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Tribe Takes Another Series In Grand Style (:

Sorry about my absence lately, it’s been hectic. School starts soon for me, on August 24th, so I have been sort of busy. I have a lot of games I haven’t covered, but I only have time to cover yesterdays, which was a great one. We had won our 5oth game the day before, which I could watch on TV for once, & I could also watch yesterdays. Well, the Twins took the lead 3-0, & I wasn’t so happy. I have learned though, to sit there & be as patient as possible, & dont give up. It payed off. To open up the bottom of the 3rd, Kely Shoppach of the Tribe hit a solo blasted homer, making it 3-1. I smiled, & felt a little better. Then, Luis Valbuena sent a monster out, making it 3-2. I was shocked & happy by then. Andy Marte got hit by a pitch, sending him to 1st. Then, who better to come up, then my hero? Grady Sizemore came up to bat. I started getting a little greedy, & thought ; Hey, if he hits a homer, that would be amazing! Plus, we would be suddenly winning! I wasn’t prepared for him to hit one, though. He did! It was crushed to the upperdeck! It was suddenly 4-3 Tribe.

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You should have seen the reaction from Luis Valbuena, it was definetely a Kodak moment, & it you want to, it’s on the 3rd highlights link, & after Grady Sizemore’s homer. Yes, I only have three links, because the 3rd is of the three homers in the same inning. It was awesome.

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Last but certainly not least, people keep saying Asdrubal Cabrera is the next Omar Vizquel for the Tribe. & I cant help saying, that, he is! He’s an amazing shortstop. Some of the plays he makes are unbelievable. Oh, we eventually won the game 7-3. Cant forget that part! 

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Here are the highlights. I would watch the 3rd one, its my favorite.

Until next time..

GO TRIBE!!

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Weekend In Review & The Score Is Me: 1, & My Dad: 0.

Well, the Tribe had a weekend series against the Chicago White Sox on Friday, Saturday, & Sunday. My dad is a so called “fan” of the White Sox, but it’s mostly because, 1. He likes to annoy me by cheering for them, & 2. Jim Thome is one of the Sox’s players. So, I threatened him, telling him that the Tribe was going to kick butt in the series. Well, the first game, they sure did do well. The Tribe won, alongside Kelly Shoppach’s 2 run homer, 6-2 as a final. When I told my dad that, he said, “There is no way the Indians will win the series.” The gambler in me begged to differ, & I told him we would definetely win. The second game wasn’t so good, as the Sox won over the Tribe, 8-5. The Tribe’s new starter, ( & I think new ace ) did well, but had a certain low pitch count because we are slowly going to work in to the process of a starter. The bullpen didnt do well, but the Sox pitcher continually did well for awhile, then finally gave up some runs. When he was striking out people, Jhonny Peralta was not so happy. Hey, who can blame him??

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Then, it was time for the 3rd game, which would decide everything. Would I be right, or would my dad? & To make it better, it was going to be one of those that I could actually watch on TV. Classic battle, eh? So, my dad was watching it half-heartedly, which he usually never watches the games at all. I, on the other hand, was glued to the TV, & watching intently. Well, the White Sox took the early lead 3-0, & I calmly stayed there & knew we could come back if we wanted. I tried my best not to panic, & I was rewarded. In perfect timing, actually. My dad had gone to the store while the game was going on, & came back to see “his Sox” leading 3-0. Psh..bring it on. I just sat there, knowing he was feeling an inner smugness inside. Then, the Tribe got busy, loading the bases. Heh..now he looked a little different. Then, SMACK. The bats went cracking, eventually making it 3-2. In the same inning..BAM. Jamey Carroll hit a double, scoring 2 runs, & giving us the lead! I clapped my hands, & then, I saw Jamey Carroll doing the same thing on 2nd base. Jamey Carroll had quite a day.

high fivee.jpgThen, I sighed, content with what had happened, & feeling a bit of my own smugness wilting up, & at the same time that I sank into my seat, they panned the camera on the Tribe’s Andy Marte, who did the exact same thing, sighing in content, while taking a break, before the inning ended. It’s safe to say, after that, the Tribe didn’t look back. They scored, & scored, & scored. David Huff pitched, & pitched, & pitched. Boy, did he do a good job! The final was 8-4 Tribe

medium_tribe2.jpgThe Tribe also had fantastic defense, putting the White Sox errorish defense to shame. Not to say that they stink at defense or anything all the time, but this series was not the best for the White Sox’s defense. As you can see below, we did quite a good job, including that double play that we turned. 

large_tribe1.jpgIn the end, it was a great series. The Tribe won the 5 of the last 6 series they have had, & continued their winning ways. It’s probably safe to say that at 48 wins, we are going to reach 50 wins & more, way before we will get close to losing 70. 

Its safe to say this : Tribe, 2 games. White Sox, 1. Tribe wins the series, So Tribe, 1. White Sox, 0. & Me, the Tribe fan, 1. My dad, the Sox fan, 0. Of course, I got some highlights from the series, & there are quite a bit of them.

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Until next time..

GO TRIBE!! 

Tribe Takes Series From Twins

This was a pitcher’s duel, that’s for sure. Fausto Carmona pitched a gem for us, despite allowing runners on base, he always seemed to get out of jams. The Twins scored first, & early, then we eventually tied it, making it 11. Finally, Trevor Crowe smacked a double to deep center, driving in Travis Hafner, making it 2-1 Tribe.”I’ve been to the big leagues twice this season and knew I could swing the bat well, but just wasn’t having success,” Crowe said. “To have some success this time and be a part of the team’s wins makes you feel you belong in the Major Leagues.” He definetely does belong here(: Our bullpen pitchers & our closer did  a good job, & made that the final score.

I may not post over the weekend, I’m not really sure. If I dont, I will still cover the games I didn’t post about on Monday. Oh, & I would also like to thank everyone for always commenting, & now I’m #21 on the latest leaders list. Lastly, here are some highlights.

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Until next time..

GO TRIBE!! 

Tribe Turns The Tables (:

Oh yes, that is exactly what we did. The Tribe came out with bats swinging, & Aaron Laffey came out with all his good pitching. He has pitched well against the Twins this year. Infact, before last night, he pitched a game that I went to for my Birthday, & beat the Twins, where the final was 4-2 Tribe. The Indians got their revenge, & won 8-1. Oh, & Jess Todd did quite a job closing out the game. Lookie here, here’s a picture from last night, & Asdrubal Cabrera slid in safely to third.

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Now, I’m going to talk about Trevor Crowe. He had a chance with all these trades, & boy is he doing well for us. I definetely think he should be staying. He had more RBIs in last night’s game, & basically he does that every night. Plus, the 1-2 punch of him & Grady is a very good thing. Trevor is 9th to bat, then Grady leads off.”They came out Tuesday and really put it on us, then they had Francisco Liriano on the mound,” Trevor said. “I think we’re showing that, although we may be some guys down, we can still go out and compete.” He has really blue eyes! Just saying. Trevor does, that is. See?

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Okay, now on to the highlights!

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Until next time..

GO TRIBE!!

Tribe vs Twins – Twins Win The First Game

Alright, so last night we faced the Twins. I dont understand how we lost..no really, I dont. David Huff was pitching strikes the whole time..well at first. Then, he started giving up walks & stuff..so, I guess I sort of understand. Anyways, the final score was 10-1 Twins.

I was so upset about the attendance at Progressive Field. Look, Tribe fans, I know it stinks. All these trades have been hard on us. It’s been difficult. Not going to the games, though, is NOT going to solve anything. I’m one of those really loyal Indians fans, so the attendance really gets to me. Just get out there, & support your team, already!

I hope we can get our revenge tommorow & pound the Twins. Oh, one more thing. Three players we brought up because of these trades, Chris Giminez, Trevor Crowe, & Andy Marte, have done a good job for us. & Of course Justin Masterson has done a really good job, too. Wait, I forgot something. Jose Veraas has been designated for assignment, so Jess Todd, our “player to be named later,” in the Mark DeRosa trade, can be brought up. 

Until next time..

GO TRIBE!!

Thanks For The Memories

That’s all I know to say to Victor..thanks for the memories, & thanks for everything. As you all probably know right now, Vic was traded to the Red Sox. I already said everything he meant to the Tribe, & it kills me inside to say “meant,” because he still means a lot. When I saw his interview, & knew he was fighting back tears & had been crying, my heart broke. Shattered. I even started crying. It sounds babyish, but fans get attached to the players, especially someone like Victor. Goodbye Victor. We love you.

 

goodbyee victor.jpgRemember when you completed our 10 run comeback in the 9th, & hit that single? I do. Remember when we clinched the AL Division Title in 2007, & said, “We did it. We did it!”
I do. I’ll always remember you, Victor. I hope you have a great time with the Red Sox…As you all have guessed, I am quite upset today. It’s been a tough week, & especially a tough couple days. I was hoping he would never get traded, & before the day came, I was dreading it inside, because I had a feeling this would happen. I am too shocked & upset to write much about this trade…

Uh, on the brightside, I have to talk about yesterday’s win. We went into extra innings tied at 5, & eventually won in the bottom of the 13th against the Tigers, 6-5. & On a sad, sad day, where I was basically moping the whole day, it ended on a good note. Maybe the Tribe listened to the letter. They sure did keep fighting. & The outcome was also a mob of Jamey Carroll.

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There are also some highlights that I found.

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 Until next time..

 GO TRIBE. 

My Letter To The Cleveland Indians

Dear Cleveland Indians,

I know you lost yesterday, & the day before. It doesn’t matter to me as much as what has been going on. Was it possibly because you had other things on your mind? I sure did. I’m sure you were quite a bit distracted the last two days with the trades of Ryan, Cliff Lee, Bennie, & even Raffy. Ryan was a shock, but I could almost understand that. So was Raffy, but same story there. Cliff Lee & Bennie?! That was totally a huge shock. Personally? I think Mark Shapiro is crazy. Even Cliff Lee seems to agree, “As a fan, it’s hard to feel good about that,” Lee said. “Losing one Cy Young winner one year and another one the very next year is probably hard for a fan to swallow. It’s the nature of the game. It’s something you should really talk to [GM Mark] Shapiro about. What his outlook was, what his intent was. Obviously, he felt he was making the team better with this move. I’m not going to grade it, approve or disapprove. It’s my job to pitch. I just got traded and I’ve got to pitch for a new team.” Yeah, it is hard. It’s been hard ever since that stupid trading deadline stuff started. I’ve heard other Tribe fans talking about it, & they are quite upset. It’s like Mark is saying, “Hey! I’m so excited! I traded Cliff Lee & Bennie for some ice cream!!” ..That’s not cool. It’s also like the team is completely giving up. Yes, the rebuilding period has started. Wonderful. Saying “rebuilding” is supposed to make it feel easier? Happier? It doesn’t make it sound like a wonderful walk in the park. Just saying.. if it were up to me, I would fire Mark & Eric by at least the end of the season. Unfortunately, it’s not my decision, as I am just a 15 year old girl. Now that Cliff & Ben are gone, who is next? “It’s turned into an ax house around here,” said rookie outfielder Chris Gimenez. “We had Gark, Raffie Betancourt and Benny and Cliff. It’s tough. You get to know all these guys. You wish them the best, but it’s tough to see them go. In a sense, it’s a new beginning. We’re getting some young guys in here who can step it up and see what we have for a future.” Axe house is right. I got to hand it to you, Chris, that’s a good description.

Could Victor be the next to go? I swear, if he is..I will lose it. Victor Martinez is everything to our team. He’s basically our remaining All-Star, he’s a leader, he’s a good player, he’s a nice guy. I have heard so many trade rumors about it, about him leaving. Just to make it VERY clear. He shouldn’t be going anywhere. I have asked myself, “Why does it seem like we are giving up on next season before it starts?” Now I am telling you, Cleveland Indians, dont give up. ( Mark Shapiro, be a little smarter, would you?! ) All you players, get out there & be strong. Fight every day, & try your best no matter what’s happening. Be agressive, be proud to be where you are in life. Meanwhile, I will try to do the same. I will try to look on the positive side, & never give up on you. As a matter of fact, I would never give up on you. I dont care who does, I wont. I dont care if some Yankees fan wearing a Yankees jersey stares me down because I’m wearing a Tribe shirt. (It’s happened, it was sort of creepy ) I dont care if a Phillies fan torments me, saying that Cliff Lee is definetely going to Philly, even before the trade took place. I really, DO NOT CARE if a Red Sox fan calls this team a joke. You know why? Cause you are not. Keep fighting, believe in yourself, & show the world what you can do. What you can be. Grady, even if you end up leaving within the years to come, you will still be my hero. No matter where you go, it will always be the same. To all the players, I listen/watch you every day, unless it’s an off-day. Or, of course, off season. I feel hurt when players get traded, just like you do. I am there when you win, & I feel the joy of it along with all of you. I’m there when you have a bad game, & I swallow my pride & look forward to the next game, hoping to feel that familiar satisfied feeling of a solid win. I’m there when fans of other teams chime in & say what they think, which sometimes isn’t such a good thing to say. I’m always there, & always will be. No matter what, I will always be a fan of the Cleveland Indians. Good luck, & keep fighting. I believe in every single one of you.

Until Next Time..

GO TRIBE.