The Cleveland Indians get ready for a TribeTown October!!!
...a celebration of photos....
The Cleveland Indians are returning to the playoffs after an incredible two-week run that saw the team rack up a ten-game winning streak, while passing both the Texas Rangers and the Tampa Bay Rays for the top wildcard spot. The Tribe will play in front of a sold-out crowd on Wednesday. Who will they play? The Texas Rangers and the Tampa Bay Rays will figure that out tomorrow, but one thing is for sure. Your Cleveland Indians will be home on Wednesday, ready and waiting for their first trip to the playoffs in six seasons. Here's a look at today's season finish:
Ubaldo was the Indians' starter. He wore his newly crowned ace-status quite well (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)
Nick Swisher led things off for the Tribe, with a two-run bomb. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)
When Jason Kipnis Scored in the seventh, the Indians were up 5-0 and on their way. Ryan Raburn had scored earlier in the game as well.(Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)
By the time Ubaldo was done, he had struck out 13 hitters, his career high. (John Gress/Getty Images)
Justin Masterson closed things out for the Indians, and the Indians were wildcard champions!!! (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)
Clubhouse Preparations were made (photo: Cleveland Indians/MLB.com)
And the party was on!!! (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)
And the fans were celebrating too. (photo: Twitter)
Captain Swisher, and his trusty sidekick, the JK Kid (photo: MLB.com/Twitter)
1/3 of the holy Triumverate...the architect, interviewed by Rick Manning (photo: Twitter/Dennis Manoloff)
The Indians win over an already happy Browns Crowd! (photo: Anthony Gallas/Twitter)
Paul Dolan gets drenched (photo: clevelanddotcom/twitter)
The Tower City Center throws up the Tribe Colors to CELEBRATE!!! (PHOTO: TWITTER)
Dominican SUPERSTARS (Photo: Danny Salazar/Twitter)
It's GOGGLE TIME (Photo: Cleveland Indians/MLB)
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Wednesday-Thursday-Friday-Saturday could be pretty intense for Cleveland sports. If the Tribe wins, they get to play Boston and we have the Browns Thursday night. Cavs training camp is opening up too.
Maybe I should claim some responsibility. Last time I visited Cleveland in the summer and saw the Indians downtown was 1997. I did it again this summer. If they win the World Series, I might have to think about a permanent move back up there to downtown.