Originally posted on Waiting For Next Year  |  Last updated 9/18/12

Having taken some time off from the microblogging platform Twitter, citing personal attacks to him and his family, Cleveland Indians team president Mark Shapiro has returned to reconnect with fans.

Want to reconnect with all of you Tribe fans. Sorry for my absence, been a rough time for all & I stepped back to focus on leading the org

— Mark Shapiro (@MarkShapiro) September 18, 2012

We’re as disappointed in this season as you are and can’t thank you enough for the dedication you show every day toward our team

— Mark Shapiro (@MarkShapiro) September 18, 2012

We are lucky to have fans with your passion and are working tirelessly to bring you that championship you deserve

— Mark Shapiro (@MarkShapiro) September 18, 2012

The reason I joined Twitter though is to connect directly with you all, so I want to refocus my efforts with that goal in mind

— Mark Shapiro (@MarkShapiro) September 18, 2012

Shapiro then stated that he will use 3-4p EST today to answer fan questions, adding that this will be a regular feature going forward as the team works towards rebounding for the 2013 season.

[Related: Tribe Takes A Key One From Detroit – Yours Truly Rejoices]

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