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Countdown to Indians’ Opening Day – 68

January 19, 2019 |

Major League Baseball will kick off the 2019 season with its earliest start ever (excluding international openers) as all 30 teams will take the field on March 28. Follow along with Did The Tribe Win Last Night as we count down the days until Opening Day 2019. – BT

Countdown to Opening Day – 68 days

Over the last few seasons, the Cleveland Indians’ outfield was filled up primarily with platoon players. In 2017, (Lonnie Chisenhall and Brandon Guyer) and unproven commodities (Tyler Naquin and Abraham Almonte) filled the roster around a star returning from injury (Michael Brantley). The same happened in 2018, as Brantley looked to return around the likes of Chisenhall, Guyer, Naquin, and young, inexperienced options in Bradley Zimmer and Greg Allen to the mix).

That was not the case back in the late 1980’s, when each of the first two men to wear the number 68 on the diamond for the Tribe were blocked behind a large number of other established players manning the outfield grass at Cleveland Stadium. Read More

Countdown to Indians’ Opening Day – 68 – Turner Ward

January 20, 2018 |

While the offseason has been historically slow and the winter has crawled along at an even slower pace, we at Did The Tribe Win Last Night look ahead to the warmer days of the 2018 season by remembering Tribe players past and present.

Countdown to Opening Day – 68 days

Last season, the Cleveland Indians’ outfield was filled up primarily with platoon players (Lonnie Chisenhall and Brandon Guyer) and somewhat unproven commodities (Tyler Naquin and Abraham Almonte) around a star returning from injury (Michael Brantley). The same can be said again in 2018 (adding in young, somewhat unknown quantities in Bradley Zimmer and Greg Allen to the mix), but that was not the case back in the late 1980’s, when each of the first two men to wear the number 68 on the diamond for the Tribe were blocked behind a large number of other proven players manning the grass at Cleveland Stadium. Read More

Countdown to Indians’ Opening Day – 68 – Turner Ward

January 25, 2017 |

Join Did The Tribe Win Last Night as we count down to Opening Day!

Countdown to Opening Day – 68 days

While the Cleveland Indians outfield is filled up primarily with platoon players (Lonnie Chisenhall and Brandon Guyer) and somewhat unproven commodities (Tyler Naquin and Abraham Almonte) around a star returning from injury (Michael Brantley), the same could not be said back in the late 1980’s, when each of the first two men to wear the number 68 on the diamond for the club were blocked behind a large number of other proven players manning the grass at Cleveland Stadium. Read More

Countdown to Indians’ Opening Day – 68

January 27, 2016 |

As Did The Tribe Win Last Night helps fans count down the days until the Indians retake the field in an official Major League game, we look back at some of the players who wore the Cleveland jersey with pride.

Countdown to Opening Day – 68 days

When looking at the Cleveland Indians current roster, one of the glaring concerns this offseason has been the outfield depth.

With Michael Brantley on the shelf to start the season after shoulder surgery, it leaves the Indians with plenty of question marks and concerns about the quality of the rest of their outfield. Abraham Almonte and Lonnie Chisenhall both performed nicely in the second half, but have been inconsistent throughout their careers. Free agent addition Rajai Davis is 35 years old and saw a stark decline in his base stealing last year, one of the qualities he brings to the table annually. Others around the club provide more questions than answers due to age, experience, or results.

The same could not be said of the club in the late 1980’s, when each of the first two players to wear the number 68 in franchise history were blocked behind a large number of other options available on the Indians roster. Read More