Yesterday the Cleveland Indians lost to the Minnesota Twins and were eliminated from contention in the baseball playoffs. This is great news because as long time readers know, I utterly detest their racist Chief Wahoo mascot and as long as they retain it, I hope they lose badly year after year.
I had hoped that they would end the season having the worst record in major league baseball or failing that the worst record in the American League or failing that the worst record in their division. Although their poor performance in the first part of the season made that a distinct possibility, an unfortunate successful streak in the middle of the season made them contenders for the playoffs and it was only near the very end that they were eliminated.
But perhaps that is just as well. Getting so close and having the cup dashed from their lips just as they were about to taste success may be better than having no hope at all.
So here’s hoping for another losing season next year. Unless of course they abandon Chief Wahoo.