“The thing that’s exciting is I think we played some complete football,” Kubiak said Tuesday. “Obviously we still made a lot of mistakes and nothing is perfect.”
In a matchup between the teams with baseball’s longest championship droughts, the Indians scored twice in the first inning off October ace Jon Lester and were on their way.
The medical examiner’s office said Tuesday the man was transported to a hospital and pronounced dead
So, before they raise that banner in Cleveland and the season finally begins Tuesday night, let’s empty the notebook and go over 10 more things to know going into this NBA season:
“We have a joke,” the Indians second baseman said, referring to the infamous fan vilified in Chicago for a failed attempt to catch a postseason foul ball. “The only thing I’m mad at Bartman for is missing an easy flyball.”
“There won’t be any place better in the sports world than Cleveland, and a lot of people in Cleveland have been waiting a long time to hear those words,” said Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis. “It will be the No. 1 place to be in sports. What a special day.”
The 23-year-old, sidelined after tearing two knee ligaments on April 8, was included Tuesday on the Cubs’ 25-man roster. Left-handed pitcher Rob Zastryzny was dropped.
“It seems like it’s just forever,” Robinson said Monday from his home in Fort Worth, Texas. “When we got home from Boston, there was a monumental parade. It just looked like everybody in Cleveland came out on Euclid Avenue.”
“We kept Brock out of the end zone and that’s perfect,” cornerback Aqib Talib said. “That’s the goal every week. So, we got our job done this week.”
“We believe in each other,” first baseman Mike Napoli said Sunday before the Indians held a workout and simulated game at Progressive Field. “We believe that if we go out there and play the game the right way, play as a team like we’ve done, we can win a game on any night. We’ve shown in the past two series we can’t be taken lightly. We play as a team.