Sunday night was not a joyous night in my apartment. My girlfriend, being the long-time Golden State Warrior fan, was fairly displeased with the results of the NBA finals. But, after an hour or so, I said "Think of it this way: millions of people in Cleveland are no longer suffering". She thought for a moment and said that that was true and that they definitely deserved the championship. So there you go, LGTers, you can officially say a Warriors fan is okay with Cleveland winning. Now, as the hype of an NBA championship begins to die down (who am I kidding, this is never going to end), we turn our attention to the other Cleveland team who is doing their best to make a deep run in the postseason: the Cleveland Browns! Right? Guys?...where are you going? Come back!
In case you've been swept up in the NBA recently (and, honestly, I can't blame you), this is a friendly reminder that, with Monday night's win against the Tampa Bay Rays, the Cleveland Indians have now won 4 straight as well as 13 of their last 19. Because the Royals took an off day, the Tribe now has a solid one game lead over KC in the AL Central. Last night's win also puts the Indians at 9 games over the .500 mark, the best they've been all season. Lindor continued to be amazing, Gomes picked up a couple of hits, and Juan Uribe continued his vendetta against all baseballs with a moonshot to dead center field in the eighth inning.
I mentioned in the comments of one of the Sunday's recap that, since I've never been big into basketball, I was honestly a little bummed out when the Cavs won because I wanted the Indians to break the drought for Cleveland. That being said, I suppose two championships in one year wouldn't be too bad. And the Tribe is gaining some momentum and is starting to look like a serious contender.
Finally, something cuter than the elderly couple on the first base line who is seemingly at every game in every stadium on every kiss cam.
FUN TIMES IN CLEVELAND AGAIN (STILL CLEVELAND)!
Around the League
- Clayton Kershaw was amazing against another baseball team, and water remains wet.
- Apparently, David Ortiz regrets announcing his retirement prior to the beginning of the season, claiming that all of the attention is overwhelming...um, what?
- Angel Pagan was not happy when his glove, much like the One Ring, exerted its own will on the situation at hand and made problems for everyone.
- And finally, the Tribe decided to pay honor to former bullpen coach/current Rays manager Kevin Cash during Monday night's game: