Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Injury bug has arrived

The Tribe has been hit hard with the injury bug, losing some of there best hitters and fielders. With Santana, Super Manahan, and Asdrubal out with injuries, the Indians had to look to there back ups for support. Jose Lopez and Juan Diaz came to play and we didn't lose a step yesterday against the Royals. Tomlin came off the DL and pitched a great game going five innings and only letting up four runs. The big name to follow though this injury plague, is Jason Kipnis. Kipnis had three hits in the game to go along with his two RBI's. He has been red hot and is carrying the team on his shoulders right now. Chris Perez has came through big time too, after calling out the fans. He recorded his 17th save of the season. If the tribe can continue to play like they did yesterday they wont have to worry about teams sweeping them anymore.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Calling out the Fans

With the Indians in first place was Perez right for calling out the fans for not showing up to the games?  I agree that the total attendance is down from last year but I've heard that many people think that it is just too pricey at the games. Also how many people can drop what they are doing or call off work to go to a Monday afternoon game. I don't think too many people can do that. Perez went a little to far when he started to mention the fans. If they keep winning an as the summer months approaching more and more people will begin to fill the seats at Progressive Field. The ballpark needs to help the fans to by maybe lowering the prices of beer and food or have give aways that help with the price of tickets. I went to a game recently and a 24oz. can of Labatt Blue was $10. That is just crazy. If you have two of those then you wont have enough to buy a hot dog and fries. The prices have just seemed to sky rocket and that is not helping the attendance at all. They need to remember that not everyone is working and that times are tough now. I do think though that the attendance will get better with time and people will watch their beloved Indians as they keep a strong grip on first place in the central division. Time is on our side here in Cleveland, it always has been.