Thursday, October 18, 2007


Come on now, fellow Indians fans, you didn't think it would be that easy, did you?

You didn't think our guys could just reel off four straight against the team they tied for the best record in the whole damn league, did you? Did you?!?

Listen, nothing is ever that easy for the Indians in October. In 1995, the year the Tribe lapped the frigging field in the A.L., the Mariners (the Mariners!!) even stretched the Wahoos to six games. Our boys just don't wrap up best-of-seven series in 5 games or less. That's just not how it works for us.

This is Cleveland. Nothing comes easy for us.

That said... if you're panicking now, get the hell off the bus. The bad news is that the Indians have faced a buzzsaw twice in Josh Beckett and that stuff happens. The good news is that if they can replicate their batting efforts from Games 2-4 and chase either Schilling or Matsuzaka before 5 innings everything will be fine.

Did you hear that, Cleveland? Everything will be fine.

Now breathe.

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