So here we are, Cleveland Sports Week in Review, Edition #3! Included this week, fan freak outs, Twitter GM’s, a job offer, and LIES. Let’s get rolling, thanks for joining me this week. I hope you enjoy the Week in Review.
The Indians lost their seventh in a row here, and to say that the fans were getting a little restless, watching the losses mount and flashbacks to collapses in 2011 and 2012 continue to come to mind, is perhaps understating things a bit…
@B_B_B_Bruno @Mo_Hanlon @SportsCenter the Indians suck
— Bobby Chapman (@bobbo_19) June 10, 2013
Wow Indians suck.
— David Moline (@Dirty_Dave094) June 10, 2013
The Indians suck again
— Jeff Susalla (@JeffS2708) June 9, 2013
Indians continue to suck
— Jake Capezzuto (@jake_cap25) June 9, 2013
— Jordan Lorenz (@jordanL14) June 9, 2013
As I said, understated. We all know the Indians don’t “suck”…well, maybe we don’t “know” that for certain…but whe-….aw, screw it. I got nothing. The Indians suck…you guys win. Season’s over, pack-up the truck. Losing eight of one-hundred and sixty-two pretty much mathematically eliminates the Tribe, right?
Or, it doesn’t, and people just like to freak-out. Either way.
Eight in a row.
I’m not going to go crazy taking the temperature of the fans here, just go read the Sunday entry again if you want to know what people thought of this game. As we now know, this was the end of the losing streak, and things got a little better from here for the Wahoos this week, so let’s just skip-ahead to that, and leave the losing streak behind in the dust…
Alright. Just one.
@gaamcire yeah its brutal right now. Were 18-4 just last month and now the Indians are 4-18 dropping eight in a row.
— Matt Schickler (@mschickler07) June 11, 2013
5-2 WIN! HALLELUJAH!!
Among the losing streaks this win popped a bullet into, were an overall eight-game losing streak and a twelve-game road losing streak. Also, there was what seemed like a 500-game losing streak to the Rangers, because it just feels to me like they always kick our ass, no matter if we’re good and they suck, or if they’re good and we suck. Doesn’t matter, we get our brains beat-in by the Rangers on the regular.
For that reason, this win was freaking huge for the Indians. Like, mega-huge. Double-gulp-huge. Huger than the hugest-huger.
The #Indians finally snap their losing streak and the #Heat get blown out in game three of the Finals. Good day in sports.
— Tom Hersh (@TheBigSqueezy) June 12, 2013
Oh yeah, I almost forgot about that other thing. That freakin’ rocked too. What a good day Cleveland fans had today! This was one of those days that you wish you could bottle-up and save for later, because you just know things are going to suck again at some point soon, and we’re gonna need the positive energy then to bust us out of whatever that is.
The Indians won another game against Texas, 5-2!
Unbelievable. They get their heads smashed-in for over a week, and then somehow pull themselves together and start kicking Texas’s ass like it’s nothing. How do you even verbalize how weird this is? We never beat Texas as it stands, much less twice in a row, coming-off an eight game losing streak, in Texas, after twelve road losses in a row, with the fans shooting laser-death-rays at the players through Twitter…
BOOM. Two in-a-row.
By the way, if there’s ever been a doubt as to who the most popular bench boss is in Indians history, let the question be answered for all eternity. It’s not even close.
Indians won yesterday, they won again today, that's two in a row, we win one tomorrow that's called a winning streak. It has happend before.
— Matt Fee (@MattFee4) June 13, 2013
“@MLBastian: Indians won yesterday. The win today makes it two in a row. If they win Friday, that's called a winning streak. #LouBrown”
— Ethan Wenger (@ethanwenger8) June 13, 2013
Indians won yesterday. The win today makes it two in a row. If they win Friday, that's called a winning streak. #LouBrown
— Jordan Bastian (@MLBastian) June 13, 2013
"We won a game yesterday. We win won today, that's two in a row. We win on Friday, that's called a winning streak." #Indians
— Adam Wells (@adamwells1985) June 13, 2013
Alright @Indians lets win two in a row thats called a winning streak #loubrown #Indians
— Brett Hoy (@hitmanhoy84) June 13, 2013
We won yesterday, if we win today thats two in a row. If we win tomorrow thats called a winning streak. It has happened before. @Indians
— Don Hessey (@jrhessey) June 12, 2013
The #Indians won a game tonight. We win one tomorrow…that's two in a row. We win the next one and that's called a winning streak.
— Matt (@mattsivillo) June 12, 2013
Not much in the way of sports on Thursday, but it’s probably a good thing because WE WERE ALL GOING TO DIE ANYWAY!!
Of course, the Weatherheads on the tweeter-machine were predicting the end times, as usual.
FYI – the Severe Storm Watch for our area tonight is a Particularly Dangerous Situation watch…widespread damage possible #clewx
— Betsy Kling – WKYC (@BetsyKling) June 13, 2013
@AllanFee watching Jeff tanchak freak out and flail on live television can be quite exhausting.
— Emmy Spallz (@emmyspallz) June 13, 2013
I hid under my bed for a while, but soon realized the fact that nothing was happening outside – at all, so I got-up and went to sleep pissed-off. IT BARELY RAINED WHERE I LIVE, WTF IS THAT?? I WAS PROMISED STRAIGHT-LINE WINDS AND STUFF! HAIL! I WAS TOLD THE WORLD WAS ENDING, YOU SAID I WAS GOING TO DIE BETSY KLING, WHY DIDN’T THAT HAPPEN??
The Indians keep “rolling”, beating Washington 2-1 at Progressive Field.
This game was all about the Indians and their
I didn’t make that up, although I wish I had…haha
The #Indians have some SEC speed.
— Ryan (@Isley23) June 15, 2013
Win some, lose some…and the Indians lost this one to Washington 7-6.
Oh you Indians fans…how quickly the tide turns on a favorite son. Et tu, Brute? Then fall Swisher.
Wish the Tribe could've pulled of the win but Nick Swisher screwed it up
— Nick Zimmerman (@Nick_Zimmerman4) June 16, 2013
Nick Swisher really let everyone down tonight
— Travis Zochowski (@T_Zochowski15) June 16, 2013
I want to separate these two from the tool up next.
Everyone who loved the Nick Swisher signing, you guys are idiots……I tried to tell you
— Dan Becks (@dan_becks) June 16, 2013
People like this jackass on Twitter can seriously go blow themselves. “I told you BLAH BLAH BLAH!”…Just shut-up. If you were so damn smart, you’d be picking players for the Yankees. Instead, you’re not.
YOU GUYS REMEMBER RIGHT I TOLD YOU XXXX WAS GONNA SUK YOU SHOULD LISTEN TO ME I RULE@@@@+!!!
Just stop it d00d, nobody is impressed with you Twitter-GM skills. Nick Swisher will be fine. It’s called a slump, and it happens to everybody, including you at the Waffle House or wherever you’re employed to clean toilets at. I’m sure you’ve missed poop-splatter before. It happens. Same thing here.
All this hate for Swish leads into a larger discussion. Why is it that players can never slump without being a bust, washed-up, and accused of stealing the money in their contract? Everybody’s great, until they go 3-for-30 or whatever. Then, they’re worthless and should have never been signed/drafted/promoted. Grow-up, it’s baseball. You’re a Hall-of-Famer if you only fail three out of every ten times you bat. Stuff happens, get a helmet.
Oh, and I should mention, the Cleveland Fusion kicked the snot out of the Michigan Mayhem. Check it!
It's a WIN for the first week of the playoffs!!!! Final score 35-6. Way to go ladies!!!! Next stop: Chicago #fusion2013 #laceup #playoffs
— Cleveland Fusion (@clevelandfusion) June 16, 2013
I’m really glad they won, because I feel like I had a personal stake in the game, haha. Way to go Fusion!
OK, let’s dive right into it. Big doins’ this week
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