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Indians Fans: Stop Jumping Ship So Quickly

I know how easy it is to complain about a team when they lose a couple games. But can we actually enjoy the ride instead of complain?

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Dear all beloved Tribe fans; I love you all, but some of you really need to stop getting worked up over a few bad games.

The Indians had themselves a rough series against the Baltimore Orioles, getting shut out the first two games, while also giving up 13 runs in each of the two losses. That two-game stretch made history and that is not the side of history you want to be on. So yes, I understand the frustration. I understand the whole “here we go again” mentality.

R-E-L-A-X.

A few bad games in the month of June won’t come back to haunt us in August and September when things start getting really serious. The baseball seasons are long and very crazy. If you, as a fan or player, ever get mixed up in some of the rough moments, it may overshadow the positive strides this team is making. 

For starters, the Indians scored 128 runs in the month of June, while tacking on 45 home runs, making them one of the hottest teams in the league. What this stretch has done, is build the confidence of players such as Roberto Perez, Jason Kipnis, and the struggling Jose Ramirez. Adding to that, we have also witnessed the emergence of Oscar Mercado, who has looked like a legit contender for rookie of the year and Zach Plesac, who has looked like the next up-and-coming pitcher for the Indians. 

The point I am trying to make here is this:

Tribe fans. Please stop jumping ship after a few bad games. You cannot count a two-game stretch as being the “lowest point” of the year. It’s just too long of a season. This team is young and less experienced than previous teams in the last few years. We’ve all been upset with how the Indians started the year while battling the injury bug. But let’s be honest with ourselves here. 

The team is doing some really nice things and we have seen players that, before the season began, had no clue we had or knew the production we could get out of them. Jake Bauers, Jordan Luplow, Roberto Perez, Tyler Naquin, and even the All-star first-baseman, Carlos Santana. These guys and more have all given the Indians some serious help both offensively and defensively. It’s been incredibly fun and exciting to watch.

So please Tribe fans, stop getting so upset over a few bad games here and there. Be excited right now, because Minnesota looks beatable again and the race for the division is slowly inching it’s way closer to the Indians. 

Enjoy the ride while it lasts. 

Yes, it will get bumpy at times, but the good times are about to start rolling here. Keeping filling up Progressive Field each night and watch this team make a run.

After all, anyone can be beaten on any given day and anything can happen in the game of baseball. That’s what makes the sport so unique. 

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