Ring them bells
I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but I just wanted to use this space to regrettably announce the passing of long-time press box attendant Joe Corrado.
And when I write “long-time,” I mean it. Corrado worked for the club for 49 seasons from 1949-2008, and any of you who happened to stroll past the press box en route to the fourth-level suites at Progressive Field probably saw his smiling face.
Here are just a few notes for you in advance of today’s 12:37 p.m. ET game against the Jays. Feel free to keep the comments coming. This is a good a place to debate, vent, celebrate, commiserate and generally just let it all out.
EXCRUCIATING MINUTIA OF THE DAY…
- Maybe Josh Barfield has found his niche. He was 2-for-2 after entering as a pinch-runner in the ninth inning last night. According to Elias Sports Bureau, Barfield’s .611 (11-for-18) career average in extra innings is the highest of any active player (minimum, 10 at-bats in extra innings).
- Last night’s win was the first time the Tribe won when trailing after eight innings. Last year, the Indians were 1-66 in such games.
- The Indians have left 216 runners on base, an average of 8.3 per game. In the AL, only the Jays (231) have stranded more.
- The Indians have won four straight and five of six at the Rogers Centre.
- I watched last night’s game from home, which hardly ever happens. And as entertaining a game as it was, I still must say the highlight came off the field, when the cameras showed that fan in the first row, dressed as an ump and ringing up batters on called third strikes.