The Indians mingled with the media about an hour this afternoon. Had a chance to speak to Casey Blake, Joe Borowski, Travis Hafner, Trot Nixon, Grady Sizemore and manager Eric Wedge.
The Indians must have received a team memo about what to say. In essence, they can barely remember losing all six games against the Yankees, postseason experience doesn’t matter and they have a lot of faith in C.C. Sabathia and Fausto Carmona
“The regular season doesn’t matter any more,” Sizemore said. “All that matters is what happens now.”
I did notice a few interesting things. There were three long tables full of baseballs, 135 balls in all. There were signs around the clubhouse reminding the players to sign the balls before Game 1. So there’s a decent chance the entire team will have sore wrists.
Nixon still has a lot of Red Sox blood in him. He changed expressions and snarled when asked about A-Rod. “I don’t wan’t to comment on that,” he said.
The Indians look like a hockey team. Half the guys have beards and the other half are trying.
The big story in Cleveland – seriously – is that LeBron James is rooting for the Yankees.