Read this, from "This Day In Baseball History"...
September 21, 1964 - Manager Gene Mauch's first-place Phillies lost 1-0 to the Cincinnati Reds on Chico Ruiz's steal of home in the sixth inning. It was Philadelphia's first of ten straight losses, a streak that cost the National League pennant.
Are you old enough to remember the "Failed Phillies" of '64? Along with following the failures of the Indians that year, the National League pennant race caught my attention as well as everyone else with a pulse.
Could it happen to Cleveland?
Sure, anything is possible and the mathematics certainly could allow it.
Will it happen to Cleveland?
There are quite a few "Rust-Belt" rock throwers who believe nothing good can ever happen in Cleveland. So they build in these defense mechanisms to prepare for the worst so that they can say, "See, I told you so!" The sports talk shows in Cleveland are full of these negative whiners!
Let's shut them up and shut them down!
This team is going to the playoffs and beyond and all of the people that are afraid to commit to that in fear of having their hearts broken again cannot stop this momentum.
Get out to the Jake this weekend and lets help this team clinch at home!