Saturday, September 1, 2007


41,131 delirious fans watched Paul Byrd pitch a complete game, 4-hit shutout tonight at Jacobs field. Then, after catcher Kelly Shoppach served up a cream pie to Byrd during the post-game interview, those fans were invited onto the outfield grass to view the movie "The Natural" on the center field scoreboard.
The crowds are back at the Jake as the Cleveland Indians extended their current and longest winning streak of the season to 8 games and stayed 5.5 games ahead of the Tigers in the American League Central.
As the playoffs draw closer, the Indians are gaining momentum and the attention of the media across the country. They are the hottest team in baseball and their hot streak couldn't have come at a better time!
Fans across the country are starting to believe that the 2007 Cleveland Indians are the real deal!

Jeremy from the St. Petersburg Times dons his Tribe cap!

All in all, the Cleveland Indians appear to have put it all together at the right time. It still is no cakewalk to the playoff and the division championship because the Tribe still has some tough teams to face as they proceed through September. Minnesota, Los Angeles, Chicago, Kansas City, Detroit, Oakland and Seattle all await to give the Indians a true test of their mettle down the stretch. With the pitching they are enjoying, combined with the rediscovered potent offense, strong defense, and a great sense of fun and camaraderie that surround this team, They are steamrolling into October with a swagger!

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