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Nick Swisher is known for the energy he brings to the baseball field day in and day out. That is what most everyone knows about Nick. What we don’t know, however, is what happens when it’s bedtime for Swish.
Comedian Mike Polk Jr. got to find out first hand as he was paired up with Nick Swisher and got to be roommates with the Indians first basemen for a night. As you would expect, Swisher had just as much energy before going to bed as he does on the field.
Something peculiar is happening at Progressive Field and it has nothing to do with the indigestion caused by your lower intestine trying to figure out how to handle a half pound hot dog. No, instead I am referring to the fact that there is a live chicken on the field with the Cleveland Indians while they are shagging balls.
So where did this McNugget in the making come from? No one seems to want to give up the story.
During the top half of the 9th inning of last nights 14-inning marathon game between the Indians and the Tigers, the Tigers fans in attendance at Progressive Field decided to cheer on their team with an innocent chant. Their “Let’s go Tigers” cheer was picked up by the sound for the Fox Sports broadcast.
Unfortunately, some of the Indians fans in attendance decided to refute the cheer with their own chant which was also picked up on the broadcast. “Detroit’s Bankrupt” was the rebuttal that the Tribe faithful came up with.
On Monday night, Jason Giambi rocked Progressive Field and the White Sox closer Ramon Troncoso with a lead off, walk-off, home run in the bottom of the ninth inning. The home run not only gave the Indians their fifth win in a row, it also crowned Jason Giambi as the oldest player to hit a walk-off home run since Hank Aaron. He bested Hammerin’ Hank by 45 days to take the title.
Good lord. At the Cleveland Indians final game before the All-Star break yesterday, I mentioned to my friends that I wanted to get the batting helmet nachos I had seen someone eating at the last game I went to. Of course, like any sane human, I was only half serious. However, after a few $10 Bud Lights, I was passing a concession stand and I saw the batting helmet nachos in all their glory.
A sweep that most Detroit fans will point out was 1.) Against the Mariners and 2.) Took three walk offs to complete.
Frank Herrmann is out for the year after undergoing Tommy John surgery, but that hasn’t stopped him from contributing to the red-hot Cleveland Indians. The Tribe has won 10 of their last 11 and are entering a weekend series with their Division rival Detroit Tigers. The Tigers are leading the AL Central by one game over the Indians and have pretty much been a dominant force in recent memory.