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Indians News and Notes: Disappointment Once Again

Morning News and Notes, November 3, 2016

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So close. So many opportunities over the last three games to make the key play that didn't happen. The Indians were living close to the edge anyway, with a depleted starting pitching staff against a team that had all hands on deck. Yesterday (well, more accurately early this morning), the Cubs did just enough to scratch out a Series victory in extra innings.

It hurts like hell. And will. Always. And everyone else is so happy for the Cubs that they won't have any thought for us, but that's okay. It is still Cleveland Against the World. The Cavaliers' championship didn't change that.

One more thing: Shame and curses be upon any Cleveland fan who sold a World Series ticket to a Cubs fan. You are the worst. The. Worst.

Chicago 8 - Cleveland 7 (10 innings)

Indians dig themselves a hole too deep to climb out of in World Series loss - Let's Go Tribe - "I’m sure to literally every other fanbase in the world thought this game was amazing. I want to forget it ever happened."

Chicago Cubs win 2016 World Series | MLB.com - After a 108-year wait for a World Series championship, the Cubs had to wait just a little longer and the brief rain delay came at exactly the right time for Jason Heyward to give the players a pep talk.

The wait continues for Cleveland Indians as they fall to Cubs in Game 7 of World Series, 8-7, in 10 innings | cleveland.com - A city and a team waits and waits and waits. Great teams, bad teams, it doesn't seem to matter, because the waiting never ends. It is always about a glance at the horizon, a whispered "what if.' Nearly seven decades of living the journey, but never holding the final prize.

Andrew Miller, Corey Kluber struggle in Game 7 | MLB.com - As Andrew Miller crouched near the mound with his arms on his knees, following a sixth-inning home run by David Ross, it became clear on Wednesday night just how much Cleveland had asked of him and Corey Kluber.

Indians proud of deep World Series run | MLB.com - In the end, the lasting image will instead be Chicago's players swarming the field as the world champions after an 8-7, 10-inning game that will be remembered as one of the greatest in history.

Cleveland Indians remarkable season ends in a painful Game 7 loss -- Terry Pluto (photos, video) | cleveland.com - I hate writing this story because this team played like champions, even in a loss. And they are American League champions. But they came so agonizingly close to winning the World Series.

Terry Francona says Cleveland Indians 'tried until there was nothing left' - The Indians were models of resiliency all season, but they couldn't contain the curse-busting Cubs, who completed a comeback from a 3-1 deficit to capture their first championship since 1908.

All the desire in the World couldn't end Cleveland's drought - But only one team was able to end its curse, and it wasn't the Tribe.

Indians' World Series loss may bode well | MLB.com - In the end, the Indians conjured up memories of their Gateway Plaza neighbors. Just not the memories they intended.

LeBron James shares uplifting message for the Indians after crushing World Series loss | FOX Sports - After the game, James posted a video congratulating both the Indians and Cubs on incredible seasons and offering some words of encouragement to his hometown team.

Former Warriors coach Luke Walton was so happy to see Cleveland losing in World Series Game 7 | For The Win - When Walton checked the score, they were losing in Game 7, so he asked, "How’s that feel, Cleveland?"

Why the Indians blowing a 3-1 lead isn't the same as the Warriors' epic collapse | FOX Sports - Not all series are created equal