Chris Perez remembered he was ... Chris Perez.
Yes, Chris has stunk it up his last 2 games.
He has 4 blown saves.
So does Jose Valverde.
No point in comparing the Indians players to Tigers players.
They actually win games.
Agreed about Valverde.
Of course, the Indians don't have Cabrera/Prince/Verlander/Scherzer/Fister/Porcello/Sanchez/Jackson/Boesch/Dirks/Young/Berry/Peralta/Infante/Avila/Benoit/Villareal/Coke/Dotel/Below to fall back on.
Let alone, when Castellanos/Smyly/Rondon/Garcia/Oliver come up. The Indians got nobody like that, either.
I don't understand the whole idea of kicking another team's fan base when their club is down.
I don't like New York, Boston, or Chicago, but I wouldn't do that even to them, if they were losing.
What's the point?
Not everyone is like that guy.
The sad thing is, is that we sometimes get our impression of another teams' fans by the trolls that drop a line on our repective board. It's usually either when things aren't going so hot, or near post season time.
I don't know what has happened to your club, but it's got to be maddening enough. The last thing you need are annoying comments from without, designed to get a rise out of you.
Is tigfan4lif even a Tigers fan...I mean, does he even post on the Tigers message boards?
He seems like he exists simply to troll these boards.
I respect you very much and appreciate you being a civil fan of an opposing team. That's rare these days.
I don't recognise him. He's probably from *elsewhere* trying to stir the pot between Detroit and Cleveland. I wouldn't say that's always the case, but alot of times it is.
I think the civil fans are fans of their team - but also fans of the sport as a whole. I've seen you on the Tigers' board. You've been nothing but civil over there.
You guys are going through a really rough patch right now. I hope they snap out of it. Like, today.
I don't go to the New York, Boston, or Chicago boards.
I wouldn't troll, but I'd probably end up arguing with someone, and then I'd probably end up making some troll-like post.
I look at clubs like yours, mine, and other smaller market clubs as being a whole lot more alike, as far as the fan bases goes. If we were treading water, or sinking fast, I'd be rooting for another blue-collar team to win.
Maybe it's just me, but doesn't it seem like Detroit and Cleveland very rarely are competing for the division at the same time? I don't mean like this year and last - but throughout the decades. Once in awhile it happens, but usually, if you guys are good, we stink, and vice-versa. Since about 07, though, there have been about three seasons where we were competing at the same time. The last time before that that I can remember was in about 67-68. Other than that, it's one or the other.
To me, there's never been a rivalry because of that. Too bad, because we're so close together. It would be pretty cool.
I don't remember seeing him post on our board..