It bears repeating that the Indians are in the playoffs. Yes, it’s the newly-minted Wild Card slot in which they play one game for the chance to play in the American League Divisional Series. And it’s a possibility that this may very well be the last game of the season for the Tribe.
But, of course, the fans, diehard and casual, want to see this team in it for the long haul, through the ALDS, AL Championship Series and maybe even the World Series. One series at a time, though. The focus should rightfully be on their opponent, the Tampa Bay Rays.
However, it has come to my attention, or maybe it’s always been in the forefront, that there’s a certain subset of people who call themselves Cleveland fans and have nothing but venom for the Indians, even despite the fact they had a massive turnaround and made the playoffs. No, there’s apparently still some belly-aching among this group.
If you fall into this category, I have to ask you a serious question…
What’s wrong with you?
Are you going to be like Randy Quaid’s character in Major League II who magically stopped being a sourpuss when Rick Vaughn came out with his old haircut and attitude? Or are you even beyond that?
I’ve also found it’s generally not limited to the Indians with these folks. They never have anything good to say about any Cleveland sports team, as if they feed off the misery of others to somehow keep them going during the day.
You shouldn’t act surprised I’m pointing this out, either, or that I’m the first person to do so. In fact, I’d wager that at least one or two people outside of your Internet Cocoon of Sadness openly wonder what your deal is, too.
Should the outcome of the Indians-Rays game not be what we’re hoping for, I’d like to request you stay out of site afterwards. But we know you won’t.
Good thing there’s a Block button on Twitter, in that case.