Question to all you Tribe fans out there; would anyone here at this community be interested in polls, game discussions, team discussions or other postings here? I thought we could make this community more livelier this season and wanted to hear your input. :) Any ideas, let us know here!
Wasn't I just talking about a rough patch?
14-2 sounds awful, but here's the sunny side:
- It's the biggest run deficit in a game we've had all season, and this was our first real blow-out of the season. Even the mess of opening day wound up being 15-10. So today we've just had that unavoidable prerequisite "OH GOD HOW EMBARRASSING" game.
- Today's mess came from a pitcher who just came off the DL (not to mention an umpire with a miniscule strike zone).
- We did the same thing to the poor Royals a few weeks ago, except it was worse (19-1). They're a decent team (and I will give them a side-root in the coming years - those kids are gonna be FUN), and so are we. This still happens to good teams.
- We weren't shut out! Not being shut out in a blow out is HUGE.
So... chins up. :DMy baseball superstition for this season is being optimistic, mmkay?
THE INDIANS ARE:
and on pace to go 108-54 for the season.
I'll prepare for an inevitable rough patch, but there is something magical about this team. Bumps in the road are just gonna be normal bumps, not potholes. If they hit a pothole someone on the team comes through and pull them out.
And I'm talking about it 'cuz they're too freaking fun and exciting to NOT talk about. We're not going to jinx anything. Everyone I know has been breaking their superstitious behavior of old and it hasn't hurt the guys yet. The Indians have certainly broken enough old habits and I'm gonna be doing the same.
This team, you guys. THIS TEAM.
We finally have something to cheer about and this community is as quiet as a tomb.
I don't know if anyone's still around, but here goes, off the top of my head:
NYY: CC, Wood, Kearns
Min: Thome, Pavano
SF: DeRosa on the 60-day DL
And no one on the Braves.
Who am I missing?
Nielsen rep: 'Most hated' study misreported
CLEVELAND -- It appears reports about the level of hate associated with the Cleveland Indians were greatly exaggerated.
If the notion of the Indians being more hated nationally than the Yankees seemed a bit surprising, it's with good reason. A representative of the Nielsen Company, which provided "sentiment scale" data to the Wall Street Journal, told the New York Daily News that its findings were misinterpreted and misreported.
The Wall Street Journal's website, WSJ.com, reported Wednesday that the Indians were the most hated team in baseball, with the Yankees ranked fifth. Though the Tribe has certainly upset a good number of fans with the disappointments of the last two seasons and the trading of consecutive Cy Young Award winners, the Tribe's ranking seemed a bit suspicious. The same goes for the Yankees' ranking, as it went against the notion that there are two types of baseball fans -- Yankee fans, and fans who despise the Yanks.
Aaron Lewis, a communications director for Nielsen, told the Daily News that the study sought out to determine the "correlation between positive and negative feelings generated by each team, based on their starts to this season." A computer-generated program searched for positive and negative keywords in online forums and message boards to determine sentiments.
The index ranged from -5 to 5, and no team registered a negative score. The Yankees did, in fact, have the lowest score, a 1.8.
Where the Indians' rankings were misinterpreted was in the fact that no team registered a higher percentage of negative comments. Eight percent of the comments analyzed regarding the Indians were negative. At least 80 percent of every team's comments registered as neutral or mixed.
Now, that's better.
Has anyone seen this?
With 27 World Series championships, baseball's highest payroll and some of the most boastful fans in sports, the New York Yankees have to be the team other baseball fans love to hate, right? Wrong.
According to a formula created by The Nielsen Company, there are four teams more detested than the Bronx Bombers, The Wall Street Journal reported.
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According to a report, Slider and his Cleveland Indians are baseball's Public Enemy No. 1 among fans.
The No. 1 most-disliked team in baseball, according to the formula, is the Cleveland Indians.
The Boston Red Sox, the Yankees' archrival, rank No. 2 on the list.
The formula helps determine whether consumers have positive, negative or neutral reactions to brands in their online messages. Nielsen's "Sentiment Rankings" range from 5 to minus-5. No team finished with a negative number. But six teams finished with a number lower than 2.
Some of the others making the not-so top 10: Chicago White Sox (No. 7), Baltimore Orioles (No. 8), New York Mets (No. 9) and Los Angeles Dodgers (No. 10).
At least one Indians blogger wasn't surprised by the findings.
"I can believe that though," Deep Left Field Indians blogger Ed Carroll told the newspaper. "The team does a lot to alienate its fans."
The Cincinnati Reds (No. 3) and Houston Astros (No. 4) also ranked higher than the Yankees on the hatred scale. The Washington Nationals (No. 6) were the only other team to have a number lower than 2.
The San Francisco Giants and Oakland Athletics were the most popular teams among fans, according to Nielsen's study.
The journalist adding that blogger comment was dumb, since it didn't specify what the Indian do that other teams don't. (And some blogger are idiots, anyway.) But seriously, why are we hated? Is it the "Indians" name? The stupid mascot? The toxic fumes from Lake Erie affecting our brains? What??????