The Oedipus of Progressive Field

Posted: 29th September 2009 by Lewie Pollis in MLB
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It was a cold, cold night at Progressive Field. Over 23,000 fans supposedly braved the wind and rain last night to watch the hapless Indians get pummeled by the slightly less pitiful White Sox, though it looked more like 23.áBecause no one was there to claim the seats, my Row Q bleacher tickets got me into Row A. Beside me sat a young kid, probably 10 or 11, decked out in White Sox paraphernalia. His voice didn't carry very well, but that didn't stop him from shouting "Indians suck!" at regular intervals.áHe shut up only during theápre-inning warm-ups, when he stood up in hopes that MattáLaPortaáwould throw him the ball. LaPortaáseemed to have been in a pretty bad mood last night, because he refused to throw anyone a ball. While it's unreasonable ...

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