DTTWLN Going Down On The Farm
By Sean Tuttle
New this year to DTTWLN will be my coverage of the minor league systems within the Indians organization, any big name prospects coming to visit, and of any news on the rehabilitation journeys that may occur throughout the season.
Every Thursday, followers can expect updates on injured players, comments from their managers, and interviews with young talents that are hopeful to play for the Tribe in the near future.
Talk of the minor leagues is already heating up with the stiff competition to make the Opening Day lineup, and who will be the next to most likely come up if an injury should occur or should a player not be productive for an extended period of time.
If a hot talent like Bryce Harper, first pick overall by the Washington Nationals in 2010, should come to town, I will make sure fans know well in advance so they can see him in the minors and have the ability to say later on, “I saw him as he was on his way up.” Something I can say about current Indians, Jason Kipnis, Lonnie Chisenhall, and Cord Phelps, just to name a few.
Fans can also check in from time to time to see if any great promotions are coming to the minor league parks. From my time working with the Akron Aeros, I learned that going to these games isn’t necessarily about the game on the field, but the events that occur around the game. Minor league games are enjoyable for all ages, and are affordable to just about every household budget. It is cheaper than going to the movies. Not to mention that Cleveland fans are lucky enough to have almost all their affiliates within a two hour drive.
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