the sport.




Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Ervin Santana Throws No-Hitter Against Tribe As Angels Win 3-1

Now it seems everything has been going downhill for the Cleveland Indians as of late and today was no exception. Angels pitcher Ervin Santana pitched the first solo no-hitter for the Angels in nearly 27 years, striking out 10 and leading Los Angeles over the Cleveland Indians 3-1 Wednesday. Santana allowed only two runners -- there was an error on the leadoff batter in the first inning and a walk in the eighth. Now Santana would be the last Angels pitcher I would think could throw a no-hitter, but he did.

The Tribe started the season hot, but has struggled since the hot start. Injuries and just poor p[lay has been their downfall, and now a no-hitter is thrown against them. This also was the first no-hitter at Progressive Field, a ballpark that opened as Jacobs Field in 1994. The last pitcher to hold the Indians hitless was Jim Abbott of the New York Yankees on Sept. 4, 1993. For Santana, it was a most unlikely performance. The 28-year-old righty came in 0-6 with a 4.98 ERA in 10 career starts against the Indians. Well the Tribe can always look forward to tomorrow as it's a new day.



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