Posts Tagged ‘Tribe’

The Journey of 90 Wins Begins With a Single Victory.

February 25, 2015

Screen Shot 2015-02-25 at 5.04.00 PMSo here is the really great news: It’s almost March and baseball season is about to begin.

Here is the even better news: The 2015 Indians are already projected to win the AL Central.

According to FanGraphs, it’s all about defense getting better than it was last year, which isn’t asking for much, since last year’s defense was less than mediocre almost every day.

I don’t want to say that the Steamer Projections are right, especially since they are not picking the Tribe to win 90, but I do like their attitude. Instead I will call this the first victory on the Road to 90.

None down, 90 to go.


The Dog Days of May?

May 13, 2011

Today, of course, is Friday the 13th.  Eric Wedge is coming back to Progressive Field for the first time since he left in 2009.  And the Indians are coming off of a two game losing streak in which they gave up too many runs and didn’t score enough of their own.

In the words of Dr. Peter Venkman, “Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together, mass hysteria!”

Or just another day in the month of May.

Barring a three-day rainout, which would be appropriate given our opponent… and the record number of MLB games already washed out this year, I fully expect the Tribe to reach their 25th victory before the weekend is over.

But that’s just me.  My cup (or water bowl) is always half full.

Go Tribe.

5 Reasons Why the Cleveland Indians Will Win 90 Games in 2011

March 29, 2011

1.  If VCU and Butler can make it to the Final Four, anything is possible.

2.  We have only one year before the end of the planet, surely the Tribe winning the World Series would be the perfect sign of the end of times.

3.  Mike Hargrove is back and standing side-by-side with Manny “the man” Acta, that’s an unprecedented tag team.

4.  Grady Sizemore is back, Fausto Carmona is at the top of his game, Chris Perez is a no-flash filthy closer, Shin-Soo Choo is mad as hell and ready to carry this team on his back, Travis Hafner knows the clock is ticking and he’s ready to explode.

5.  Despite dealing with the cheapest ownership in the history of the MLB, this team – the players and management – is ready, willng and able to make a run the likes of which we’ve never seen before.

Oh yeah, one last reason… this adorable young baseball fan has continued to wave the Cleveland Indians banner through grade school, high school, college, grad school and two years in the workforce as a scientist. He cheered the Tribe at the old Municipal Stadium, at the Jake and now Pro Field.  He’s seen the Indians win 90 or more games seven times. He’s ready to see them win a World Series.

P.S. Tom Neumann has agreed to sponsor the Road to 90 Fan Bus if we have 45 wins by the All Star break… actually, I haven’t told him yet, but he will do it.

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