With their 7-4 victory over the Tigers on Monday night, the Indians clinched the 2016 AL Central title and they’re back in the playoffs! This is the first time since the 2013 season the Tribe has been to the post season and the first time since 2007 that they’ve won the division.
I ran across this on Facebook this morning when Carrie Nagy Swain added it as her cover photo.
Indians playoff tickets went on sale the other day and sold out within an hour. Progressive Field should be rocking!
It’s been pretty Cavs-centric here on the site lately (for obvious reasons) so I figured I’d switch it up a bit. Here’s a pic of an awesome life sized Kenny Lofton “baseball card” that hang in Progressive Field. Too cool!
The Indians won their 11th straight last night and are on their longest winning streak in 34 years. It’s a great time to be a Cleveland sports fan!
If you’re a Cleveland baseball fan, you know Tom Hamilton. You may not know what he looks like, but you DEFINITELY know what he sounds like. Tom is the Voice of the Cleveland Indians and today the Tribe announced that he had signed a new multi-year contract extension. Summers at the corner of Carnegie and Ontario never sounded so good. A SWING AND A DRIVE!!!
The Home Opener is only 12 days away – are you ready for some baseball?
With the Super Bowl out of the way it’s time to really start focusing on basketball as the Cavs make a run to the Finals. And don’t forget right around the corner is BASEBALL SEASON! I don’t know about you but I get goosebumps thinking about Tom Hamilton uttering those wonderful words: “We’re under way at the corner of Carnegie and Ontario!”
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Canal Park is a baseball stadium located in Akron, Ohio, that is the home of the Akron RubberDucks of the Eastern League. The team is a double-A minor-league affiliate of the Cleveland Indians. The stadium takes its name from its location adjacent to the Ohio and Erie Canal, which runs behind the left-field wall.
On August 31, 2015, Mark Shapiro announced that he would take over as President and CEO of the Toronto Blue Jays at the end of the 2015 season. Shapiro has been in the Cleveland Indians organization since 1991. He had worked his way up from player development director to assistant GM, and in 2001 became general manager. Shapiro was named Executive of the Year by the Sporting News in 2005 and 2007. At the end of the 2010 season, he became the Cleveland Indians team president.
Thanks for all of your hard work and dedication to Cleveland for the last 24 years. Toronto is lucky to have you.
We’re nearly at the halfway point of the baseball season and I think it’s fair to say that the Indians haven’t quite lived up to expectations. That said there are definitely some bright spots. The Tribe is the first team in MLB history to have 4 pitchers with 100 strikeouts or more before the All-Star break! Congrats to Carlos Carrasco, Corey Kluber, Trevor Bauer & Daniel Salazar on a GREAT first half!
How do you think the Indians will do in the 2nd half?
It’s a great time to be a Cavs fan, but don’t forget we’ve got a couple of other sports teams here in Cleveland! The Indians had a day game yesterday where they beat the Texas Rangers 12-3. The team’s mascot Slider was in the house and threw a wave at Janine!
The Tribe is back in action tonight, this time on the West Coast against the Seattle Mariners at 10:10 PM. Roll Tribe!
In case you haven’t noticed, and judging by the attendance you haven’t, the Indians have managed to win a few here and there, and are threatening to climb out of the cellar. (Yes, I know they’ve been the road, but any chance to quote Harry Doyle and I’ll take it…) The Indians beat the White Sox last night and finished their road trip winning the final 3 in a row.
The Indians are back in action tonight against the Cincinnati Reds for 3 games and follow that up with 3 against the Texas Rangers before going back on the road. Let’s Go Tribe!
34 years ago today on May 15, 1981, Cleveland Indian Len Barker threw a perfect game at Cleveland Stadium. Baseball seating capacity that season was 76,685. Official paid attendance was 7,290. Yes somehow you can find about 400,000 Clevelanders that “were there”. Funny how that works isn’t it? 🙂
Regardless of the attendance, it’s an amazing accomplishment. Congrats Len!
It’s Throwback Thursday here on That’s Cleveland Baby! The city is revolving around LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers these days, but let’s not forget about our beloved Indians! Remember this guy? Ol Chief Wahoo has taken a lot of flack in recent years and while he’s no longer on our uniforms the way he was he’ll live no in our memories.
As I post this, the Tribe is currently sitting in the cellar of the division (They’re shitty again…) but I’ve got hight hopes that they’ll turn it around and give us an exciting summer.
I’ve had this one sitting in my drafts for quite some time now… I’m talking years. And while I’m WAY overdue posting it (even for this season) it’s a shot that I absolutely love. Even though we’re not off to a tremendous start, baseball’s back in Cleveland!