Baseball. Growing up in America attending baseball games are a rite of passage. You go to games with your family, friends, school group and with coworkers for team outings. There’s something about cheering on your home team that brings everyone together.
This is Progressive Field, home of the Cleveland Indians. When I was a kid, the stadium was called Jacob’s Field. After ownership changed, the name changed. You’ll still hear my generation, and generations before mine, call this awesome stadium “The Jake.” My all time favorite Tribe player Kenny Lofton stole many bases in this ballpark!
Many Clevelanders reminisce about the 1990’s Indians, but I got to witness an awesome baseball moment when attending the game almost two weeks ago. (Yes, I’m slacking on sharing this story.) The game went into extra innings and the Tribe was down 3 – 1 in the bottom of the 10th. With two outs, the bases were loaded and Nick Swisher came up to the plate. Two strikes in and the crowd starts to feel the pressure. The pitch flies toward home plate and Swisher knocks the ball out into right field for a walk off grand slam. WOW! You should have heard the crowd go insane. It was an amazing moment.
If you visit an American city that has a baseball team during the season, please go and take in the excitement and fun at the stadium. I swear you won’t regret it. And sometimes, you get to witness a walk off grand slam in the