Ok, first I need to have an explanation as why I have been gone for a month. Well..I was grounded. No, really! I’m only fifteen so that can happen. Anyways, I had really bad grades when I got my report card, and it wasn’t pretty. So thats why I was grounded off the computer. But now I’m back for good! I hope, haha! 🙂
Well, first off, the Tribe has not done wonderful since I have been grounded. I always mark wins and losses on my calendar, and I am being honest when I say we have more losses. It’s not cool. Our record is our 6th worse going into the all-star break we ever have had – and the worst since 1991. So literally, this has been the worst season I have seen. But I REFUSE to give up! I know we can at least have better baseball after the all-star break.
Yes, a mission. A mission to make other fans stop giving up. I know it sounds totally corny and all, but I’m tired of hearing so called “Tribe Fans” complaining that the team
lost, and saying that there “hopeless this year” and that “they barely ever win.” Give me a break! I even heard a Tribe fan turning around and calling Cleveland “mistake on the lake.” Wow, that’s not very loyal, and certainly not true.
Okay, and now the heart-breaker of news that I got while being grounded. Markie was traded to the Cardinals for Chris Perez. Mark DeRosa was one of the Tribe that I got attached to to fast. Right after that, he got traded! I’m sure you can tell I got attached by the fact that I’m still calling him Markie. I am going to miss him A LOT. I hope St.Louis takes good care of him.
Tonight is the Home-Run Derby. I’m not really sure who from the AL is going to be there…I’m sure if not before it comes on, I’ll find out when it does! Albert Pujols is going to be there, and I am predicting him to win. If Grady is going to be there I dont want Albert to win, but he probably will. He has like 32 homers already! It’s crazy insane. He is like a machine or something!
Last night’s game was sort of strange, and unpredictable, to say the least. I had to listen to it on the radio, like most games, except for the few that are on channel 3, 8, or ESPN. I was getting very frustrated and upset. I had seen this before. The Indians come into a game having a good chance to win, and an important game, but they instead get trampled over. No. Not this game. After 5 innings were over, I was beginning to get restless. I sat there eating my Ramen noodle soup, as a way to comfort and prepare myself for a beating. But after the batter was walked and the first man was on in the sixth, I could sense a rally, as most baseball fans can sense those well. I sat forward on my bed, and listened in amazement as MY TRIBE, the INDIANS, came back and tied it. It may have been partly because of Royal’s errors, but I was still more proud of my team than a mother would be for her kid that just graduated HS. It was an indescribable feeling. Then, one of my new favorites, Mark DeRosa, (Markie as I call him) was up. The bases were (get this! 😀 ) loaded. and I sorta maybe yelped “MARKIE!” out loud at my radio..yep, that’s how excited I was that he was up to bat..and I instantly knew what I wanted him to do so so bad. See, the Indians, till that at bat, had not had a Grand Slam in Pro Field yet. So, after the broadcaster’s described his first swinging strike as “swinging so hard he almost fell over,” I knew what Mark was trying to do. I was only suprised at what happened next because, well, were not always the most luck-filled team as to recieve a Grand Slam when we most needed it. I heard the bat crack, and I heard, “LONG DRIVE, DEEP RIGHT FiELD, THiS HAS A CHANCE, HE’S LOOKiNG UP…GONNNNNNEEEEEE! GRAND SLAM!” It was 8-4! I basically ran around my room, I was so happy. At the end, that was the most important part of the whole game, because we won it 8-4 that night. Plus, we climbed out of last in our division. I feel like a million bucks, since were not in last place. It sounds stupid, but I really do.
More things I might add, the Indians now have Joe Smith back in our bullpen, which will give us quite a boost. Jake Westbrooke, one of our best leaders for this team we have ever had, will be hopefully pitching with us again, after being out for a year, by the end of this month. and Jhonny Peralta, who many people have doubted, is starting to get really hot at the plate! And I always honestly knew he would, he is an amazing player and will always give you an RBI when you need one the most. Dont look now. Markie, who many people ALSO doubted would do anything for our Tribe, has the most RBIs of our team, and is HOT HOT HOT with a bat in his hand, and even in his defensive skills.
I dont know about other Tribe fans, but I would say that if we keep this up, were in the running for a division title. Watch out Central, here we come/climb! 😉
RALLIES AND RALLY PIES! Bring on the rally pies. 🙂 It’s definetely rally pie season,
and rally season. So, I found some awesome videos, to get us ready! LETS GO TRIBE.
And yes, I do respect the Yankees, but this WAS an amazing beating on them. And the weird story behind that was that, I actually got to watch this one on T.V, and before the game I told my mom that I hoped they would score some runs, because I said qoute ; “It feels like every time I actually get to watch the game, they dont score any runs.” WOW DID THEY SCORE RUNS! 🙂 I found it very ironic, but I was so glad we won. And by that amount, too!