ROCKY RIVER, OH (WOIO) - After the Cleveland Indians lost in Game 7 of the 2016 World Series, a life-long Tribe fan is taking a unique approach to bring about good luck this season.
"We're going to bury this beer in the ground," said Greg Vovos.
It's a beer that's fit for a World Series celebration. Vovos held on to a bottle of Columbus Bodhi beer since the Indians lost to the Cubs last year.
"I was going to come home and drink it and just complete the celebration," said Vovos.
Fans all know Game 7, which Vovos and his wife went to, didn't go as the Tribe planned.
"It was the most devastating, amazing sports journey I've ever been at," he said.
The die-hard fan said he bought a four-pack of beer last fall. He drank one each time the Indians won in the World Series, but the final beer sat in his fridge for months.
"I didn't know what to do with it. I thought about, should I just break it? Should I drink it? I didn't know what to do with it," Vovos said.
Instead, he came up with a different approach.
"You know what I'm going to do? I'm just going to bury it in the ground and when the Indians win the World Series, I'm going to dig it back up and drink it," Vovos said.
On MLB's opening day, Vovos and his kids dug a hole, wrapped the beer in a Rally Together towel and buried it in their backyard.
"People say, because it's an IPA, all the hops in it it's going to go bad pretty quickly, but I'm still going to drink it," Vovos said.
Taste aside, he believes this is the best way for him to send positive vibes to the Tribe. He's banking on a World Series win this season.
"Bodhi is the Buddhist word for awakening that you have right before nirvana, so when we drink that final beer, it'll be Cleveland nirvana," he said.
Vovos said when the Indians win the World Series, he plans to film himself drinking the beer and post it to YouTube.