I Take Full Responsibility

From the start of the 2011 campaign I have contended  the only two teams that scare me are the Rangers and the Yankees.  So when Texas arrived in Cleveland last Thursday I was pretty anxious about the next few days.  After all, the only thing that can break the spell of the inevitable is some silly superstition.

So Thursday afternoon Christian calls me on the way home from work, but I am on the other line.  I call him back immediately – as not talking to him at this critical juncture is tantamount to breaking a mirror – but the line is busy.  And he doesn’t call back.  And the Tribe loses the first game of the series.

Then Friday rolls around and he doesn’t call again.  I put in a couple of calls, but no response.  And the Tribe loses game two.

After numerous calls and texts Saturday and Sunday, Christian finally sends me a message late Sunday evening – just a few hours after the sweep is complete – explaining his phone was turned off all weekend.  “My bad,” he says.

Tell it to the baseball gods.  We jinxed the team and there is nothing we can do about it now.

The Truth About Baseball

Okay, to be honest, I am not the least bit superstitious.  Stuff just happens; especially over the course of an entire season. Baseball is a marathon, not a sprint.  But some people (Paul Hoynes) just don’t get it.

Remember all those knuckleheads at the beginning of the season who said there is no way the Tribe can keep winning like this?  Well they are the same knuckleheads who now believe the Tribe will never win again.  And so it goes.

Hafner will be back, Choo will start hitting again and the tribe will win their 45th game before the end of June.  Sit back, relax and enjoy the journey on the Road to 90.



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