August is always a scary time here at the Corner of Carnegie and Ontario.
I can’t help myself. The Indians went 5-24 last season during the dog days of summer, demoralizing an already precarious season in which an overachieving team dropped off the face of the earth.
It was arguably the worst month of baseball in Cleveland Indians’ history, and what’s the most scary about that statement is that it’s not hyperbole.
So what did the Indians do heading into August in 2013?
They started off 3-1, and lulled me into a false sense of security, before dropping seven out of eight thanks to a series sweep by the first place Detroit Tigers.
No, 5-8 certainly isn’t 5-24, but the struggles to win may be even more significant than 2012.
Let’s be real here. The 2012 Cleveland Indians weren’t good. While they flirted with first place for much of the first-half of the season, they were destined to lose a bunch of games. I could spend days talking about the deficiencies of the 2012 team, and I have.