The Cleveland Indians Will Live Another Year Without Owning the Longest World Series Drought
The Cleveland Indians made various stadium renovations before 2015. From opening up the concourse so that fans could see the field to adding local restaurant venues, Progressive Field has re-entered the realm of modern baseball stadiums. However beautiful these changes may be, they have irked some of the die-hard Tribe fans. But these fans should embrace the renovations, writes Katrina Putnam.
As she went on to explain, the new stadium renovations targeted the casual Indians fan who only goes to a few games a season. As great as fans who purchase season ticket packages are, they cannot support the team’s revenue. Speaking of revenue, some fans complained that the team spent lots of money on Progressive Field instead of on the team, but this money came from a separate fund, and, thus, had no impact on the team’s 2015 payroll.
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In other news, the Chicago Cubs’ World Series streak is safe, as noted by Nick Blazek. After their elimination from the National League Championship Series at the hands of the New York Mets, the Cleveland Indians are still in second place for the longest World Series drought. It has been 107 years for the Cubs, 67 for the Tribe.
Given the two teams’ lack of recent World Series trophies, both teams can be compared in several different ways. Both rely on a young core, and each could have the Rookie of the Year for their respective league. This said, the Cubs have a much larger market and a much larger payroll than the Indians.
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"Cleveland Indians Fans Should Embrace Stadium Renovations – and the Casual Fan"