Cleveland 3 - Kansas City 4
I did not watch the game last night. It is Homecoming weekend at my alma mater and we had several college friends in from out of town for dinner and conversation. It has been 30 years since we graduated and we talked and ate pizza and laughed. Mostly we laughed. A lot. I had MLB At Bat running Gameday and glanced over at my phone every so often, but there were more important things going on.
Baseball is a beautiful game, but there are just some things it does not, cannot and should not replace. Today, we will watch a parade, catch up with more friends, and maybe watch some football in beautiful and a bit surprising 80-degree weather and maybe the Indians will start a new streak. Like those old college days, the streak was beautiful and surprising, but now it is over and we move on with fond memories.
Indians, fans show mutual love as streak ends | MLB.com - In the immediate wake of Friday night's 4-3 loss to the Royals, the moment was not lost on the Indians, either. Manager Terry Francona walked up the dugout steps and waved his hat to the crowd. Cleveland's players and coaches also stepped onto the field, clapping for the fans who created an October-like energy on these recent September nights, while their Tribe ran off an American League-record 22 consecutive wins.
Lonnie Chisenhall's injury keeps Cleveland Indians' outfield jumbled and 5 other hot takes | cleveland.com - The outfield is so depleted that Jason Kipnis, a two-time All-Star second baseman, is scheduled to come off the disabled list and start in center field on Sunday.
Cleveland Indians extend radio partnership with iHeartMedia, WTAM | WKYC.com - ICYMI - WTAM 1100 will remain the radio home of the Cleveland Indians through at least 2023.
Indians' win streak is final stamp on Francona's Hall of Fame resume - Terry Francona’s resume — two World Series titles in Boston and another World Series appearance in Cleveland — was already good enough to be submitted for Hall of Fame review. Now, with the Indians putting together the longest winning streak in modern baseball history, it should be stamped as guaranteed.
Guys And Dolls: Pitchers Of Streaking Indians Making Baseballs Into Artwork - To history’s long list of artistic collaborators— Buñuel and Dali, Warhol and Basquiat, Captain and Tennille—we can add an unlikely duo: Cookie and Bauer.
The Cleveland Indians are great, not just lucky - The Economist - However, the Cleveland Indians, who set a new all-time record on September 14th with their 22nd straight victory—a thriller in which they were down to their final strike before coming back to prevail in extra innings—are challenging that notion. They’ve been a little bit lucky, but mostly, they’ve been really, really good.
Royals 4, Indians 3: 16 Walk-Off Thoughts on a once-in-a-lifetime streak, a special ovation and more - Indians beat writer Ryan Lewis with some thoughts and nuggets on the streak
Appreciating the Indians' 22-game win streak - Stats & Info- ESPN - The Indians 22-game win streak was snapped Friday night, so take a moment to appreciate what they accomplished during that run.
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