We could all use some good news right now, no matter how small, so how about this one: The script “Indians” logo at Progressive Field has been turned on, as recorded by Cleveland 5 News last night.
Astute viewers of night games and anyone who has glanced at the massive outfield display noticed that it was out all of last season, hampering — in my totally unbaised opinion — one of the best nighttime views in all of sports.
The gigantic outfield video display (which could hold 52 buses, in case you were wondering) just isn’t the same when the script logo isn’t lit. And it’s a real shame that the year Progressive Field was getting the most attention as the league’s All-Star Game venue, it was left like this:
Besides the massive scoreboard, favorite part of Progressive Field’s renovation, The Corner hangout area. pic.twitter.com/ggCmrlPOv6— MLBcathedrals ⚾️ (@MLBcathedrals) July 19, 2019
The Corner, the iconic lighting, the Kids Clubhouse.— Cleveland Indians (@Indians) December 2, 2019
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One Plant High School *and* University of Florida alum at Progressive Field tonight won the dang #HomeRunDerby.— Missy Perez (@missyperez) July 9, 2019
One Plant High School *and* University of Florida alum at Progressive Field tonight ate a bacon grilled cheese sandwich.
WHO’S THE REAL WINNER HERE, PETE??? pic.twitter.com/cB7yJJw5GI
Instead of this:
The Cubs start a two game series tonight in Cleveland. Last time they visited Progressive Field? November of 2016. The World Series. pic.twitter.com/Ykc5i5kMoZ— Cubs Live (@Cubs_Live) April 24, 2018
There is still an indefinite amount of time until baseball actually returns, so this could just be some kind of test that won’t actually be turned on during the regular season. But for now, there’s hope.