Alan continued his perfect season at Progressive Field today, as the Indians improved to 5-0 with Alan in attendance following a 12-0 victory over the Royals. To Alan’s delight, we opted to take the transit downtown, and Robbie and Jill — our generous season-long ticket providers — came to the game with us.
Alan was showing off his balancing skills on the large wooden bat in the Kids Clubhouse while the Indians scored a season-high nine runs in the 2nd inning. The scoring came via a 2-run HR by Lindor, a 3-run HR by Santana, and finally a Grand Slam by Gomes — with the latter drawing quite a few families out of the Clubhouse and onto the balcony to join in the cheering!
Out on the family deck, more records were set as Alan beat his personal best race time of 6.89 seconds! Alan was thrilled to see his first sub-7 seconds time and excitedly reported the news to Robbie. The new record time must’ve been due to the pre-race popcorn he requested beforehand.
We didn’t have time to hit today as lines were extra long (due to a standing room only crowd at Progressive Field) and the game went fast (no scoring after the 2nd inning). So we opted not to risk losing our place at the front of the MVP line for running the bases, and lined up during the 8th inning.
I ran with Alan today, while Robbie and Jill watched from the stands. You could tell which one of us was the record setter, as I quickly fell behind Alan and never caught up, despite the usual log-jam between 3rd base and home plate. After running, Alan took the camera for selfies and photos from his perspective, including this close-up of Robbie, Jill, and I.
Alan was in a silly mood with the camera out, as evidenced by the following photo that we took behind the dugout.
For the Tribe, today’s win capped a weekend in which the Indians outscored the Royals 20-0 over three games. It was the first time since 1956 that the Indians shut-out a team for an entire series.
For Alan, it was another great Sunday afternoon at the ballpark with his family!