As much fun as it is to see these guys doing so well in the post season for other teams, it still pains Indians fans to reflect on what could have been if these guys were still maintaining lockers on the corner of 9th Street and Ontario. Manny Ramirez, Casey Blake, Ryan Ludwick, Carl Pavano, Cliff Lee, CC Sabathia, Mark DeRosa, Victor Martinez, Rafael Betancourt, Ronnie Belliard, Ben Francisco, and even Jim Thome to name a few of the guys who got away and are littered through the playoffs this year.
Perhaps it is our image. I love smiling Chief Wahoo. I do not think of him as degrading but he truly is politically incorrect. That doesn't bother me at all. What bothers me is that he resembles a nice guy, maybe a push over. The front office could use the above logo to help encourage some think-tank time to stop the dismantling of the team and bring back a winning tradition. Don't look for that to happen...the deep thinking until the current upper management and ownership are banished from the shores of Lake Erie.
I mean really pissed! Who would have thought that building a new ballpark would have made us competitive in 1994?
In the mean time, congratulations Joe Torre and his Los Angeles Dodgers. One more series to go and they are closer to my dream World Series (for this year)...
Dodger vs. Yankees in the revenge of Joe Torre!