Cleveland Indians players and coaches were at The Q Wednesday night to support the Cavaliers. It was a loss, but it was still nice to see the local support.
The Cleveland Indians did their job yesterday. The same cannot be said for the Cavaliers, thanks to Kevin Durant.
The Indians entered the night after a 3-1 victory over the Brewers, their second win in as many days. And with a day off today, the Indians decided to take in some Cavs action.
That included Terry Francona, whose fashion is up for debate.
That hair. Those guns. The shoes! That kid is a star off the field as well.
My point in highlighting their attendance is because it is great to see these Cleveland stars supporting another team in town. At a time when a certain Browns player is actively rooting against the Cavs, the Indians showed up and supported their neighbors across the street.
Cleveland is such a passionate sports city where a lot of fans support all three major teams. And that is before mentioning Ohio State fandom.
Being able to know that the athletes all support each other gives it more of a family feeling, as opposed to the days when LeBron showed up at an Indians game with a Yankees hat on. As we saw during the 2016 World Series, he has learned to embrace Cleveland.
After this night off, the Indians head to Detroit to take on a second-place Tigers team over the weekend. A small slide by the Tigers has given the Indians a 4.5-game lead, but a bad weekend for the Indians could quickly change that.
The series begins Friday on a night when the Cavs are fighting to keep their season alive. The Indians won’t be in attendance, but I know the support will remain and the players will want to know what happened after the game ends in Detroit. That is the kind of connected atmosphere created by this special team.
Given LeBron doesn’t skip town again, I’d expect him to be at Progressive Field in October once again this year.