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September Spoilers?

I don’t want to talk about it directly or look at it too long for fear of jinxing it, but there’s something interesting going on with that baseball team in Cleveland. They’ve won 10 straight, and in doing so have swept the Royals, Rangers and Tigers. Sizemore has joined the 30-30 club, and Jhonny Peralta is doing his best Jim Thome impersonation in the 4 hole. With all the talk of football taking up the airwaves and print, it's easy to forget that we still have a full month of baseball left.

Every Indians fan was hoping to see something out of this team before the end of the year to give them hope for the next, and they are delivering. Cliff Lee isn't showing any signs of slowing down, Garko is hitting again, Peralta is on fire, Sizemore is out of his mind, and Andy Marte is picking splinters out of his ass. The team is gaining confidence from top to bottom with the way they've been playing lately. The veterans are proving to themselves that last year wasn't a fluke, and the "rookies" are finding out that they can contribute to this team. The only negative here, is that LaPorta isn't up here finding that out as well. Instead, to steal a line from my colleague, "he's still bleeding from his head at home plate in Beijing".

In spite of that, it's a great end to an abismal season. While we may be playing spoiler when we thought we'd be contending for the AL Central crown, and we lost a great pitcher in CC Sabathia. We have next year to look forward to, and get to possibly ruin a couple teams seasons in the process.