Originally written on Fox Sports Ohio  |  Last updated 11/1/14
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...
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