Cleveland Hits Below the Belt Instead of the Baseball
Last night, the Detroit Tigers swept up the crumbling Cleveland Indians, winning the fourth and final game against the Tribe with an impressive 10-3. It's the 12th straight win for Detroit, who will now go on to face the New York Yankees this weekend.
Thursday's victory also marked the 17th win for Max Scherzer, who continues his bid for the AL Cy Young.
Detroit and its fans needed this boost amid the city's bankruptcy. This summer has been difficult for the city, and baseball has been an escape for many. The Tigers' success is something to be proud of, to celebrate with throngs of people wearing the old English 'D' with pride.
Yet Cleveland fans, perhaps understandably upset with their team's performance against the Tigers night after night, decided to hit us all below the belt when their team wasn't hitting the baseball.
On Wednesday night, with the scored tied 4-4 in the 9th inning, Detroit fans at the game began to chant "Let's Go Tigers!" Instead of retaliating with a rousing "Let's Go Cleveland!" chant, instead fans went to a darker place.
"Detroit's Bankrupt!" roared through the crowd louder than any Tiger in attendance.
Sure, the Tigers and fans would get the last laugh when they ended up winning the game in the 14th inning, 6-5. And last night's offensive blowout made for good measure.
But I think we could all agree that what the Cleveland fans did was pretty low. I've always been of the mindset as a fan that I'd rather rally behind my team and put my energy into cheering for them instead of taunting the opponent.
If you missed it, here's video of what happened Wednesday night:
What do you think? Did the fans go too far?