Diary of an Excruciating Game


It’s still Opening Day for the Cleveland Indians, but it doesn’t feel like a good time to celebrate. In case you missed it, the Indians took a 4-1 lead into the ninth inning before Chris Perez blew the save and the Toronto Blue Jays tied the game. The score remained knotted up at 4-4 until J.P. Arencibia‘s three-run homer in the top of the 16th put Toronto on top, 7-4.

To recap the game now wouldn’t do justice to the agony of the almost-five-and-a-half-hour game and the crushing frustration that followed when the Indians lost. Instead, here’s the story of the game through some Wahoo’s on First writers’ tweets (including Katie Hendershot, who was there to see the Tribe’s misfortunes live). See if you can detect our joyful optimism slowly fading away.

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