Some news, notes and thoughts from my Indians notebook…
When I posted this column in this space last Sunday the Indians were on the eve of their regular season finale needing a win to clinch a wildcard berth and home field advantage for the game. There was a heightened sense of excitement and belief that the Indians would not only get in the playoffs, but potentially do some damage if they got in there.
Well, they went on to win the game on Sunday and clinched the postseason berth and got that home game for the wildcard matchup with the Rays. The town was abuzz for three days and Progressive Field was absolutely rocking at the start of the game on Wednesday.
Three hours later it was all over.
Poof. The 2013 season came to about as abrupt an ending as you can have in baseball.
The season and subsequent ending reminded me of a rollercoaster ride at Cedar Point. It is like waiting in line to ride the Millennium Force or the Top Thrill Dragster ride. You can wait two ...