Just one week ago, Cleveland Indians fans were waking up after a late night filled with enough ups and downs to last a lifetime.
It has only been a week since the Cleveland Indians began the offseason, but it seems like an eternity.
Last Thursday was a solemn day in Cleveland. The weather went back to its normal dreary ways and fans had to avoid looking at any form of media, unless one wanted to hear about just how excited Cubs fans were.
But a week has passed and while the pain of the loss will live on forever, optimism toward next year is already in full swing. There are some who will live on with the feelings of doom and gloom, declaring 2016 a failure, but those individuals miss the entire purpose of sports.
Baseball, like other sports, are supposed to serve as an escape from everyday life. It is easy to get caught up and make a season seem like the most important thing in the world, but something like Tuesday’s election proves that sports are supposed to be something to go to when the real world gets difficult to live in.
As time continues to pass, the memories of the 2016 will inspire fans to be that much more excited about 2017. After so many years of mediocrity, a World Series berth is a great stepping stone for future success.
The Kansas City Royals lost in seven games in the 2014 World Series, only to come back and win it all in 2015. Their fans continued to be one of the best fan bases in the league, and the loyalty paid off. Indians fans should follow their lead as this team looks to avenge a painful series loss.
Let’s now take a look at the news surrounding the Indians and the rest of the MLB in today’s edition of A.M. Wahoo’s.
Cleveland Indians News:
"The Cleveland Indians have never been a team that is going to go out and buy a championship."
"Throughout the playoffs and into the World Series, the national media liked to cling to the “Mike Napoli is the heart and soul of the Cleveland Indians” narrative."
"Cleveland Indians’ Francisco Lindor is extremely grateful. The 22-year-old won the American League Gold Glove at shortstop on Tuesday."
"Edwin Encarnacion has averaged 39 home runs and 110 RBI over the last five seasons, including 42 home runs and an (tied for) American League-leading 127 RBI this past season, and he’s set to cash in as one of the top hitters on the free agent market this offseason."
"It is no secret that the Detroit Tigers first-baseman is good friends with the Astros second baseman Jose Altuve."