Tribe fever sweeps through Cleveland

Tribe fever sweeps through Cleveland
Source: WOIO

DOWNTOWN CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - There was a great feeling outside of the ballpark Thursday in downtown Cleveland.

With October baseball back in Cleveland, the park itself takes on a majestic feel, and fans soaked it in all day leading up to Game 1 against the Boston Red Sox.

People quietly reminisced about the greats while looking at the statues outside of Progressive Field.

"It brings back nostalgic times when the Indians were winning in the 60s," said Mark Alexander, a retired history teacher who is big fan of Larry Doby. "So 50 years later we're on the brink of it again."

Holly and John Dean, from Massillon, say they're all about Jim Thome.

"I really liked Thome. He brought a lot of good things here and looking at these statues I'd like to see a few more from this team down the road so I can tell my great grandchildren, 'Hey, look -- I was there,'" John Dean said.

He has the right idea, with many in Cleveland crossing their fingers and hoping this season brings a reason to put up more statues downtown.

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