Alan’s favorite month of the year is in full swing, and he’s got that ’16-straight wins kind of feeling’ going on after watching the Tribe blank the Orioles at the ballpark tonight!
Alan went the distance tonight, continuing his perfect record at Progressive Field this season (6-0 this season; 18-7 lifetime). The night started well, as Encarnacion greeted us at the gates with a 3-run first inning HR. It was the second time this season he homered as we entered the ballpark. And it ended well, too, as the Indians extended their team record win streak.
In between, Alan’s highlights included participating in Hang On Sloopy (middle of the 5th inning), trying Twizzlers for the first time (Daddy’s go-to ballpark candy), watching guest-Hot-Dog-Race-participant Relish’s 2nd-ever appearance and 1st victory, buying a “C-logo” mini bat (held by Alan in the picture above), and enjoying the shorter lines in the Kids Clubhouse — especially at the slide — due to the evening start time.
Tonight’s game was a late add to our season schedule after Alan requested one more September night game. I’m glad he asked for this one!
Alan has continued to gradually increase his interest in the Tribe this season. In addition to the memorable moments we’ve witnessed at the ballpark (captured in these posts), he’s tuned in for the last inning of quite a few Indians games over the summer. The most notable game-endings he caught include the Encarnacion walk-off Grand Slam vs LAA on July 25th and the Gomes walk-off 3-run HR vs COL on August 8th.
Alan loves seeing the Indians players throw water on each other after a walk-off (dating back to watching replays of the Naquin inside-the-park walk-off last season), so he was really fortunate to catch those.