5 things to love about Cleveland Indians this season - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

5 things to love about Cleveland Indians this season

(Source: AP Images) (Source: AP Images)
DOWNTOWN CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) -

Here are five things to love about the Indians this season.

1. Baseball is back.

Even if your team stinks this is something to celebrate because when the Boys of Summer are playing, it means winter is finally in the rear view mirror. It means warmer days are ahead. Summertime in America is absolutely amazing, and baseball is our daily summer soap opera.

2. The Tribe is good and the Central should be theirs.

Of course baseball is better when your team is good, and this year should be the first time since the 90s that the Indians are hands down the best team in the division at the start of the season. Granted, 162 games must still be played to settle it, but for once the climb does not seem so uphill.

3. A chance to establish.

This is building on the "they are good" narrative, but there is another layer to it. The Indians have not had back-to-back good seasons since Mike Hargrove was the manager. The team has a lot of respect around the league right now, but if they want to it to last, if they want to be talked about every year for the next several years as one of the top clubs in the game, they need to string together multiple good seasons in a row.

They are well positioned to craft that image right now.

4. Francisco Lindor is wearing a Wahoo.

If you love baseball, you cannot get enough of Cleveland's shortstop. He's their best player, he's one of the best young players in the game, and he is a rising star in the Major Leagues. If you do not think he is worth the price of admission, you are baseballing wrong.

5. Progressive Field is outstanding.

The Tribe has done such a good job at keeping this place current. Things are up to date, the concessions are on point thanks to local restaurants being on the scene, and they even have a bar in right field. You do not have to have a great ballpark to have a great experience at the game, but wow does it take it to a whole new level.

Download the Cleveland 19 News app and First Alert Weather app.

Copyright 2017 WOIO. All rights reserved.

  • Seen on 19Seen on 19More>>

  • FREE Queso at Moe's all day

    FREE Queso at Moe's all day

    Thursday, September 21 2017 12:15 PM EDT2017-09-21 16:15:14 GMT
    Free Queso Day at Moe's. (Source: Facebook)Free Queso Day at Moe's. (Source: Facebook)

    If you like free food, then today is your lucky day.  

    More >>

    If you like free food, then today is your lucky day.  

    More >>
  • Cleveland Zoo welcomes new gorillas to exhibit

    Cleveland Zoo welcomes new gorillas to exhibit

    Thursday, September 21 2017 9:04 AM EDT2017-09-21 13:04:28 GMT
    Cleveland Metroparks Zoo welcomes two new female gorillas. (Source: Cleveland Metroparks Zoo)Cleveland Metroparks Zoo welcomes two new female gorillas. (Source: Cleveland Metroparks Zoo)

    A pair of gorillas now make their home at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. The zoo is welcoming two new female gorillas ahead of World Gorilla Day, Sept. 24. "Fredrika" (or Freddy) is 43-year-old from Zoo Miami in Miami, FL and 26-year-old and "Kebi Moya" (or Kebi) comes to Cleveland from the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium in Powell, OH. 

    More >>

    A pair of gorillas now make their home at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. The zoo is welcoming two new female gorillas ahead of World Gorilla Day, Sept. 24. "Fredrika" (or Freddy) is 43-year-old from Zoo Miami in Miami, FL and 26-year-old and "Kebi Moya" (or Kebi) comes to Cleveland from the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium in Powell, OH. 

    More >>
  • Data breach: Medical Mutual employee sends private information for thousands to wrong email

    Data breach: Medical Mutual employee sends private information for thousands to wrong email

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 7:31 PM EDT2017-09-20 23:31:07 GMT
    Medical Mutual of Ohio headquarters in downtown Cleveland (Source: Facebook)Medical Mutual of Ohio headquarters in downtown Cleveland (Source: Facebook)

    Medical Mutual of Ohio has confirmed that an employee sent 45 emails to the wrong person containing personal information for more than 6,000 of its Medicare Advantage customers.  According to a spokesperson for Med Mutual, based in Cleveland, this was an accident because the employee typed in an incorrect email address and the data was going to a third party that didn't have authorization to be looking at private information.  

    More >>

    Medical Mutual of Ohio has confirmed that an employee sent 45 emails to the wrong person containing personal information for more than 6,000 of its Medicare Advantage customers.  According to a spokesperson for Med Mutual, based in Cleveland, this was an accident because the employee typed in an incorrect email address and the data was going to a third party that didn't have authorization to be looking at private information.  

    More >>
Powered by Frankly