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 Post subject: 9/12/17: Indians and Tigers
PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 6:31 pm 
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Nuttig's wallet has given us no choice but to follow and root for the closest big league team that cares.

Tonight could be win number 20 and the Indians are making believers out of everyone who thought the Dodgers and Astros were destined.

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 Post subject: Re: 9/12/17: Indians and Tigers
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I'm not gonna lie, Dan Smith. I go to Tribe games and have a blast. I've been to 4-5 so far this season and hope to see some playoff games as well.

Growing up in NE Ohio and with the Tribe in the AL I have no issue rooting for them. Especially with nice seats, comped food & drink 8-)

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 Post subject: Re: 9/12/17: Indians and Tigers
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20 straight.

Dodgers broke their 11-game losing streak last night.

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 Post subject: Re: 9/12/17: Indians and Tigers
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I'm rooting for the Indians to win it all. I've always had a bit of a soft spot for them. It is the only thing from Cleveland I've ever rooted for. 20 straight wins is a helluva accomplishment. Anybody care to argue that the Indians aren't a team that is flourishing? The only other thing I'm pulling for is the Cubs to lose. I'd love to see the Cards or the Brewers catch them and crash their post season plans.

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 Post subject: Re: 9/12/17: Indians and Tigers
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SteelPro wrote:
Anybody care to argue that the Indians aren't a team that is flourishing?
You wouldn't know it based on the attendance figures.


Cleveland fans are a strange bunch:

I lived in the Cleveland area from 97-04, when Indians' games were constantly sold out. Nowadays they can barely fill half the stadium and that's with a big reduction in seating capacity (cut from 43k to 35k). Last year was the same thing - they finished 28th in attendance and were a World Series team.

Ditto the Cavs - in non-Lebron years, they've consistently ranked among the worst teams in attendance.

Somehow, the Browns bucked this trend up until recently when they really started to suck and the Cavs & Indians became contenders.



Sorry for ranting. I guess my point is that Cleveland is really overrated as a sports town, and now that the championship losing streak is over I can't really get behind rooting for them. I can't back the Cards or Cubs, either. So uh...Go Brewers?

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 Post subject: Re: 9/12/17: Indians and Tigers
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Tribe up 4-3 in the 6th...three innings away from taking the AL record...and tying the modern ML record...for consecutive victories with number 21.

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 Post subject: Re: 9/12/17: Indians and Tigers
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They're at 21, tying the 1935 Cubs.

Next up is the 26 won by the 1916 Giants.

http://m.mlb.com/news/article/254036776 ... aight-win/

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 Post subject: Re: 9/12/17: Indians and Tigers
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But they haven't won a World Series so they aren't flourishing under baseball's economic system...

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 Post subject: Re: 9/12/17: Indians and Tigers
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SteelPro wrote:
But they haven't won a World Series so they aren't flourishing under baseball's economic system...


I see what you did there.

Yes, they haven't flourished since 1948. Longest streak in the majors. MLB is the most fucked up sport in God's creation! :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: 9/12/17: Indians and Tigers
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I prefer to look at it that the Indians are tied with the Rockies for best streak in modern history, 21-1.
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By the way, I've never experienced anything like that Rockies run to the World Series. They were good and dead and buried when it started and swept the NL playoffs by the end of it.

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 Post subject: Re: 9/12/17: Indians and Tigers
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Always kind of liked the Indians. I know it was twenty years ago, but they were hurt badly by shoddy umpiring in '97 WS. Would love to see them finally win it.

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 Post subject: Re: 9/12/17: Indians and Tigers
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I bet the movie Major League went a long way towards endearing the Indians to fans all over the country. If you're a male age ~30 to ~80, you've seen and love that movie.

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Y-Town Steel wrote:
I bet the movie Major League went a long way towards endearing the Indians to fans all over the country. If you're a male age ~30 to ~80, you've seen and love that movie.


Imagine this with Bob Nutting's face photoshopped on it...

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 Post subject: Re: 9/12/17: Indians and Tigers
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SteelPro wrote:
Y-Town Steel wrote:
I bet the movie Major League went a long way towards endearing the Indians to fans all over the country. If you're a male age ~30 to ~80, you've seen and love that movie.


Imagine this with Bob Nutting's face photoshopped on it...

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 Post subject: Re: 9/12/17: Indians and Tigers
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Some hyper-purists believe the Indians and Cubs are already tied, since the Giants 26-game win streak is actually a 14-game streak and 12-game streak sandwiched around a tie.

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 Post subject: Re: 9/12/17: Indians and Tigers
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that's a very impressive streak I must say.. and how crazy is the dodgers from all world to falling off a cliff.. baseball is a wacky game..only constant now is bucs sucking ass most all the time.. :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: 9/12/17: Indians and Tigers
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Indians were down to their last strike, and then just tied the game 2-2 v KC.

Runner on second with two outs.

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 Post subject: Re: 9/12/17: Indians and Tigers
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Down 2-1 in the ninth, two out, Cle ties it on an RBI double.

Cleveland has been trailing more in this game than the previous 21.

Impressive as anything I have seen in a while.

How can you not like this team?

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 Post subject: Re: 9/12/17: Indians and Tigers
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amazing...fun watch I gotta say..
.bucs rumored to get jay bruce..nope tribe gets him...wins 22 in row. game winner tonight
..bucs shit the bed night after night..do nothing to win..


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 Post subject: Re: 9/12/17: Indians and Tigers
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And now the streak hits 22.

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 Post subject: Re: 9/12/17: Indians and Tigers
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Lebron's gotta be there tomorrow since that would be 23.

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 Post subject: Re: 9/12/17: Indians and Tigers
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So the streak ends at 22.

But here's a nice article from fivethirtyeight that posits it might have been the most impressive win streak in baseball, if not sports', history, statistically speaking.

https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/th ... mpressive/

I love geeky shit like this.

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