Of all the surprises in this first full month of the 2011 Major League Baseball season, the most stunning has to be the improbable success of the Cleveland Indians. Winning 9-5 on a walk-off grand slam last night by Carlos Santana, the Tribe improved to 17-8, the most April victories in franchise history.
The Indians will try for No. 18 tonight. It would be their 12th straight home win.
Even at a distance of 2,500 miles from my hometown, I can feel the excitement.
As a lifelong Tribe fan, I know this streak likely won’t last. But I’ll enjoy it for all it’s worth.