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April 18, 2010

Baseball Road Trip of a Lifetime: Cleveland

If you’ve known me for any amount of time, you’ve probably heard the story of the time my friend Jeff and I decided to up and drive to Cleveland for spring break.

Some destination, huh?

Well…long story short, we froze our behinds off walking around downtown (and an empty Jacobs Field) and on the way home, Jeff drank all the remaining Dr. Peppers before we even left Cuyahoga County.

In his ongoing series “Stealing Home”, friend of The Hall Navin Vaswani checks in from Cleveland where, surprisingly, there weren’t THAT many more people in the stands than when I was there before the season even started.

History was made Wednesday night in Cleveland, and I'm proud to say I paid only $7 to be a part of it. Only 10,071 souls came out to watch the Indians entertain the Texas Rangers, the smallest crowd in the history of Progressive Field since it opened way back in 1994. I don't know where the hell everyone else was, or what they were doin; downtown Cleveland isn't exactly brimming with excitement, and the Cavaliers were playing down in Atlanta. It guess it's safe to say that, 16 years later, Progressive Field's novelty has worn off for the average Indians enthusiast.

Read the rest of Navin’s adventure in Cleveland HERE.

You can follow his exploits on Twitter at @eyebleaf or visit his piece of the interwebs over at Sports and the City.

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