On his third time around with the Cleveland Indians, hot-hitting left fielder Kenny Lofton can share some playoff and world series memories, as well as tips with this young Indians team. He also wants everyone in and out of Cleveland to be engaged in what is happening on the shores of Lake Erie.
Interviewed after the game on Tuesday night, Kenny made the following comments and observations;
"Since I've been back, we 've only had a couple of sell-outs at Jacobs Field. It's not like it used to be. Guys have caught a glimpse of it, but they don't understand what it was like. It was unbelievable. The fans were so loud, that they scared me at times. I'd say, 'Wow, these people are going crazy.' It was awesome...awesome! The guys now will come back to the dugout and say, 'Wow, it's loud.' I tell them, 'Man, you just don't get it. It was loud like this almost every night, from the first inning through the ninth.' I think the other teams would come to Jacobs Field afraid. The fans came out in bundles, and they were loud and rowdy. I've seen glimpses of it, but it's not like it used to be. Hopefully, we can get that back on our last home stretch. Hopefully, the fans can really show the support for what the guys are trying to do on the field. It would be fun to see that again. Players feed off that. It can be a difference maker for our team."
Well said, Kenny. The "Home Stretch" that Kenny is referring to is a nine game home stand beginning on Friday, September 14th, and ending on Sunday, September 23rd. They will host Kansas City, Detroit, and Oakland, three games each.
The air waves and print media are full of popular and positive conversation about our Cleveland Indians. Afternoon radio host Mike Trivisonno is trying to get a theme song for the Tribe. What song did he pick? He chose "I Won't Back Down" by Tom Petty. Good choice, Mike! He played it all afternoon along with the Indians' radio play by play announcer Tom Hamilton's comment at the final out of today's game:
"The Indians continue to steamroll to the Central...Division Championship!"
Everyone is talkin' Tribe. The Indians are the hottest team in baseball just in time for their drive to the pennant!
Let's follow Kenny Lofton's wish and fill the Jake!
It's time to pick your seat!
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Be loud...Be proud...See ya there!