"In case you haven't noticed, and judging by the attendance you haven't, the Indians have managed to win a few ball games, and are threatening to climb out of the cellar." Bob Uecker as broadcaster "Harry Doyle" in the movie "Major League."
Granted, last night's game vs. the Mariners was a make-up from a snowed-out date of April 9th but still, where are the fans? The Tribe is four and a half games ahead of Detroit in the American League Central and only 25,000+ fans came through the turnstiles! This is a town that filled up and sold out Jacob's Field 455 consecutive times for a major league record in attendance.
So, where are the fans?
Tribe manager Eric Wedge became a spectator last night after vehemently questioning a no-call on a balk! Yeah!
The fact is that nothing was being done for about 45 days to snap the Tribe out of their funk until about a week ago when manager Eric Wedge shook up the line-up and the team. Look for this town to regain confidence and flock to the Jake this weekend as the Tribe hosts the White Sox. The nerve-wracking, come-from-behind, one-run victories are back! Will they stay?