Perspective is supposed to set in the day after a tough loss.
But perspective is elusive after the Cleveland Indians opener, a downer of a day and night that provided another of those moments for Cleveland fans. The Indians played the longest season opener ever, and lost.
After leading 4-1 heading into the ninth.
After not bringing a runner home from third with one out in the bottom of the ninth.
After not scoring one stinking run in the bottom of the 12th with the bases loaded and a guy at bat who had just signed a two-year contract extension.
Its really mind boggling until you recall the 3-1 ALCS lead over Boston in 2007, and that time in the World Series when Cleveland became the only team to start the bottom of the ninth inning of Game 7 with a lead and lose.
A season opener does not approach those catastrophic levels, but this loss sure felt worse than losing one game in May.
The bright side: Justin Masterson pitched so well and handled the loss so well. This is a guy to admir...