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# 10.08.2018 - 15:20:04

CHICAGO -- Playing left in Wrigley Field isnt easy under normal circumstances. Atletico Madrid Luciano Vietto Jersey .Carlos Santana is about to find out what its like -- in Game 3 of the World Series with the wind blowing out to Waveland Avenue, millions watching on TV and well-oiled Cubs fans breathing down his neck.Go get `em, kid.Unable to use Santana as his designated hitter with the World Series switching to the fabled National League ballpark for the next three games, Indians manager Terry Francona is planning to move his DH into left field on Friday night.Its risky, but Francona feels its the right choice for his club. Santana has only played four innings in left during his career, and that was in 2012 during a 14-1 loss.I have anxiety about it, Francona said as he sat on the brick wall near Clevelands dugout Thursday night. I dont know how else to say it, and if he messes a ball up, Ill take responsibility because I dont think its fair to put it on him. But you try to figure out, `OK, whats our best way to win? If we dont play him out there, thats the best way to have nobody second guessing me.Santana took some fly balls during Clevelands workout with bench coach Brad Mills standing nearby and offering him tips on tracking balls into the gap and chasing grounders into the corner, where hell have to deal with the iconic ivy thats fading fast with winter approaching.Francona said there was only one thing that would stop him from making the switch.If he just cant do it. If he looks at me and says, `I dont want to do this or something like that, he said.The Indians could play Coco Crisp or Brandon Guyer in left, but they dont hit like Santana. He hit 34 homers and drove in 87 runs during the regular season, and although hes hitless in six at-bats in the Series and batting just .179 in the postseason, Francona is confident the switch-hitter will warm up.Hes a really good hitter, Francona said, adding he has spoken to Game 3 starter Josh Tomlin about playing Santana in left. You cant run away from your guys at this time of year. If guys go oh-for the first two games, and you sit them, theyll never do well.A former catcher, Santana has also played first and third and the Indians are certain he has the athleticism to handle left. But theres no way of knowing how hell do until they put him out there.Hes quick enough, Mills said. And he can move enough. Weve talked to him about seeing balls off the bat. We might have to play him maybe a little deeper or something along those lines, just to have him come in so reading the ball, he has more time to read the ball that way. Those things. When you havent been out there, keeping that focus on there a lot of times is tough, but at least hes got the wall behind him.Wearing a stocking cap as he sat in the warmth of the Indians dugout on a chilly evening, Santana said hes ready for his new assignment.Ill be fine, he said. Tito, he told me dont put on any pressure, play your game, play hard, stay focused and concentrate, and thats it.The Indians dont have many other options, and first baseman Mike Napoli quickly removed himself from consideration despite playing 11 games in the outfield for Texas.It was a circus last year with me out there, he said, so I wouldnt go out there in this situation. Atletico Madrid Jerseys For Sale . Collaros, 25, was solid last season, posting a 5-2 record as the starter while incumbent Ricky Ray was injured. Collaros also started Torontos 23-20 regular-season finale loss to Montreal — Ray didnt dress because the Argos had already clinched first in the East Division — but was one of three quarterbacks to play that day. Atletico Madrid Santiago Arias Jersey . After a first half in which he thought "the lid was on the basket," the Toronto Raptors coach watched his squad mount a second half surge to defeat the Cleveland Cavaliers 98-91. . According to a report from the Vancouver Province, the Lions are expected to replace former DC Rich Stubler with defensive backs coach Mark Washington. CLEVELAND -- All right. Take a deep breath now. Try to take this all in. There is actually going to be a World Series between (caution: the surgeon general advises you to inhale here) the Chicago Cubs and (please exhale slowly here) the Cleveland Indians.And no, not on your PlayStation. Not in another raucous production starring Charlie Sheen. On this planet. The one we live on.So lets attempt to think this through. If thats really happening, then best we can tell, that means that in a week or so ... HOLY CRAP, EITHER THE CUBS OR THE INDIANS ARE GOING TO WIN THE FREAKING WORLD SERIES.Cleveland second baseman Jason Kipnis was helpful enough to confirm that Monday, on the eve of Tuesdays Game 1 at Progressive Field.I think thats a very special part of this Series, Kipnis said, that one of these teams has to win.Well, if thats true, how are we supposed to grasp that, friends? Most of us have never lived on a planet where one of those teams is the champion of the baseball world. So pardon us while we take a moment to get a vertigo prescription filled.As a species, we need to make sense of these things. And the sooner we begin that process, the better off well all be. So were going to try our best -- we just cant promise it will get you through this because, lets face it: Its possible nothing will. Nevertheless, here is what were hurtling toward:If the Cubs win the World Series, it would be the first time that has happened since Roosevelt was president. By which we mean Teddy Roosevelt, of course.That was in 1908. And we can guarantee the Cubs didnt fly to Detroit for that World Series while watching NFL games on their seatback TVs -- seeing as though there was no such thing back then as (A) the NFL, (B) television or (C) an airplane that could even stay in the air that long.Since that day, depending on how you want to count the always-confusing Washington Senators/Minnesota Twins franchise, either 21 or 22 different teams have won a World Series -- including eight that didnt exist the last time the Cubs won one. The Giants, Dodgers and As have won the World Series in two different cities. The Braves have won in three.Then there are the Yankees. Since the last time the Cubs won a World Series, the Yankees have played in (fasten your seat belt now) 40 of them. And won 27. But the Yankees will not be participating this week. So theres that.Meanwhile, if the Indians win the World Series, it would be the first time that has happened since Harry Truman was president. That was in 1948. For what its worth, Trumans re-election that year was considered a much bigger upset than the Indians beating the old Boston Braves in the World Series. Coincidentally, neither Truman nor the Indians have won since.We feel the Indians just dont get enough credit for the enormity of their own little 68-year drought. But think of it this way. The Indians 68 years without a title would be the longest current championship-free streak in any sport by a team that played all those years in one city -- if it werent for the slight catch that the team theyre playing in this World Series has them beat in the drought race by 40 years.But that isnt the Indians fault. Now it is partially their fault that the Marlins have won a World Series since the last time the Indians won one, thanks to a Jose Mesa closer debacle in Game 7 of the 1997 Series. But that will be the last mention of Jose Mesa in this story. We promise.The point is still that a whole lot has happened in the world since the Indians last won. And were prepared to document that. We just need to set something straight first. Weve noticed that many people seem to have the impression that, compared with 1908, 1948 doesnt seem like that long a time ago. But thats incorrect.The last time the Indians won, credit cards didnt exist. The only fast food was that peanut-butter-and-jelly sandwich your grandma slapped together for your mom or dad before school. And while TV did in fact exist, it was only in two colors: black and white. And historians tell us the only way to change the channel was to get your butt up off the couch and turn the dial. Which is, frankly, the ultimate definition of primitive.So have we convinced you about that long time ago stuff? Excelllent. Atletico Madrid Jan Oblak Jersey. That was important. But now we also need to introduce some impressive sporting perspective to counterbalance that crazy Cubs trivia we spit out earlier.By 1948, all three of the sports leagues currently operating franchises in Cleveland -- Major League Baseball, the NFL and the NBA -- were in existence. (Yeah, yeah. So they havent necessarily operated continuously in Cleveland since 1948, but humor us, OK?) And in those three leagues, 60 different teams have won a championship since the last time the Indians won one. Yep, 60. Which sure is a lot of parades that havent involved that baseball team from Cleveland.Ah, but thanks to the most insane coincidence in the history of sports, guess which city the 60th team on that list happens to play in? Uh-huh. That would be Cleveland, where the Cavaliers just happen to be hoisting their championship banner on the same night the World Series opens.You just cant make this stuff up. So it was incredible to hear Kipnis delivering a sentence Monday that no living human had ever heard before.This, he said, is the center of the sports world Tuesday night.And for a change, it was impossible to argue. Still, you have to wonder how the baseball gods feel about that. Theyve been wreaking havoc on both the Cubs and Indians for so long, we just hope they can break that habit for at least one of them over the next week.Luckily, the men who play for these teams have pretty much had it with the idea that the wrath of those baseball gods has anything to do with them. And youll be hearing all about that over the next week, too, wed predict.We were joking, the Cubs Chris Coghlan said Monday. K.B. [aka?Kris Bryant] even did a commercial with Adidas with a goat. ... Go ask him about it.Hey, he said to go ask the man, right? So we promptly sprinted faster than Dexter Fowler to ask Bryant what he could tell us about his commercial with that goat.Which one? Bryant deadpanned. Ive done a couple. I did one for Red Bull that was kind of ...Before he could get any further, though, he found himself shaking his head. Turns out hes not much of a goat lover. Who knew?I dont even know, man, Bryant said. This whole goat thing -- its like: What? Who cares? ... No one believes in that. I know I dont. I dont believe in superstition. I try to change up my underwear when I have a good game, so theres no superstition. Sorry. I dont believe in it.Hey, no apologies necessary, because really, friends, at this point, should anyone? But just to make sure, we asked Bryant to confirm the rumors that never once during that commercial did the goat talk to him about anything that happened to the Cubs in 1945, or 2003 or any other year.The goat never said anything, Bryant reported. It was actually raining that day, so the goat didnt want to be near me. He ran away. So he wouldnt talk to me. Im no goat whisperer.Wow. That might be the biggest scoop of the whole World Series: Kris Bryant is no goat whisperer. More coming up on the next SportsCenter. Or not.What will definitely be coming up on SportsCenter, however, is what shapes up to be a tremendous World Series, between two franchises that have suffered enough to deserve one. Whether that suffering factors into the outcome in any way, though, is something only the baseball gods know for sure.If the curses are real, Kipnis joked, Im hoping that the stronger curse wins out. And if thats true, I think we wont have to worry. I think its a serious thing that they wouldnt let that goat in [to Wrigley Field for the 1945 Series]. I dont know how the baseball gods can ever forgive them.Well, theyre about to forgive somebody. Or at least that seems like a safe assumption. But when were talking about a World Series between (inhale) the Cubs and (exhale) the Indians, can we really be absolutely, positively, 100 percent sure that somebody will win? Boy, we dont know. Would it shock anyone if Game 7 was tied and then went 97 innings -- after which Rob Manfred just took the hint and declared them both co-winners?No, somebody should win, Kipnis reassured us. Unlike that football game [Sunday] night. Cheap MLB Jerseys cheap jerseys Cheap Jerseys Free Shipping cheap nfl jerseys Cheap Jerseys USA China Jerseys Cheap NFL Authentic Jerseys Cheap Jerseys For Sale Cheap NFL Jerseys China Wholesale Jerseys Cheap NBA Jerseys ' ' '
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