The Cleveland Indians didn’t pick up a win on Friday but the game provided a lot of excitement to get one fan ready for October.
Friday night’s Cleveland Indians game won’t be one that is looked back upon once the postseason is here.
The Indians lost and thus had to wait another day to clinch the division. However, it was a big game for me.
I took part in the Tribe Live experience Friday night and even though the team didn’t retweet any of my fire tweets, as they advertised, it was still great.
I was grateful to be able to take my dad to a game, on me, after years of going to games with him. We spent the first three innings in the right field bullpen area. There was even an old bullpen phone in there. And if you are wondering if everyone down there made a joke about calling Tito to take Josh Tomlin out of the game, you would be correct.
We spent the final six innings in some great seats near first base. Overall, a great time and it is awesome the team gives this experience to fans for free.
I had not been to a game since the home opener and I can admit that I have basically been waiting for October to arrive. But seeing Edwin Encarnacion and Josh Donaldson launch back-to-back homers brought back that Indians fever.
Then came Andrew Miller‘s entrance and I felt the goosebumps again. At least until he gave up a run right away.
The Indians made it exciting at the end and I left the stadium feeling good. The Indians are still set to clinch the division in mid-September and that is a fantastic situation to be in. I would have liked to see them clinch in person but I’ll settle for the experience I had.
I was able to treat my dad to a free game on his birthday and we stood right up against the right field wall in Progressive Field. That is an experience I’ll never forget.