I’d say Game One of the Series qualifies! Tonight I’m wearing it proudly.
There’s a lot of hoopla at any championship game, and the World Series opener is no exception. The crowd got to the game early, with the Chicago Cubs being well represented, and by the time a giant American flag had been rolled out and the National Anthem sung, the fans of both teams were ready to play ball. The last few minutes before the first pitch seemed to last forever, but then the hoopla ended and a pretty good ballgame broke out.
There were some protesters on the Ontario Street side of the ballpark, advocating for changing the Tribe’s name and Chief Wahoo. I agree with them about Chief Wahoo, and I get the point about the name — but it’s hard to imagine a Cleveland baseball team being called anything but the Indians. And, I think “the Tribe” is a pretty cool and inclusive nickname.
The protesters look like they have an uphill battle, as the photo below suggests. Chief Wahoo was seen pretty much everywhere.
Russell, UJ, and I had a blast at Game One of the World Series last night. Downtown Vleveland was packed before the game, and the area between the ballpark and the Cavs’ arena — where the Cavs were to play, and win, their season opener — was especially jammed. Two big screen TVs were set up to play season highlights and get both the Cavs fans and the Tribe fans fired up.