In batting practice I got some pictures of the Indians different banners of their championships. This is the team that ended up making me a guy that followed this team. 1997 was pretty magical year for the Tribe and it was a team that reminds me a little bit of this Indians team of 2007. It is very hard to believe that was 10 years ago.
One thing that I like about Jacobs field is they allow fans to enter the game nearly 3 hours before first pitch through one of the gates if you choose to wander around the stadium, get to know the place, and watch batting practice. Many teams for a 7:00 game (Reds) don’t allow you to enter the stadium until 5:35 pm, which is a travesty.
Overall I’d say the atmosphere created for the fans at Jacobs Field is top notch, other than the NAZI ushers, who will get your ass if you sneak into the prime seats that are not yours. Even if it is 2 and 1/2 hours before the game is to start, they will smell a liar, and they will find you.
It was a pleasant night at the Jake. The weather was supposed to be frigid, but much to our surprise things were very nice and it was just a cool, breezy nights.
After the game was over, in an Indians win of 9-4, “Again Tonight” by John Cougar Mellencamp was played at the stadium (and what a song that is) as the Indians celebrated their victory. The win was the 4th straight for the Tribe, all of which have been at home. This team just really shows up to play at home.