Indians Fever

With the Indians or the Cubs on the verge of breaking long droughts without championships, this year’s World Series has been a clash of losers from the past. Both teams have proven themselves to be the top teams this year and one will be champions for the first time since 1948 (the Tribe) or 1908 (Chicago). Check out these websites and then reflect on the following questions: What does a victory mean to these cities? What does baseball mean to US history? Has the history of the two teams created more enthusiasm? Do fans watch the games anticipating their team to fail in the end?

Historic Perspective

Cleveland

Chicago

PBS

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2 Responses to Indians Fever

  1. Brett White says:

    The National Geographic article depicts many historical events, but none of them seem to relate in any way to baseball. Same with a few of the other articles, though they do convey the idea that many lifetimes have passed since the Cubs last won. Did every old Indians fan die just before the beginning of this season as is depicted in the Cleveland.com article? Anyways, a win for either team would boost the self-esteem of either city quite a bit. After long droughts of victories, either team winning would result in excessive excitement, especially for Cleveland since we already had the Cavs win earlier. In general, baseball has become one of the most important sports, and is the oldest organized sport in the US.

  2. Ben Broscheid says:

    What does a victory mean to these cities? What does baseball mean to US history? Has the history of the two teams created more enthusiasm? Do fans watch the games anticipating their team to fail in the end?

    A victory would mean the world to both cities and at this point the cubs have won and I think it meant more to them than us winning would have.Baseball is americas greatest pasttime and you look at all the classic games in the 1920s and how diverse the teams have gotten. Baseball expanded to all over the world from America. The history of the teams leads many to the games ie Chicago fans are all over the games because they haven’t won. With the Indians and the city of Cleveland we began to think the curse was broken then look what they did. They pulled a golden state and blew a 3-1 lead. I think the Indians are the 3rd most popular team in the city and because of this many didn’t care all that much. I wanted them to win because it’s another championship for the city I also wanted them to win so I could continue to make jokes about the warriors. The Indians let me down.

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