Something I never thought possible is going to happen: the Cleveland Indians and Chicago Cubs will play in the World Series. Clayton Kershaw, who was just about perfect in Game 2, was mortal in Game 6. He couldn't spot his slider, and the Cubs took full advantage of it. And even if Kershaw had been on his game, it may not have mattered, for Kyle Hendricks pitched the game of his life, throwing seven shutout innings, facing just one over the minimum.
And so now at least one franchise will break a long championship drought.
Indians World Series News
After the Indians were eliminated in 1949, owner Bill Veeck buried the 1948 championship pennant in a "solemn" ceremony. The pennant hasn't been seen since.
The team owner talks about a wide range of things, including some background on the Andrew Miller trade.
And even more on the Andrew Miller deal. According to Pluto, at one point the deal included Carlos Beltran.
Laurilia ponders how Terry Francona will use Mike Napoli and Carlos Santana during the games at Wrigley Field. If I had to guess, Napoli will start Games 3 and 5 (if necessary), with Santana starting Game 4. And no, Santana isn't going to play third base or catcher...
For those who live in Chicago, be prepared to take out a second mortgage to buy World Series tickets at Wrigley Field.
Former Indians broadcaster Jack Corrigan makes an appearance. Corrigan, along with Mike Hegan, called Indians games on WUAB, which was the only place a lot of us could see Indians games.
In recent days, MLB has added some past Indians highlights to their YouTube channel. Here's a small selection:
Larry Doby goes deep in Game 4 of the 1948 World Series
Sandy Alomar hits a homer off of Kevin Brown in Game 2 of the 1997 World Series
Alomar ties Game 3 of the 1995 World Series off of Atlanta closer Mark Wohlers