After months of anticipation the Cleveland Indians return to their home field for opening day. People miss work, tailgate parties erupt all over the city and the fans just pack progressive field like no other game. Today when the Yankees come to Cleveland, the home town crowd will get their first look at the 2013 Cleveland Indians and their new manager Terry Francona.
The fans are hoping for a win after the opening day game sold out in 6 minutes. People will be partying throughout the city even if their not attending the game. There is nothing like opening day in Cleveland. The fans love their Indians and they sell out the stadium each year just to see their Indians return.
This year there will be plenty of new faces on the team. With Francona as the Tribes manager, he was able to bring in some great players. Today will also mean the return of Travis Hafner to Progressive field. Hafner signed a one year deal with the Yankees in the off-season.
The Indians will see if Ubaldo Jimenz can continue to pitch well. He should be the guy going to the mound to control the Yankees. The Indians finished the road trip at 3-3 and the Yankees come into the Indians home opener struggling a bit.
The Yankees are 2-4 on the season and the Indians are hoping they are 2-5 after the game this afternoon. The parties are started and the people are already gathering around the field. There is nothing like opening day in Cleveland, anywhere in Major League baseball.
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