Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Your Indians of . . . .Milwaukee?

(Lots of snow in Cleveland this weekend.)(Yeah , there isn't gonna be baseball played here soon.)(Fausto Carmona was holding out hope this weekend. No Dice.)(One of the great Milwaukee fans.)(Kelly Shoppach sitting in his Milwaukee "home" dugout before Mondays game.)(The National Anthem Under the Dome in Milwaukee.)(The Indians Rally Drummer dude made the trip. So did the Mascot, Slider, not pictured.)

This just had to be mentioned (Though I am a Red Sox fan first and foremost, I do live in Ohio now, and see my share of Indians and Reds broadcasts). After having their entire first 4 game series of the season against Seattle be cancelled by snow, more inclement weather was forecast on Monday. Because of that reason, the Indians series against Anaheim was/will be played in Milwaukee (where they have a dome}. Thats right, on Monday night the Indians played their home opener, IN MILWAUKEE! Amazingly, on one days notice, there were 19,031 fans that showed for the game.

"I thought it would be like five, maybe 500," Indians Closer Joe Borowski said. "I thought it would be like an American Legion game. I mean, come on, less than 24 hours' notice? I didn't think anyone would be here."

"I thought maybe there would be like 2,000 fans," reliever Roberto Hernandez said. "But the people from Milwaukee showed a lot. It felt like a regular game out there tonight."

Credit needs to go to the fans for this. They looked like they were having a lot of fun. They even did the "Slo-Mo Wave" a tradition at Wisconsin Badger Football games, much to the amusement of the teams players. This shows that Milwaukee is a hell of a baseball town and this should be trumpeted throughout the league. Way to go guys!


PS the Indians won Mondays game, 7-6.

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