It’s another bitter September for fans of the Cleveland Indians. Not only is the team in the tank, but about the only star to remain after the summer fire sale — Grady Sizemore — is done for the year. Sizemore will undergo two surgeries, one on his left elbow and another on his midsection.
In tribute to another year of futility, I present above a Cleveland cap from the Cooperstown Collection. The cap, which belongs to my son-in-law, is replica of what the team wore in 1918. The Indians finished second to Boston in the American League. Two years later, they would win the pennant and one of only two world championships in franchise history.
Here’s hoping a title lies in wait for the Tribe in the next year or two. But don’t bet on it.