Mother’s Day Weekend

 

 

 

I was back in town this past weekend and went to the Indian’s game with my sister.  It was her treat.  We had a blast.  We ran into my daughter Liz and her hubby Ryan and their daughter Morgan.

We sat in the bleachers. The last time we were there the guy behind us made the night a terrible experience. That was not the case this time. 

Thanks Alice for the great time that we had together.

I love Cleveland!

 

MY CLAIM TO FAME AT JACOBS FIELD

MY CLAIM TO FAME AT JACOBS FIELD

BY ALICE MILLER MY OLDER SISTER

It was the second week of September, 2007. The assistant superintendent of our school system sent out an email saying he had three tickets and a parking pass for Friday night’s Indians game. The Tribe was going to play the Kansas City Royals. I immediately responded to his email and was awarded the tickets. I was so excited. I have never witnessed a game from the bleachers before.

I had been to 5 games this season already…..but each game had its own sense of excitement for the fans and the city of Cleveland. The Cleveland Indians were winning more games since the All-Star Break. There have been more late-inning rallies; big number innings; and exciting walk-off hits. There were kids games, music and contests, the WAVE and more importantly the PIE IN THE FACE of one of the heroes of the night of a winning game. Jacobs Field was ROCKIN’ !

I invited my daughter, Christine and her friend, Ramona to go to the game with me. We found our seats (GREAT SEATS) and settled in. Christine said “Mom, if the ball comes out here we will put down our drinks and catch the ball.” It started to drizzle. Did that stop us true fans?? NO !! We sat there with our umbrellas and it shortly stopped raining.

By the fifth inning, it was 4-1 Kansas City. The Indians came back with 2 in the seventh and one in the eight. TIED AT 4. Casey Blake connected with the ball. I heard Ramona say that the ball was headed our way. I looked up and saw the little white baseball getting BIGGER AND BIGGER, heading right for our section. I reached up for the ball and my loving daughter grabbed me and pulled me back so I would not get hurt (yea, sure). I kept reaching down to the floor where the ball landed from the row behind. I felt it, I almost had it in my grasp. I lost it!! Some young dude behind me managed to capture the ball. YOUNG is the key word here.

We were so excited!! The Indians had another walk off home run. The fans were going crazy especially in the bleachers. We turned around to watch the scoreboard and saw Casey Blake getting a pie in the face.

To top it off, we enjoyed the fantastic fireworks display that Jacobs put on for Fireworks Friday. I had my DVR on the television set to record the game and after game show. When we got back to my house, I found that clip and played it again and again. There was Christine pulling me out of the way to protect me. What a Sweetie!!

It is also on Indians.com. Go to search- type in Blake- multimedia-Sept. 14 400k.
You can’t miss us. My daughter is the one in the blue jacket and white hat pulling an old lady to safety!

Oh yes, Christine has Dad’s Indians hat. I am going to wear it to the game this Thursday against the Red Sox.

GO TRIBE. Win one for JOHN BEAUDRY.

I miss you Daddy.

My Dad and the Cleveland Indians

 

My dad loved baseball! He played for minor leagues that traveled around the states in the late 40’s. We would play catch in the back yard and the front yard. In my eyes he was the greatest.

Well when he got older he had a stroke. He could not get out of his wheel chair. So he and mom would watch a lot of TV together, especially the Indians. I don’t remember a time that when we visited dad, that he didn’t have his Indians ball cap on. He was in that chair for at least 7 years. He never gave up on them. The year he died, 1997, we buried him in his cap. He was actually buried on opening day that year.

We all sang “take me out to the ball game” by the grave.

We hoped and prayed that they would go all the way that year.

Well I say

DO IT THIS YEAR TRIBE!

WIN IT FOR JOHN BEAUDRY!

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LOOK FOR US AT THE GAME THURSDAY NIGHT!

WE ARE THE ONES WITH THE SIGN THAT SAYS

WIN THIS FOR JOHN BEAUDRY!!

My Cleveland Indians childhood memories

When I was in grade school the Cleveland Press would award grade school students 2 tickets for several games if they got straight A’s. (I don’t remember exactly how many) My sister Alice always got straight A’s. We had so much fun going to the old ball park. My sister and I would wait outside of the stadium for the ball players to come out and get their autographs! It was wonderful!

Does anyone else have great memories of the old stadium?

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My sister and I will be going again to see the Indians next Thursday, unless of course the Tribe sweeps the series!

Go Tribe!

Go Tribe

We Believe!

All the Way 2007!

Cleveland Rocks!!!!!!

 

 

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Great photos by my sister Alice Miller.